National, state and territory skill shortage information

Skill shortage research information at the state, territory, and national level.

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The Department of Employment carries out research to identify skill shortages in the Australian labour market. The department publishes the results of its research as national overviews; state, territory and national overview reports and lists; occupational cluster reports (grouping similar occupations); and individual occupational reports.

This page contains skill shortage information at the state, territory and national level. Skill shortage information is also available by occupation.

Skill shortage lists

The following documents provide a list of skill shortages identified by the department. These are updated on a six monthly basis:

Ratings should be viewed in the context of the full occupational analysis by reading the related reports.

National skill shortage research reports

The following documents provide national information about occupations:

New South Wales skill shortage research reports

The following documents provide information about skill shortage research for New South Wales:

Victorian skill shortage research reports

The following documents provide information about skill shortage research for Victoria:

Queensland skill shortage research reports

The following documents provide information about skill shortage research for Queensland:

South Australian skill shortage research reports

The following documents provide information about skill shortage research for South Australia:

Western Australian skill shortage research reports

The following documents provide information about skill shortage research for Western Australia:

Tasmanian skill shortage research reports

The following documents provide information about skill shortage research for Tasmania:

Northern Territory skill shortage research reports

The following documents provide information about skill shortage research for the Northern Territory:

Australian Capital Territory skill shortage research reports

The following documents provide information about skill shortage research for the Australian Capital Territory:

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A range of information about Australian regional labour markets is available from:

Detailed information is available on the methodology used for the skill shortage research program.

If you have any enquiries about the skill shortage research program or national reports please email AustralianJobs@employment.gov.au

For queries relating to specific state or territory reports, please contact the relevant Labour Economics Office from the department: