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High-Demand, High-Paying Jobs in Australia

Ms. Inglish is a successful employment & training pro, setting Midwest regional records with tens of thousands placed in gainful employment.

Economy and Jobs in Australia

Even though major bushfires seared Australia in late 2019 and early 2020, the government projected increasing jobs through 2024 in a strong economy in February 2020. Department of Education, Skills and Employment projections show indicate an increase in employment by 1,075,000 or 8.3% from May 2020 to May 2024.

Economic Stimulus: The federal government announced that compensation would be paid to volunteer firefighters, military personnel would be deployed to assist, and an A$2 billion bush fire recovery fund would be established. New South Wales, which has been hardest hit by the crisis, has pledged A$1 billion focused on repairing infrastructure.

— Michael Heath, January 2020 in "Bloomberg Green"

Significant Job Gains: 2010-2020

The largest gain in Asutralian jobs in 13 years since February 2000 occurred in February 2013.

Job Gains in February 2013:

  • The number of full-time jobs increased overall by 17,800; part-time jobs by 53,700.
  • New South Wales is Australia's most populated state and increased jobs by 22,000. By October 2014, over 105,600 openings were advertised online.

Another View: Australia adds equivalent of 1 million U.S. jobs

Job Gains by August 2015:

  • Australia showed over 105,000 open full-time job postings on Healthcare and sales jobs were in the highest demand.
  • As for part-time job openings, the country listed over 30,000 openings.
  • Total job listings for New South Wales numbered over 55,300 openings.

Job Gains by June 2020:

  • Australia showed over 55,000 full-time and 7,000 part-time job postings on, while listed over 225,000 total openings. Healthcare and government-related jobs were the most highly in demand.
  • Total job listings for New South Wales numbered nearly 73,000 openings on

Five Year Employment Projections: 2020-2024

Industry sectors expected to increase in the newest jobs include:

  1. Health Care and Social Assistance
  2. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  3. Education and Training
  4. Construction

Jobs in STEM fields are predicted to increase at least twice as much as other jobs in the above list.

Occupation Ceiling: The restriction on the amount of Expression of Interest (EOI) or invites that will be issued by the Australian Government for a particular occupation group.

— PSS International Removials (Relocations), June 2020

Employment Outlook for Migrants: 2020-2024

The following jobs are expected by the Australian labor department to provide the largest numbers of new positions for migrants:

  1. Registered Nurses: Travel Nursing is a lucrative way to move to Australia for work.
  2. Software and Applications Programmers
  3. Electricians
  4. Carpenters and Joiners
  5. Secondary School Teachers
  6. Metal Fitters and Machinists
  7. Motor Mechanics
  8. Livestock Farmers
  9. Management Consultants
  10. Plumbers

Highest Demand Jobs for Permanent Resident Status

Australia experienced a shortage of horticultural/agricultural workers during the fourth Quarter of 2019 and relaxed immigrant age, English language, and salary threshold rules for overseas workers. The related high-demand occupations include:

  1. Truck drivers
  2. Forklift driver
  3. Machinery supervisor
  4. Mechanic
  5. Fitter and welder
  6. Nurseryperson
  7. Mechanical engineer
  8. Agriculture technician
Go to Sydney for the most job listings.

Go to Sydney for the most job listings.

Location of the Most Jobs

Most employment opportunities are in the eastern regions:

  1. New South Wales: Over 72,000 job listings in June 2020, double the number found 4th Quarter 2017. A majority of jobs are advertised in the Sydney area.
  2. Queensland, all cities.
  3. Melbourne, Victoria
  4. Western Australia
  5. Canberra Australian Capital Territory
  6. Adelaide South Australia

Companies Hiring the Most Workers

During June 2020, Australian companies consistently listed 225,000 job openings. The companies with the most advertised openings were:

  1. Government of Western Australia
  2. Queensland Government
  3. SA Health
  4. NSW Government
  5. Woolworths Supermarkets
  6. Coles
  7. Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  8. ACT Government
  9. Queensland Helth
  10. Federal Department of Defense

The real gross value added of the mining industry accounted for about 6.4 percent of the total gross value added in Australia, making it one of the largest economic industries in the country.

