Jobs Queensland’s Anticipating Future Skills project has been designed to help industries and regions with uncertainty around the changing future of work. The project’s final report has been launched and gives crucial information to business, employers, workers and communities about where jobs growth will be and what skills will be needed.

Three future scenarios have been devised, covering the period 2017 to 2022. Generated using economic modelling, existing data and trends, feedback from industry and stakeholders, these scenarios depict a plausible future. These scenarios include:

  1. Technological Change: increasing labour productivity of all industries in Queensland so that the productivity of each is 0.25 per cent higher than the baseline each year between 2017-18 and 2021-22.
  2. Changing workforce: increasing interstate migration with a decreasing proportion of working aged population (15-64 years).
  3. External impact: halving the price of coal and iron ore.

Jobs Queensland has also produced a number of regional, industry and occupational tools for those wishing to explore the data in more detail. Click on the relevant link below to view more details and to access the tools:

Regions – View detailed employment projections for 15 regional areas across QLD

Industries – View detailed employment projections by ANZSIC industry

Occupations – View detailed employment projections by ANZSCO occupation

Qualifications – View the key findings for both Field of Education and Level of Education

You can download the full report here – Anticipating Future Skills: Jobs growth and alternative futures for Queensland to 2022