Worker Opportunities

Council of Mayors | South East Queensland

From 2011 to 2041, the region’s workforce is expected to grow from 1.5 million to 2.6 million workers.

Australia and Queensland are entering a period where growth will be less driven by resources and low to medium technology production, with high technology industry becoming an increasingly important driver of growth.

The top 3 industries by employment currently in the South East Queensland region are:
1. Health Care and Social Assistance (12.0%)
2. Retail Trade (11.2%)
3. Construction (10.1%)

By 2041, the top 3 industries by employment in the region are projected to be:
1. Health Care and Social Assistance (15.3%).
2. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (10.3%).
3. Education and Training (10.2%).

If you’re considering seeking employment in the region for yourself or for family members, South East Queensland boasts a strong and vibrant education sector. A wealth of quality primary and secondary schools, both private and public, are equipping our youth with the skills needed for the challenges of tomorrow.

A diverse range of specialist, skills focussed Registered Training Organisations are developing our quality workforce through first‑rate vocational education and training.

Nine world class universities within the region educate our industry and community leaders in addition to more than 100,000 international students.

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