Industry leaders and experts are looking to Australia’s most demanding service industries for answers.
Posted by Victoria Bureau of Statistics, Labor’s industrial service workers programThe industry that makes up the vast majority of the workforce in Australia is the service sector, which comprises more than half of all employees.
The Australian Bureau of Industry and Technology (ABS) has released its annual industry report, which gives a snapshot of the Australian workforce.
The industry accounts for more than 90 per cent of Australia’s total workforce and employs about 7.6 million people.
It includes:The Australian Institute of Industrial Relations has identified some of the industry’s biggest challenges for employees:It includes the following key challenges:The ABS data is compiled from a range of sources, including industry surveys and employment data, as well as reports from major organisations such as the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the Australian Medical Association.
The ABS also publishes its annual Industry Survey.
The report is a snapshot snapshot of workers in the service industry, based on information from the Australian Industry Classification (AIC) of industries.
It provides an overview of the current work and employment status of the work force.
The latest figures for 2017 show:Workplace turnover in the most-populated service industries in Australia fell 2.4 per cent in the year to June 2017 compared to the same period in 2016, according to ABS data.
The decline was driven by a decrease in full-time and part-time work in the hospitality, hospitality and retail and catering industries.
In the hospitality sector, turnover declined by 1.4 percentage points compared to a year ago.
This marked the biggest decrease in turnover since the previous year.
However, the hospitality industry is not the only sector to experience significant job losses in the last financial year.
The mining and oil and gas industries saw the biggest drop in the industry in the period to June, with an overall decline of 12.6 per cent.
In contrast, the retail and hospitality industries experienced a decline of 9.9 per cent compared to last year.