Top employing industries in Victoria
|Health Care and Social Assistance|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services|
|Education and Training|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing|
|Public Administration and Safety|
|Accommodation and Food Services|
|Financial and Insurance Services|
|Administrative and Support Services|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services|
|Information Media and Telecommunications|
|Arts and Recreation Services|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services|
Victoria is the second largest employing state, with the majority of jobs located in Melbourne. While Victorians are employed across all industries, around one in four work in either Health Care and Social Assistance or Retail Trade.
Around 70% of Victorian workers have post-school qualifications, with a relatively large share holding a bachelor degree or higher. Workers in Melbourne are more likely to hold a bachelor degree or higher qualification than those in regional Victoria, where a certificate III or higher VET qualification is more common.
Part-time work is relatively common, accounting for around a third of total employment. Workers in both Geelong and Shepparton are the most likely to be employed in this manner (38% and 37%). A full breakdown of part-time work across the state is available in the table below.
Despite the general downturn, the size and diversity of the Victorian labour market means employment opportunities will continue to exist across all industries. Employers need workers who are resilient, proactive and capable and, if you are able to demonstrate these attributes, you will stand out from the crowd. Digital skills are also important, with continued enhancements in technology affecting jobs and society more broadly. For more information on skills in the future, please see Skills for the future.
Employment by region, Victoria
|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|
|Latrobe - Gippsland||33||47||13||32||15||39||42|
|Warrnambool and South West||34||47||17||31||8||32||46|
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (seasonally adjusted and annual averages of original data); ABS, Characteristics of Employment; ABS, Education and Work.