Professional, Scientific and Technical Services is a large and diverse industry and includes legal and accounting services, veterinary services, and computer system design. Employment is mostly located in capital cities and 64% of jobs are concentrated in New South Wales and Victoria.
Top Employing Occupations
|Software and Applications Programmers|
|Management and Organisation Analysts|
|Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers|
|Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators|
|Advertising and Marketing Professionals|
|Architects and Landscape Architects|
|ICT Support Technicians|
|Civil Engineering Professionals|
|Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians|
|Computer Network Professionals|
|ICT Business and Systems Analysts|
|Conveyancers and Legal Executives|
This is a highly skilled workforce, with more than 80% holding post-school qualifications. Professionals represent 59% of this industry and more than a quarter are self-employed.
A small share of this workforce is young (aged 15 to 24 years old), reflecting the time it takes to attain the required qualifications.
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (seasonally adjusted and annual averages of original data); ABS, Characteristics of Employment; ABS, Education and Work.