Skills Priority List occupation reports released

Skills Priority List occupation reports released

The National Skills Commission has released more detailed analysis of the 2021 Skills Priority List, with in-depth reports of select occupation groups now available.

Covering all 8 major occupation groups as defined by the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO), and a further 10 covering sub-major occupation groups, the reports look at topics including:

  • Occupations in shortage
  • Future demand projections
  • Employer’s experience when recruiting for occupations
  • State and territory comparisons
  • Demand and supply considerations.

The occupation reports provide supplementary information to the SPL and assist users to better understand these individual labour markets.

The information contained in the reports outlines key occupation group level data from the SPL findings, along with new analysis of the qualitative and quantitative data collected through the SPL research process, accompanied by analysis of supply and demand factors.

These reports draw on information from labour market data analysis, employer surveys, and stakeholder consultation with industry bodies and government agencies.


Spotlight on Construction Trades Workers – ANZSCO Sub-Major Group 33

Report highlights:

  • All assessed occupations within this group were in shortage, with the majority of occupations projected to have moderate future demand.
  • The majority of employers across the country filled a relatively low proportion of advertised vacancies for Construction Trades Workers.
  • Employers received fewer than average suitable applicants, and smaller than average pools of applicants.
  • Among the surveyed Construction Trades Worker occupations, the lowest vacancy fill rates were for Solid Plasterer, Roof Tiler, and Stonemason.
  • Construction Trades Worker occupations were raised by a number of stakeholders through the engagement process, where difficulty recruiting was reported nationally.

To view the reports, click here.