Public Administration and Safety includes government administration, and services that maintain or enforce public order and regulations. Employment growth in this industry has been relatively strong over the past five years (up by 11.3%).
There was particularly strong employment growth over the past year, with a significant number of jobs added in State Government Administration.
This workforce is relatively skilled (more than three quarters of workers hold post-school qualifications), relatively old (just 5% are aged 15 to 24 years) and full-time work is common (83% of employment).
Public Administration and Safety employment is projected to increase by 5.0% over the five years to May 2023 (compared with 7.1% growth projected across all industries).
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Industry Employment Projections; NCVER, Apprentices and Trainees
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