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You can use the Anticipating Future Skills (AFS) series for workforce planning, to identify regional jobs growth or to help you make decisions about your future careers. It provides detailed employment projections to help you understand what Queensland’s future labour market might look like.

To help you find the information you need, we have developed a statewide overview, and region and industry profiles. You can explore the data yourself using either the Data Portal or the Data Explorer. Further information about the methodology, scenarios and other aspects of the AFS series are also available.

Take the time to familiarise yourself with our data and explore your future.

Fast facts

  • Strong new job growth: an additional 281,000+ workers will be needed in Queensland to fill these new jobs. That’s an increase of 10.9 per cent
  • Total job opportunities will be even greater due to replacement demand: turnover due to people leaving jobs means a potential 500,000+ total job opportunities will be on offer in Queensland.
  • Employment in all industries, including those affected by COVID-19, will grow: employment growth will be experienced across all major industries in Queensland, ranging from growth of 18.5 per cent in Accommodation and Food Services, to 1.0 per cent in Manufacturing.
  • Employment in all regions will grow: Employment growth will be experienced across all Queensland regions to June 2025, ranging from growth of 15.1 per cent in Outback – North to 6.7 per cent in Darling Downs – Maranoa.
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) to underpin Queensland’s future workforce: With 53 per cent of Queensland workers projected to hold a VET qualification, VET will continue to play an important role in meeting the skills demands of 9 of the 10 occupations with the largest growth.

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