Australia is set to gain 42,000 jobs from the transport industry over the next five years, bringing the total transportation workforce to more than 622,000 workers.
But according to a report by the government’s Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, most of these gains will be experienced in just two arenas.
Total transportation employment in Australia will grow by 1.4 percent per year until 2017. Within that larger field, air and space transport will rise by 1.6 percent annually, with road transport growing by 1.4 percent. Water and rail employment levels are expected to contract by 0.3 percent and 1.3 percent each year, respectively.
Postal and courier delivery jobs will increase by 2.2 percent each year, according to the report. Transport support jobs and warehousing employment are also due for small yearly increases.
The full employment prediction report can be found here
. - Jon Ross