— Australian, June 8, 2020

Additional Fast-Growing Jobs: Australia Mining Futures

The mining industry has been strong in Australia for a number of years, and as of June 2020, over 130,000 people work in mining occupations.

Australian Mining is a top relevant news publication about advances, current events, and futures in the mining industry around Australia. It provides the latest technical information available in the industry, including advances in equipment, mining techniques, old, new, and currently most effective mining methods, and a number of services to the mining industry.

Minerals and ores of most interest include coal, gold, iron, lithium, nickel, and magnetite, among others.

Australian Space Program Resurgence

Aerospace activities in Australia are under a resurgence of interest as the Australian Space Research Institute increases its energies. An all-volunteer organization, it relies on efforts provided by Australian Universities like the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and others.

Rocket launches are scheduled regularly at Woomera Australian Defense Force Facility, while additional projects are on hold and waiting for funding and personnel in the future:

The town of Woomera is owned by the Australian Defense Force. It offers visits to one of the most recognized aerospace historical sites of the 1960s - 1990s, the Woomera National Aerospace and Missile Park in the town center, a visitors information center, a heritage interpretation center, and a museum. There is also a film theater, bowling alley, swimming pool, retail shops, taverns, and others. Additional visits take tourists into the desert for the wildlife and plants. Woomera Marine Centre is also interesting.

Visiting and Working in Australia: 2024

The website Embrace Australia stated in 2010 that higher numbers of British residents immigrate to Australia than any other nation.

By 2020, the federal government indicated in their national skills shortage assessment extending to 2024 that people from India were migrating in the most numbers to fill shortages in horticulture and agriculture from the fourth quarter of 2019 to the first quarter of 2020.

Tuggeranong Town Centre, Canberra

Tuggeranong Town Centre, Canberra

Advantages for Living and Working in Australia


  • Besides a strong economy, the climate in Australia is more pleasant overall for the British tired of wet weather and Americans tired of the cold in the north.


  • Education for children in Australia is advertised as top notch. Reports are that 80% of youth attend higher education facilities as well.


  • An NHS system is named Medicare in Australia and offered to permanent residents. However, private healthcare remains available via arrangements at work.


  • Much of the culture is located within a short distances of Australian coastlines and beaches, involving outdoor activities much of each year.
  • Sightseeing can be done in any number of landscapes, from rain forests to deserts.
  • Aboriginal Peoples still call the continent and country home in many areas and offer tours and handcrafted items.
Another view at Two Peoples Bay

Another view at Two Peoples Bay


This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2010 Patty Inglish MS

Comments, Experiences, and News of Australian Job Markets

Anita Hasch from Port Elizabeth on January 07, 2017:

Super hub. Very informative and such a interesting country.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on June 05, 2014:

Thanks for the link for Australian jobs. I am going to have a look!

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on July 22, 2013:

Hello, AmbitiousMarketer -- I used to read an eNewsletter by a teacher in Australia and in their summertimes, she would described the horrendous heat. Supposedly, some immigrants can become accustomed to it, but I don't think I could do so without 6 months working up to it in a daily sauna.

Why do Australian companies prefer UK citizens? I'd say common language (aside from slang), and perhaps the immigration/visa paperwork is less intensive. The "trades" angle you mention may be relevant as well; and there are surely other reasons. I'll keep my ears open for info.

Mark Johnson from England on July 21, 2013:

They say that many of us move to Australia for the beautiful climate but honestly we have had a heatwave here over the last few days and as an Englishman I can tell you now it would be a nice welcome relief to feel the rain again. I don't think many of us can handle the heat to be honest. No one sleeps we have had sticky nights. God knows how bad it is in Aussie.

Is there any reason in particular why Australia prefers UK citizens over any other nationality? Is this just a rumour or is there something in the trades that we have which they need?

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on April 24, 2013:

On the SimplyHired website for Australia, there are listed 205 Social Workers positions in Australia at this moment. Most are advertised by a company known as "Gumtree Australia" and others are with "Centralian Advocate" in Alice Springs, "Sugarman Group", and others.

Meanwhile, there are 6,700 jobs open for nurses and it seems they are everywhere needed in Australia.

I don't know about the holiday visa, though.


For an earlier poster, there are now several thousand jobs in CPA and related occupations - try the recruiters Hays and Michael Page companies. HVAC shows only about 700 jobs - try Michael Page for them as well.

Raha on April 23, 2013:

Hello there, visited australia few times and love to relocate there but I am wondering how the job market is for social workers and nursing? and does anyone know if temporary holiday working visa would allow you to get professional jobs? Thank you.

Naitan on December 17, 2012:

Hi , I ve got MBA ,and certified public accountant,my husband is into the electrical and Refrigeration and HVAC contracting.We live in USA,but also considering moving to Australia.Please, if any one can comment ,the chances to find jobs with our skills.Thank you!

forklift on December 09, 2012:

If any one was looking for a job try Gum Tree it may help

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on September 25, 2012:

@renp308 - Look at the home page and access their Australia site link at the bottom of the page.

renp308 on September 24, 2012:

Hi, i am a business analyst in hewlett packyard india, can i find a get a job in australia? i want to move abroad and australia is the first prefrence. please help me.

atif on September 23, 2012:

thankz . .God bless u

Donna9376 on August 28, 2012:

Very interesting hub. Great information on Australia.

Janey-S from South Africa on July 30, 2012:

So glad I found this hub, We are from South Africa, and my husband Luc is in Perth on a 3month ticket looking for work, he is a plumber and has just done his WA licence, he is finding it really hard to find a job and is prepared to go to the mines or outlying area, he was in Ethiopia so is quite Ok with harsh places, do you have any advice to give on where he can apply, he has tried all the usual recruitment places, and I am looking for maybe more obscure places that he may apply to. Thanks - Much appreciated.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on April 30, 2012:

Thanks for that helpful insight, OzWorker77. It's practical and people need to be aware before they travel to Australia.

OzWorker77 on April 29, 2012:

Many of the people that have commented on here are from countries outside of Australia, as a citizen from Australia there is a bit of a misconception about how awesome it really is. Dont get me wrong, it is a beautiful country but we are faced with the same hardships and problems with the economy as others are around the world.

For those that are skilled trades people including electricians and plasterers etc, you will find good paying work around the mining areas in Australia. These are in Western Australia and Queensland. There is a demand in these areas as many people from here do not want to work or live in these areas. As an example the Pilbara in WA (which is booming) is a desolate, dry and hot place where there are few services and may be limited to one pub, one shop and that's pretty much it. The wages for a trades person can be as high as $200,000 per year but the cost of living is exceptionally high with some rents at $1000 per week. Many Australians will work in these areas on a fly in fly out (FIFO) basis.

For metropolitan areas - Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide - there is a demand for workers in professional areas such as engineering and accounting. However it is important to note that many of the larger companies will only hire Australian citizens or people on 457 (skilled visa's). Work in smaller companies, which pay less, is competitive as the positions in the larger companies are hard to come by.

Housing in Australia can be expensive, both to purchase and to buy, with Australia one of the few countries in the world where land is more expensive than the house itself. In Brisbane, which is generally considered a 'cheaper' area to live, average house prices are around the $400,000 mark and you will be living about 30 minutes away from the city centre.

Dont get me wrong, it is a beautiful place to live with lots of opportunities but getting good paying work can be hard to come by and is competitive. We pay a lot of taxes in Australia to support welfare for those that have low incomes with someone on $65,000 per year paying approximately 20-25% in taxes.

These are all important things to consider when thinking of moving here.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on April 06, 2012:

We find both the best and the most horrid prices and services as well in most of our US cities, so no surprise that Australia is similar. We must check things out before we go. Thanks for commenting!

george353 on April 06, 2012:

I relocated to Australia some 6 months ago. I find life here as tough as anywhere else. Less than $80K annually will get you a mediocre existence. Having your own home is impossible for many here. Quality and affordable housing is a big issue. Medicare is very expensive, unless you are citizen. Calling an Ambulance to just check on you, e.g., in ACT will cost you $558. If you need a ride to the hospital, the bill will get close to a $1000, unless you have a private insurance, which is not inexpensive. $400 p.w. rent will get you a small studio or 1bdr somewhere way in the outskirts, unless you want to share or live with the roaches. In terms of customer service, well, don't set your expectations too high either. Prices of medicine, food, transport, etc. are high across the board.

