Australia has changed so much in the last twenty years. Smartphones didn’t exist in the year 2000 and we couldn’t even imagine Facebook or Twitter. Technological advances have transformed the way we work and communicate with each other.
Australia’s population has also expanded rapidly in recent years. Since the turn of the century, our population has increased from just over 19 million to over 25 million.
Our population is set to grow at an even more rapid rate over the next few decades. But can we support and sustain this population growth?
Australians are living longer, healthier lives, but our birth rate is declining. The reality is; we’re dealing with an ageing population. Over the next 40 years, the proportion of our population aged over 65 is expected to almost double to around 25%.
A recent research paper shows that migration is slowing the rate of ageing of Australia’s population. It gives evidence that Australia’s shift to a skilled migration programme and increase in the number of international students can influence the rate of population ageing. Let’s find out more...
During the past year we’ve seen a significant rise in the number of jobs advertised across Australia and a particularly strong demand for STEM skills.
Great opportunities are available for those with engineering or IT skills. But, when it comes to filling vacancies in these sectors, many companies have complained of a global talent shortage. Let’s explore further...
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