Top 5 Information Media and Telecommunications Occupations
|Top 5 Occupations||This Industry||All Industries|
|Telecommunications Trades Workers||14,600||22,300|
|Journalists and Other Writers||12,600||27,500|
|Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors||9,300||14,200|
|Artistic Directors, Media Producers and Presenters||8,500||16,800|
The diverse Information Media and Telecommunications industry employs almost 220,000 workers, or 2% of Australia’s workforce. It includes businesses engaged in newspaper and Internet publishing, radio, broadcasting and telecommunications infrastructure and networks.
Employment growth has been relatively subdued (up by 3.3% or 7,100) over the five years to November 2015. The majority of new jobs were created in Motion Picture and Sound Recording Activities and Telecommunications Services. A similar growth rate is projected over the five years to November 2020 (up by 4.0% or 8,800) with the largest number of new jobs expected in Telecommunications Services (up by 6,400).
About 60% of jobs are located in Sydney and Melbourne.
More than 40% of the workers are Professionals, but the largest five employing occupations demonstrate the diversity of jobs offered in this industry. Around two thirds of workers hold post-school qualifications, and they are more likely to have a bachelor degree or higher qualification than workers across all industries. Just 24% have a qualification at the certificate III or higher vocational education and training (VET) level (compared with 32% across all industries).
Relatively few workers are aged 15 to 24 years (12%) and 45 years and over (31%). Women have a slightly lower share of jobs in this industry than they have of all jobs (43% compared with 46%).
Educational attainment, Information Media and Telecommunications (% of industry total)
Age profile, Information Media and Telecommunications (% of industry total)
Employment projections by region, Information Media and Telecommunication, five years to November 2020 (% change)
For more information see lmip.gov.au
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Employment, Industry Employment Projections; ABS, Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification