This is a large and diverse industry, and includes activities such as legal and accounting services, veterinary services, and computer system design. Employment has increased strongly over the past five years, particularly in Computer System Design and Related Services.
Employment is concentrated in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. More than a quarter of this workforce is self employed.
This is a highly skilled workforce, with 84% holding post-school qualifications. Professionals represent 58% of this industry.
Only 10% of this workforce is aged 15 to 24 years old, reflecting the time it takes to attain the required qualifications.
Employment is projected to increase strongly over the five years to 2023, reflecting the ongoing demand for highly educated workers in the Australian labour market.
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Industry Employment Projections
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