Australian Capital Territory

The Australian Capital Territory graphic shows 0% of jobs are regional. 16% of workers are aged 15 to 24 years. 11% of workers are self-employed.

The Australian Capital Territory graphic shows 45% of workers hold a bachelor degree or higher. 23% of workers hold a certificate 3 or higher qualification. 4% of workers hold an other qualification. 28% of workers do not hold a post-school qualification.

Occupation
Public Administration and Safety
Health Care and Social Assistance
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Education and Training
Construction
Accommodation and Food Services
Retail Trade
Other Services
Transport, Postal and Warehousing
Administrative and Support Services
Arts and Recreation Services
Manufacturing
Financial and Insurance Services
Information Media and Telecommunications
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
Wholesale Trade
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Mining

Unlike other states and territories, employment in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is mainly in one industry - Public Administration and Safety. Around one in three Canberran workers are employed in this industry, and most work in public service roles for either the federal or territory government.

However, not all roles within Public Administration and Safety are desk jobs. This industry employs workers across a broad range of areas including graphic design, event management and communication (increasingly through social media).

With many workers returning to their offices following working from home arrangements, there may also be entry level job openings in cafés and restaurants as demand for these services increases. It is important to note, however, that these jobs are typically advertised by word of mouth. More information on how employers find workers.

Employment by region, Australian Capital Territory

  Employment Profile Workforce Educational Profile
  Part-time Female Aged 15 to 24 years Aged 55 years or older Bachelor degree or higher Cert III or higher VET qual No post-school qual
Region % % % % % % %
ACT 27 49 16 15 45 23 28
Australia 31 47 15 19 33 30 32

Sources: ABS, Labour Force (seasonally adjusted and annual averages of original data); ABS, Characteristics of Employment; ABS, Education and Work.