Don't want to bring anybody down, but things are not as jolly as they appear from thousands of miles away. Good luck.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on March 23, 2012:

This week, I see only a few hundred positions open right now, Spring 2012, for physicians or doctors in engine searches. I will attempt to find newer projections for the future and add them.

Reve from Dhaka on March 21, 2012:

Amazing hub again from you. I just wanted to ask you something. What about the health sector in case of job seeking? What are the possibilities of doctors or physicians?

Melanie Chisnall from Cape Town, South Africa on March 15, 2012:

Fantastic hub, and great information on Australia - thanks! :)

AP Melbourne on March 15, 2012:

Put it this way, lots of people are heading into trades currently, nearly all the males at my High School are so the job shortage should not last for long. If you were to go up against a local, the local would come first no matter the experience in a number of trades and some professions.

Also, apparently it is extremely hard to get a job in the mines. Once you do get a job, the rental costs etc will decimate your wages. Well that is what a friend told me anyway.

Of course all of what i am saying is from personal experience, not necessarily true, and probably not true.

In the end, do what you feel is right.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on February 26, 2012:

I can't be sure, but contact your local Travel Nursing employment agencies and ask, because they should have related projections. Good luck!

IrishNurse on February 25, 2012:


I'm a student nurse decided to go back and get my degree at 36 so I'll be 40 when I qualify :o) My dream is to get 1 years expereince then come out to Oz. I've been several times and have many friends out there. Do you know if it will be easy to get a job, I also have a 12 yr old who will come out with me he'll be 17 when we're ready to leave.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on February 22, 2012:

Thank you very much charlie!

charlie 500 on February 21, 2012:

Anyone looking for work in Australia check out the employment website might also give you a good idea of wages and what's in demand.It also has what work is available in different states..Also be aware that over here if you want to live near the city ,houses can be expensive to rent and also quite competitive as there arnt heaps of them.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on February 12, 2012:

I coworker moved to Australia a decade ago and really enjoyed the change. Thanks for posting.

jamila sahar on February 12, 2012:

great informative hub ! i have thought of relocating to australia as well, and you certainly provide a thorough overview as well as helpful links for immigration, work visas and other important details needed for planning this type of move ! many thanks

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on February 06, 2012:

Check out the Australian edition of and that can be a lot of help in deciding!

Emmy on February 06, 2012:

Is Accounting more demanding job now in Australia. If it is, then which place in Australia should I move on?

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on January 29, 2012:

For current listings from across the Internet at any time, check the site Australia version; it's updated continually. Go to SimplyHiredDOTcom and click "Australia" at the bottom of the page.

Jimmy on January 29, 2012:

im an electrician and im probably one of the best in my country, i want to know where the best paying jobs are going in australia at the moment?

Isililo on January 28, 2012:

Found this post very informative. My wife just went to study for her Masters a few weeks ago. Thanks.

Annie on January 23, 2012:

Thanks a ton for sharing such information about australia..god bless u

Jonathan Lippiatt on January 11, 2012:

I am 26 years old and a qualified joiner/carpenter with nearly 11 years experience. Im very sporty as i play semi pro soccer and also mixed martial arts. I am single and have no ties so would like to go to a place in australia that is full of things to do during the day and also at night. i am looking for the best place to go that is enjoyable aswell but foremost work to live comfortably and hopefully save.I am applying to get my years work visa soon but i just dont know what place is best for me workwise and also suit my sporting interests. Would appreciatte any information at all that can tell me what would suit, thank you


BfoBarney from Australia on January 01, 2012:

I'm quite surprised to see that drivers are even on the list. Although I'm happy to see Business Analyst is at the top (currently the field that I am studying).

