Ballarat's Trending Industries

Posted: 10th Nov

Information Communication Technology (ICT)

ICT Careers (2011 census data)
Predicted five year regional job growth - 18%
Average wage per week - $1,050
Percentage of regional workforce - 51%
Total employed - 12,879

Top five careers:

Systems design - 1056 people employed up 40%
Telecommunications - 496 people employed down 26%
Publishing (not internet or music) – 392 people employed down 10%
Radio and TV publishing – 166 people employed which is a steady result
Motion picture and sound - 129 people employed down 31%

 

 

Careers that Teach

Careers that teach (2011 census data)
Predicted ten year regional job growth - 1800 jobs
Average wage per week - $1257
Percentage of regional workforce - 12%
Total employed - 4506 people

Top five careers:

Primary School Teacher - 1369 people employed up 7.5%
Secondary School Teacher - 1363 people employed up 6.4%
University Lecturers and Tutors - 440 people employed up 23%
Vocational Education Teacher - 301  people employed up 8.6%
Private Tutor and Teacher - 203 people employed up 12%

 

 

Careers in Caring

Careers in Caring (2011 census data)
Predicted five year regional job growth - 30%
Growth in previous five years - 26%
Average wage per week - $1,050
Percentage of regional workforce - 15.5%
Total employed = 8387

Top five careers:

Registered nurses  - 2452 people employed up 19%
Aged and disability carers - 1345 people employed up 38%
Child carers - 818  people employed up 36%
Personal carers - 423 people employed up 6%
Generalist Medical Practitioners - 270 people employed up 19%

Fastest Growing:
Health and Welfare services managers - 200 people employed up 66%
Medical imagers - 106 people employed up 27%
Occupational therapists - 74 people employed up 60%

 

 

Eat, Stay, Tour Careers

EAT STAY TOUR Careers (2011 census data)
Predicted five year regional job growth - 25%
Average wage per week - $825
Percentage of regional workforce - 7.5%
Total employed - 2,827

Top five careers:

Wait staff - 888 up 26%
Bar and barista staff - 433 up 57%
Hospitality managers - 393  up 26%
Café and restaurant managers - 339 up 18%
Hotel and motel managers - 212 down 4.9%

 

 

Careers that Build

Careers that build (2011 census data)
Predicted five year regional job growth - 15%
Average wage per week - $1,100
Percentage of regional workforce - 20%
Total employed - 7,487

Top five careers:

House construction – 1836 people employed up 20%
Air conditioning and heating - 745 people employed up 1012%
Electrical services - 664 people employed up 30%
Site preparation - 660 people employed up 21%
Civil construction (roads and bridges) – 295 people employed up 110%

Fastest growing:
Tiling and carpeting - 162% growth
Roofing services180% - growth
Construction services - 1482% growth

 

 

 

Careers that Move

Careers that move(2011 census data)
Predicted five year regional job growth - 16%
Average wage per week - $1200
Percentage of regional workforce - 8.1%
Total employed - 3053

Top five careers:

Road transport - 1883 people employed down 7.3%
Postal services - 345 people employed jobs down 22%
Rail transport - 254 people employed up 9.9%
Transport support – 244 people employed up 2.5%
Warehousing - 120 people employed up 12%

 

Careers in Retailing

Careers in Retailing (2011 census data)
Predicted five year regional job growth - 15%
Average wage - $66,495 per annum
Percentage of regional workforce - 25%
Total employed - 9499
 

Top five careers:

Food retailing – 2408 people employed up 9.8%
Clothing retailing - 841 people employed up 29%
Hardware and building supplies - 630 people employed up 19%
Pharmacy retailing - 606 people employed up 21%
Department store - 587 people employed down 1.6%

 

 

Careers in Food and Fibre

Careers in Food and Fibre (2011 census data)
Predicted five year regional job growth - 20%
Growth in previous five years - Down 23%
Average wage per week - $878
Percentage of regional workforce - 5%
Total employed - 5462 people employed

Top four careers now:

Beef production  - 1174 people employed up 197%
Rice growing  - 753 people employed  up 753%
Meat and poultry processing  - 584 people employed up 16%
Fruit and Vegie processing 401  - people employed  down 44%

 

Fastest Growing:
Fruit and tree nut growing - employs 211 up 93%
Rice growing - employs 753, up from O%
Specialized beef cattle - employs 1174 up 197%
Deer farming - employs 90, up from 0%