Jobs Are Up - Get Excited

A few good stats backed up by seriously solid data are worth well over a thousand words.

As I was digging through piles of information and opinion around the rise of inequality as a driving social and political force, I came across this little pearler that demonstrates the strength of job creation in our region. And, because who doesn’t want to be a bit proud of where they live, I wanted to share it with you, dear GBN readers.

Of the top 20 fastest growing job markets in Australia in the 21st century – as recorded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics – Geelong placed 10th (that’s good, by the way) with total jobs growing in our region from 88,100 in 2000 to 139,000 in 2017. With 65 per cent of those jobs being full-time, those are some good numbers.

The ABS Fastest Growing Australian Jobs Markets from 2000-2017

            Region                               State             % Growth          Jobs Growth (‘000)

  1.  Mandurah                             WA                 91%                       18.9
  2.  Melbourne - west                 VIC                 90%                       177.9
  3.  Moreton Bay - south            QLD                84%                       46.7
  4.  Gold Coast                           QLD                79%                       132.9
  5.  Sydney - city/inner south      NSW               74%                       84.0
  6.  Moreton Bay - north             QLD                69%                       45.3
  7.  Central Coast                      NSW                64%                       68.2
  8.  Sunshine Coast                   QLD                 61%                       60.3
  9. Brisbane - inner city             QLD                 58%                       57.3
  10. Geelong                              VIC                  58%                       50.9
  11. Melbourne - inner city           VIC                 57%                       129.9
  12. Perth - north west                WA                  57%                       110.3
  13. Melbourne – south east        VIC                  56%                       137.9
  14. Ipswich                              QLD                 56%                        54.8
  15. Perth – south east                WA                 55%                        95.1
  16. Brisbane – south                 QLD                 53%                        67.7
  17. Perth – south west               WA                  53%                       72.8
  18. Perth – inner                       WA                  51%                       35.0
  19. Bunbury                             QLD                 50%                       29.8
  20. Melbourne – north east        VIC                  50%                       88.8   

(source: ABS, catalogue 6291) 

 

 

 

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