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Top 20 Best Places to Find Work in Australia


The 20 hottest places to find work in Australia were revealed in the results of a new survey.

Using data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the report measured 20 zones across the country to register employment growth of at least five percent since November 2007. North Sydney and East Perth topped the list, with employment growth of 13 percent since November 2007. In the same period, employment grew 11 percent in south-east New South Wales and 10 percent in the lower west of Western Australia, Ipswich City, northwestern Queensland, and central Melbourne.

From a state perspective, New South Wales (NSW) came out on top and hosted 7 of the 20 top regions. Shortly after NSW, Queensland (QLD) followed with 5, Victoria (VIC) with 4, and Western Australia (WA) with 2.

South Australia and Tasmania followed the pack with West Adelaide and Tasmania’s ‘Northern Sector’ proving to be equally attractive hotspots!

The top 20 regions were:

1) Perth East Metropolitan District in WA with 13% growth in employment growth

2) Lower Northern Sydney in NSW up 13%

3) Southeast in NSW with an increase of 11%

4) Lower Western WA in WA up 10%

5) Ipswich City in QLD with a 10% increase in employment growth

6) North-Northwest in QLD with a 10% increase

7) Inner Melbourne in VIC up 10%

8) Inner Sydney in NSW up 9%

9) South and East BSB balance in QLD with an increase of 9%

10) Darling Downs-South West in QLD up 8%

11) Eastern Suburbs in NSW up 7%

12) Central Western Sydney in NSW up 6%

13) Illawarra in NSW up 6%

14) South East Melbourne in VIC with a 6% increase in employment growth

15) Wide Bay-Burnett in QLD up 6%

16) The northern sector in TAS with an increase of 5%

17) Western Adelaide in SA up 5%

18) South Melbourne in VIC up 5%

19) St George-Sutherland in NSW up 5%

20) Barwon-Western District in VIC with a 5% increase in employment growth