Australia Census Data Shows Tech & Healthcare Industries More Dependent On Immigration

Australia Census Data Shows Tech & Healthcare Industries More Dependent On Immigration

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released new 2021 Australia Census data on October 12. Fortunately, it shows the rise in work and study opportunities in emerging fields of science and technology, and healthcare is aiding more immigration. 

The new 2021 Australia Census data shows Migration to Australia is helping close the skills gap in the tech workforce. Two-thirds of Software and Applications Programmers were born overseas. Software and Applications Programmers are the third most common occupation for recent overseas arrivals, with 24,000 arriving since 2016.

Additionally, the data reveals that in the decade to August 2021, the health and community services workforce grew by 50 percent – almost 600,000 extra employees. Interestingly, more than four in 10 nurses and carers were born overseas. 

Top Immigration Trends Favoring Moving to Australia in 2023

  1. Australian Government increases permanent residency intakes to 195,000

The Australian government added another 35,000 places to the previous annual permanent residency intake targets in a bid to address the growing skills & labor shortage in the country. These targets will be valid for the year ending June 30, 2023. 

  1. Australia posts 480,100 job vacancies in May 2022

The Australian Bureau of Statistics noted about 480,100 job vacancies in Australia as of May 2022. This is nearly a 100 percent increase from February 2020. 

Australia is currently facing skill shortages in different industries like Manufacturing, Retail, Tourism, Tech industry & Healthcare. An increase in the migrant cap will most likely benefit these industries. 

  1. Higher female representation in ICT jobs

One in five ICT Professionals and ICT Managers is female. This is great news for immigrant females from Asian countries who aspire to take up high-paying careers. 

Interesting more female workers in Australia are under the age of 30 – one in three ICT Managers and ICT Business and Systems Analysts.

Take this free assessment online to determine your chances of qualifying. 

Who is Eligible to Immigrate to Australia?

Skilled visa to Australia requirements is based on points secured against various human capital factors like age, education, language proficiency, work experience, and more. 

We encourage you to check out our previous blog post that distinguishes between Canada’s and Australia’s immigration points systems for skilled migration and learn more about the points required for skilled migration to Australia. Click here

If you’re looking to improve your chances of immigration, we recommend getting in touch with a certified immigration consultant. Here, you can determine your eligibility and explore various options for skilled migration to Australia depending on your work experience and academic profile. 

Visit a Certified Immigration Consultant to get started 

While countries like Canada, and Australia is poised well to welcome more skilled immigrants to boost post-pandemic recovery, you can book a free appointment with CanApprove and consult an expert before deciding on your Australian visa application.

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CanApprove is a certified consultant for Canadian and Australian immigration services and overseas education counseling. With a rich experience of 20+ years in the industry, CanApprove has had major successes in fulfilling the dreams of thousands of migrating abroad! 

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