Data on Job Outlook (www.joboutlook.gov.au) are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in employment conditions.
- Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Aged and Disabled Carers is expected to be high (greater than 50,000). Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce). Further information about job openings and projected employment growth is available on the Help page.
- Employment for this occupation rose very strongly (in percentage terms) in the past five years and rose very strongly in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Aged and Disabled Carers to November 2019 is expected to grow very strongly.
- This is a very large occupation (141,000 in November 2014) suggesting that opportunities should be available in most regions.
- Aged and Disabled Carers have a relatively low proportion of full-time jobs (39.6 per cent). For Aged and Disabled Carers working full-time, average weekly hours are 37.5 (compared to 40.9 for all occupations) and earnings are below average - in the third decile. Unemployment for Aged and Disabled Carers is average.
- The most common level of educational attainment for Aged and Disabled Carers is Certificate III/IV (48.8 per cent).
- Aged and Disabled Carers are mainly employed in Health Care and Social Assistance, Public Administration and Safety and Administrative and Support Services.
- A national police history check will be required prior to employment