The National Skills Commission (NSC) Employment Projections provide a guide to the likely direction of the jobs market over the next five years. Each year these projections are updated to reflect emerging trends and developments. The latest data available are for the five years to November 2026.
Projections by industry
Four services industries are projected to provide almost two-thirds (65.4%) of the total projected employment growth:
- Health care and social assistance
- Professional, scientific and technical services
- Education and training
- Accommodation and food services.
This follows the long-term structural shift in employment towards services industries.
Projections by occupational group
Increases in employment are projected across all eight broad occupational groups over the five years to November 2026. NSC projections show very strong employment growth for professionals (up by 494,200 or 14.7%) and community and personal service workers (up by 188,900 or 13.5%).
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