Top 5 industries for growth in 2014

The dawning of a new year is always a time for reflection, so when we look back at 2014, what do we see? Well, when it comes to growth in new job ads, generally speaking, 2014 was a year of growth, with SEEK new job ads up 9.7% from 2013. As we previously reported, growth was typically seen month-on-month, indicating that the moderate growth was steady and consistent.

SEEK’s latest data reveals that it was the nation’s 'non-resource' industries that triumphed, while, in contrast, the mining, resources and energy sector reported a 36% decrease in new job ads from 2013, as the industry boom quietens.

5 industries for growth in 2014

The top five industries for percentage job ad growth between 2013 and 2014 include:

  • Design and architecture (up 42%).

  • Education and training (up 16%).

  • Farming, animals and conservation (up 16%).

  • Manufacturing, transport and logistics (up 13%).

  • Community services and development (up 13%).

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