Barry Rutherford from Queensland Australia on January 01, 2012:

Just another point Health Care is very good here. For instance I am covered by both medicare & Private health insurance I am in top private cover for a single like me it is $42 dollars a week. Company sponsored Health insurance is rare..

Empty on January 01, 2012:

Thank you Patty for sharing great information. Have already got Australian PR but yet to make the move given my attachment with the current job. Wish I can find the job by applying online in 2012.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on December 30, 2011:

Most jobs seem to require qualifications, driver's license, and a White Card (safety certification in Au.); though some Plastering Traineeships have been advertised on and for Australia.

fathead on December 29, 2011:

hi all and patty i just discovered this site, are qualifications a big part in getting a job in australia?

i have 7 years of plastering behind me as well as some domestic plumbing quals but not fully qualified and im currently also doing site carpentry at college but i doubt i will be fully qualified in that either, the reason being that i am not fully qualified in the plumbing, and most probably the carpentry will be the same, is that once ive finished these courses i have to get a full time job and be assessed on site, but as i live in the uk its really quite hard to find someone to take you on, im 25 years old and have been plastering since i was 18, all learnt on the job.

so basically would i struggle to get work because i am not qualified??? also is there some kind of apprentice scheme for foreign student that i could jump on???

hope you all havd a good xmas, hope to hear from someone soon. cheers

QW on December 25, 2011:

I wish I could go as my family lives there but I'm stuck in South Africa till i sort out my visa

adultsearch from NYC, NYC on December 21, 2011:

Australia is a good place to travel. Your hub is informative about the place. Many of the tourists will surely go there after reading this post. Nice job!.

Chris on December 19, 2011:

Great info, but Shhhhhhhhh, don't tell everyone!

It might get too crowded. Just joking, all welcome.


Tee3 on December 19, 2011:

Dear all,

If anyone can advise or have insights regarding studying the following courses in AUstralia, & hopefully able to get a working visa (they called it 485 in Australia), & eventually able to get an Australia PR (Permanent Resident status):-

1) Saw at internet,one of the school Silver Trowel in Perth, is offering courses like bricklaying, tiles, plastering & carpentry.

2) school fees for 2years = A$24,000.

3) above courses are at Certificate level III.

4) Myself, already 41 years old.

5) Have family & 2 kids.

6) After gradudate, able to get job?.


UH! on December 01, 2011:

I read this and have decided i am moving to australia!!! Not only have i ALWAYS wanted to go there more than anything else, apperently the economy is booming and for just the things im training in currently =D. Seeya America, i appreciate everything, but the good oll outback, here i come!!!!!!!!!

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on November 25, 2011:

Thanks for adding that information, Benny - Bricklaying is hiring.

Benny on November 25, 2011:

What about bricklaying? Is that still on the demands list in aus? Is there still plenty of work

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on November 21, 2011:

Thanks for that information. Cost of living should be researched before moving out of state or out of country.

Michael D Baker, So.California USA on November 21, 2011:

As a Southern California resident it's difficult thinking of moving and I did a lot of research on Australlia for many reasons, but with a family of 7 it's a big commitment. Yes I found the jobs pay better then most of the USA but I also found cost of living there was equally higher.

Something to consider before buying your one way ticket.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on November 08, 2011:

You're a low paid nurse, Mike? Must be a reason. Wrong market area?

Mike on November 08, 2011:

Registered nurse as a top job that can't be right. It's definitely not a high paying job, I should know because I am one!

myihna from Australia on November 07, 2011:

Off all the listed jobs, I think that nursing is the most secure and better paid. Especially in Australia, nursing jobs are one of the most popular career option due to the job security and high demand..

Class Awesome on November 06, 2011:


Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on November 03, 2011:

Thanks for that information!

Nolen Hart from Southwest on November 02, 2011:

The company I retired from which does directional drilling, is sending a team to Australia to begin a huge shale gas drilling project there. That discovery could be a huge new source of jobs. Too bad that immigrating there is so difficult for Americans.

Barry Rutherford from Queensland Australia on October 29, 2011:

Huge there are three thousand vacancies right now in Mining

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on October 29, 2011:

Thank you Barry! - Mine Technicians for Mining Electrical and Mechanical Equipment and Explosives Experts. Mining is big there, isn't it?

