Occupational skill shortages information

Skill shortages research information by occupation.

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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 individual occupational and cluster reports for groupings of similar occupations. Some occupational labour markets are assessed at the state and territory level, but for others only a national assessment is made.

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

Accountants

Occupational reports are available for the following occupations:

Agriculture and horticulture occupations

Individual reports are available for the following occupations:

A report outlining the labour market for the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry on the labour market information portal.

Automotive trades

Reports are available which provide information for the automotive trades cluster.

Individual reports are available for the following occupations:

Building professions, and architecture and building technicians

Reports are available which provide information for the building professions and architecture and building technicians cluster.

Individual reports are available for the following occupations:

Child care occupations

Reports are available which provide information for the child care cluster.

Individual occupational reports are available for:

Construction trades

Reports are available which provide information for the construction trades cluster.

Individual reports are available for the following occupations:

Electrotechnology and telecommunications technicians and trades

A research report which provides a national overview of the labour market is available for the electrotechnology trades cluster.

Individual occupational reports are available for:

Engineering professions

Reports are available which provide information for the engineering professions and technicians cluster.

Individual reports are available for the following occupations:

Engineering trades

Reports are available which provide information for the engineering trades cluster.

Individual reports are available for the following occupations:

Food trades

A research report which provides a national overview of the labour market is available for the food trades cluster.

Individual reports are available for the following occupations:

Health and social assistance occupations

Reports are available which provide information for the health professions,  nurses and personal care workers clusters.

Individual occupational reports are available for the following health professions:

Individual occupational reports are available for the following nursing and social assistance occupations:

Information technology professions

A research report which provides a national overview of the labour market is available for information technology professions.

A research report which provides a national overview of the labour market is available for resources sector professionals.

Teachers

Reports are available which provide information for the teachers cluster.

Other occupations

Individual reports are also available for the following occupations:

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Profiles of employment trends for occupations and industries are 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: