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Job opportunities increasing across Australia

The number of jobs on offer in the Australian market has increased over the past year, meaning there are plenty of opportunities available for the family members of property investors who move down under for business purposes.

According to statistics published by the Australian Department of Employment as part of its latest Internet Vacancy Index (IVI), the number of job vacancies advertised online throughout the country rose by 3.1 per cent between June 2016 and June 2017, with a 0.9 per cent increase recorded over the past month alone, Business Insider reports.

In total, this meant there were 171,800 job opportunities for people living in Australia as of the end of last month, which is the highest number recorded for five years, indicating that the nation's jobs market is currently in a healthy position with plenty of roles available for skilled workers.

Driving jobs and those requiring people to operate machinery have increased the most over the past 12 months, with vacancies for these rising by 21.5 per cent between June 2016 and the same month this year. Between May and June alone, job advertisements for these positions grew by 1.9 per cent.

Meanwhile, demand for technicians has risen by nine per cent during the past year, while there has been a 7.8 per cent increase in demand for labourers across the Australian jobs market.

In terms of region, South Australia has experienced the greatest growth in vacancies in the last 12 months, with an increase of 13.3 per cent. This was followed by Queensland (7.9 per cent), Western Australia (6.2 per cent) and Victoria (5.9 per cent).

However, the actual number of vacancies available throughout the country's jobs market could be even higher, as the IVI states that its data "does not reflect the total number of job advertisements in the labour market, as it does not include jobs advertised through other online job boards, employer websites, word of mouth, in newspapers and advertisements in shop windows".

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