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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.

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Fast facts

  • Employment growth remains strong: An additional 206,983 people will be employed in Queensland, an increase of 7.6%.
  • Total job opportunities will be even greater due to replacement demand: Turnover due to people leaving jobs means more than 460,000 total job opportunities for Queenslanders.
  • Jobs growth is in highly skilled occupations: More than 40% of all new jobs are projected to be in professional occupations.
  • Jobs growth continues in regional Queensland: Central and North Queensland regions are projected to experience solid jobs growth
  • The workforce will be more highly qualified: More than 2.1 million Queensland workers will have a post-school qualification by 2025-26, representing 73% of the workforce.

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