Labour Market Research and Analysis

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Understanding the state of the Australian labour market as the economy moves through COVID-19 recovery is critical. 

We are establishing a holistic view of the labour market and the skills needed in the Australian economy—at an occupational, industry and regional level.

We monitor, research and analyse developments in the Australian labour market, including occupational, industry and regional labour market trends within industries and occupations; and the impact that these developments have on youth, the long-term unemployed and underemployed persons.

Having access to this information is essential for governments, tertiary education providers, employers and students and job seekers to help make smart choices about how to invest in training, skilling and reskilling.

The Labour Market Information Portal (LMIP) brings together data, reports and insights to help users better understand the local labour market. We regularly update LMIP for the latest information on employment conditions.

Job Outlook provides information on employment characteristics and trends for more than 1,000 occupations. Data from official sources is combined with NSC research to provide detailed information on:

  • main tasks, required skills, and daily demands
  • usual hours and average earnings
  • workforce characteristics such as age, gender, educational attainment, location
  • common entry pathways, licencing or registration requirements, with links to training, vacancies, and other relevant resources
  • skills in demand and future outlook
  • practical tools such as the Career Quiz and Skills Match to assist users to identify jobs matched to interests, and to explore job transitions that build on skills developed in past jobs.

Australian Jobs is a point in time overview of trends in the Australian labour market. It is designed to support a range of users, such as students, career advisers, job seekers and providers, those considering future training and work and people interested in labour market issues. 

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