Barry Rutherford from Queensland Australia on October 29, 2011:

There are lots of jobs right now for specialist Mine technicians that can maintain Mining electrical and mechanical equipment as well as explosive experts etc...

Krunal on October 06, 2011:

Whether Business Analyist includes Credit Apraisal part as usually we find in Banking Industires?

style-of-life from Netherlands on September 26, 2011:

Right. Time for a massive relocation :)

Prem on September 21, 2011:

Hi friends,

Please anyone suggest the best location in Australia for IT (Software Engineer) as I have only State Sponsorship.Sp, can anyone please suggest me which state has the better prospects in terms of Software Jobs.

sultan shah on September 15, 2011:

Hi friends how r u...dear Patty what are the prospects for Electrical Engineers in Australia....I love Australias Climate..

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on September 09, 2011:

There might be such jobs or similar ones in Australia - check the links above and see what is listed. Healthcare jobs are open in USA, UK, and Australia often. Best wishes.

J Burgraff on September 09, 2011:

Patty, I love your hubs. We are struggling here in Oregon even though we are both talented people. My sweetheart is one of the best EP (electrophysiology techs around). Are there positions like that in Australia? My best friend just moved there, so I would think about it.

shininleon from Boston on September 09, 2011:

really nice tnx

rockdresses from Turkey on September 08, 2011:

My favorite friend is studying at Australia. She said there is a lots of attractive boys...:)

megastarchiru on September 07, 2011:

best page I have ever seen

megastarchiru on September 07, 2011:

Really nice post, thanks

Carlon Michelle from USA on September 07, 2011:

I've got my resume...Now all I need is an airplane ticket.

shamani67 on September 07, 2011:

My Husband and I work Australia wide in the Mining Exploration Industry. At present there is a high demand for workers. We love the Outback and spend three weeks out there every month. Then we get a break for a week. The company flies us into Alice Springs where we then drive 4 hours out to camp after picking up all our supplies. Great lifestyle. It is not for everyone however.

fli8uk from Pakistan on September 07, 2011:

australia is a good place hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Adam Finan from Worldwide on September 06, 2011:

Hi Patty

I currently live in Perth and moved to Australia over a year ago with a few of my friends. Our skills vary from bartender, tiler, carpenter, commercial diver...etc. The East coast was fun and exciting for the time we spent there but even with degrees in hand, we were treated like backpackers and offered low paying jobs or only paid a fraction of what one can make in WA.

We left for Perth and never looked back. There are so many jobs in Perth, you can be whatever you want to be. $1000 per week is standard for most labourer jobs and if you get your tickets for machines such as bobcat, excavator, loader or forklift, the money will rise substantially!

The mining boom is in full swing at the moment and companies find it hard to hold on to quality staff in the Perth area. If you were offered $3000-$5000 per WEEK, fly-in fly-out, would you go!? I would! This is why Perth needs so many workers. The city is expanding at an alarming rate. Extra capital increases building. Any tradie who can't make a living in Perth is in the wrong business! There are also alot of Admin/office jobs associated with this as well..

IT jobs are now in huge demand. Girls and guys are heading more towards engineering for the mines.

Australia is BOOMING....

laisaa on September 05, 2011:

Fabulous information and very helpful

Not a place for young professionals on August 31, 2011:

I was living in Sydney for the past 10 years. I am a technical specialist earning $150k per year. However, it was really expensive to live in Sydney. Most of my friends were struggling with their mortgage. The house price was crazy and the interest rate for the mortgage was really high. You get good medical benefit but that comes from the high tax you pay. I was not able to save much after paying the rent and food. For the same amount of money you will get higher living standards in the State. Traffic was a nightmare too in Sydney. Very limited highways over there. It was part of the factor that drives the housing price up. Most people prefer living close to their jobs. In the State, you can live far away because they have great highways there.

skyfire on August 24, 2011:

One thing i like about Australia is wild life. I'm sure those who are vet would love to work at popular animal parks in Australia. I found this hub while searching job query for my friend on bing. Nice hub patty.

martha rivera on August 16, 2011:

i would like to ask, if they accept foreign applicants for financial accountant? i'm from the philippines and i'm planning to work in Australia with my sister. and if i still have to study a bridging course there or to take a board exam?

Disappoint on August 13, 2011:

I have lived in Australia for the last ten years, I have never been able to get a decent job. I have to use my own personal savings to survive. Life is tough there for Asian immigrants.

ambrking from Encino, California on July 25, 2011:

Australia is a great place to live and work. What I love about Australia is its simplicity.

nanetteparker on July 20, 2011:

Australia is not only a good place to find work. It is also one of the best places to live for expectant moms..

Gleb Oleinik from Richmond, BC, Canada on July 20, 2011:

How do you put together such informational Hubs. It's sorcery!

Luke on July 19, 2011:

Aussie $ much stronger then

roshall from Ohio on July 18, 2011:

Great job! I never new this.

kim on July 15, 2011:

very nice post indeed! thanks for sharing! Australia is a worthwhile place to live.

Jeff Hewitt on July 14, 2011:

Australia is a great country full of opportunity. You don't have to go for the top earning jobs though in order to live with a great quality of life. Great article, thanks.

EJ Shaw from Virginia Beach, VA on June 22, 2011:

Enjoyed reading your hub article about Australia's increase in jobs, especially during such a negative period in the history of the United States.

Your title captured my attention because I am interested in where to find possible upcoming jobs. I was hoping to learn about possible jobs for myself, but no such luck.

Even so, your article was very informative. I did not know about China's interest in Australia, Australian resources, real estate, mining and space programs.

Australia seems like a place worth keeping an eye on for future happenings.

Arulraj jegan on June 16, 2011:

Most wanted IT jobs in there?

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on June 09, 2011:

The Australian Hubbers are all great people, so you will be in good company!

wendi_w from Midwest on June 09, 2011:

I never realized Australia was experiencing such growth. I have been thinking of moving out of the U.S for awhile so the hub has given me an whole new option I had never considered. Fabulous information and very helpful

dusy7969 from San Diego, California on May 06, 2011:

I like this article.This hub consist of a lot of information.I want to visit to Australia because the Australia is very beautiful country.I aware some location of the Australia.Thanks for this sharing.

sandy on April 25, 2011:

oh thkz for this post....i'm in dilema for my post gradution in australia or in usa now i got a clear idea about it....thku

MOORESHOES from USA on April 17, 2011:

I grant pattester.

skilby1 on April 10, 2011:

This is good to hear because i have been thinking of switching into a business analyst position, good to know it pays well. Thanks for the info.

pattester on April 10, 2011:

i love to move there ended up in france bad move

DavitosanX on April 10, 2011:

I'd love to be a driver in Australia. Of course, the hub may be a little too optimistic, but Australia is surely better off than most if not all of the "developing" countries.

gramarye from Adelaide - Australia on April 09, 2011:

Hi, what a glowing report about the best country on earth (of course I'm biased). However, I agree with Barry Rutherford that Woomera is a hell hole - and I'm not sure that they have regular rocket launches - maybe the occasional one at best. I thought it was mostly closed down but I could be wrong.

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Emma from Houston TX on March 16, 2011:

Useful hub which is very informative and revealing.thanks for sharing this .

Ross on March 13, 2011:

Hello, thanks for the information... as far as I can see my occupation isn't in demand in Oz, which is a great shame, but I see no reason why I shouldn't get some training in a profession that is?! From the info on this page it looks as though demand for workers are only going to increase over the coming years, so why not!

applejuic3 from San Diego, CA on February 09, 2011:

I hope to visit Australia soon. With how well it rates on education, cost of living, and happiness, I've been considering moving there once I start a family.

SidneyMorgan from Australia on October 12, 2010:

@iamqweenbee, For your information there are so many countries which has space research program and Australia is one of them. India is also missing from the list.

Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on September 17, 2010:

Thanks for the information! I'm happy you found work, but sorry you had to move so far and will be away from home so many days at a time.