Australia population 2016

During 2016 Australia population is projected to increased by 273 035 people and reach 24 056 535 in the beginning of 2017. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 129 620. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 143 415 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Australia (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population dynamics in 2016

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Australia population in 2016 will be the following:

803 live births average per day (33.48 in a hour)

448 deaths average per day (18.68 in a hour)

393 immigrants average per day (16.37 in a hour)

The population of Australia will be increased by 748 persons daily in 2016.

The Population Clock (Australian Bureau of Statistic)

Population Growth of Australia : Click here to read more

Australian Economy

The next federal election is likely to be held on July 2nd as a double dissolution election (where both houses are up for elected in their entirety). Expect the Liberal-National coalition to win another term of office. Real GDP grew by 0.6% quarter on quarter in the three months to December 2015. Thus expect real GDP to grow by an average annual rate of 2.6% in 2016-20, slightly faster than in 2015, when the economy expanded by 2.5%.

Source : The Economist Intelligence Unit

Australian Economy : Click here to read more                

Employed & Unemployed Statistic :Feb 2016 Click here to read more                                        Mar 2016 : Click here to read more. 

Job Vacancies in Australia : Click here to read more

Australian Culture

Australians are generally laid-back, open and direct. They say what they mean and are generally more individual and outgoing than many other cultures.

More than three quarters of Australians live in cities and in urban centres, mainly along the coast.

Some key values that reflect the Australian way of life include:

  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of religion
  • Democracy
  • Equality regardless of sex, marital status, religion, nationality, disability or sexual preference
  • Peacefulness
  • A ‘fair go’ (equal opportunity) for all and support for the underdog.

In most practical ways, Australia is an egalitarian society in that there are no formal class distinctions. There is no segregation between people of different incomes or backgrounds and everyone is free to live where they like, attend university and follow whichever religion and occupation they choose.

Source : Publication of Griffth University Article

Article : Attendance at Selected Cultural Venues and Events ,Australia(Click Here)

Average Salary in Australia

Full-time earnings in Australia averaged A$75,603 a year in the last quarter of 2014. (Seasonally adjusted wages – Bureau of Statistics.)

If overtime and bonuses are included, average Australian earnings were A$80,054 per annum.

The average full-time male salary (excluding overtime) in Australia is A$82,550 per annum

The average full-time female salary in Australia (excluding overtime) is A$67,049 per annum.

Workers in Capital Territory are Australia’s highest paid workers while Tasmania has the lowest average salary

Average Annual Wages related to each state.

  • Tasmania – $65,759
  • South Australia – $ 69,800
  • Victoria – $72623
  • Northern Territory -$75603
  • Queensland – $ 75,759
  • New South Wales – $77,600
  • Western Australia -$ 87001
  • Capital Territory -$ 88270

Read More : Nov 2015 Figures,Average Weekly Earnings ,Australia source:LivinginAustralia

Transition from education to work

Labour Force Status

People with Higher Educational attainment were more likely to be employed.

81% of persons with bachelor degree or above and 76% with an advanced diploma,Diploma and certificate III or IV being employed. Read More

Mining Industry of Australia

Australia Mining Production  (1978-2016 )

Mining production in Australia increased 7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015 over the same quarter in the previous year. Mining Production in Australia averaged 4.92 percent from 1978 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 25.48 percent in the fourth quarter of 1987 and a record low of -16.61 percent in the third quarter of 1986. Mining Production in Australia is reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. (Image : Figure 1)

Source : tradingeconomics

Mining Employment : Read More(Click Here)Australia’s Productivity Growth: From the peak to the through As Paul Krugman famously wrote, ‘productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run it is almost everything’. But why is productivity so important?  In the context of an economy, productivity measures the efficiency of production – how much output can be produced per unit of inputs (i.e. labour and capital). Growing the level of productivity can drive sustainable improvements in a nation’s competitiveness, standard of living and per capita income. It is indeed a fundamental source of economic prosperity. Unfortunately for Australia, productivity growth has taken a turn for the worse over the past decade, with growth rates for labour plummeting to 1.5% and multifactor productivity to 0.2%, (multifactor productivity – output produced per combination of labour and capital inputs).To Read More Click Here

Types of Work In Australia

the truth is, realy hard to know all rules and because Australia has many laws to protect the worker, these turned out to be a subject that only a specialist could understand. Furthermore all the different rules, each state and municipality in Australia can legislate their own points related to the labour law.

The minimum wage varies from state to state, and in Queensland for example, was A $528.40 per week for jobs full-time (40 hours per week) that is, A $13.21 per hour worked (for more than 20 years and full time in 2007). It doesn’t matter who is working, whether resident, international student or not, you should have a tax file number for the income tax at Australia Taxation Office (ATO)

Any person may have the ABN number ( Business Number) and could be a self-employed or an autonomous, even as temporary resident or international student. The number can be taken from Australian Business Register  and get it directly on the Internet. After opening your busines you just need  to register all expenses and income by month, and fix your taxes in the end of the financial year that is in Australia June 30 each year.

International students and holiday workers are able to ask for part of the taxes paid when leaving Australia definitively. Many taxes are taken from the payment such as referring to superannuation or if returning income taken form taxes.

Superannuation is compulsory tax for companies in Australia. It is a saving deposit for the employer, in which the employee is obliged to deposit a minimum of 9% of the wage under a special account called Super Fund or Superannuation Fund, plus 3% from the worker. Workers in many cases have the choice which company they want the money to be deposited and there are many companies competing in this market. This account cannot be used until 55 years of age but the full withdrawal only after 65. International Students and temporary workers in Australia can withdraw the super when leaving Australia for good. The Superannuation accounts receives annual interests and the fees and rates varies depending of the kind of managing fund. There are many incentives to save in the supper account and it is tax free.

During the first 3 months workers can be dismissed without any notice in advance. After that period, the worker should be send a notice to be dismissed, but this topic is currently under review.

Workers with more than 3 months if they are not casual, can receive partial holiday payment.

Contracts can be negotiated privately between the boss and the worker without a syndicate. That’s the rule introduced during the last legislation and many rules are still under review. Many professional workers cannot legally act without being register with the Council and or professional State organization specially related to dentists, plumbers, doctors etc.

On Sundays and holidays, depending in which industry the work belongs, they may receive an extra payment of 100% over the normal hour rate up 150%. For example a person working in a restaurant and another worker in a restaurant inside a Pub, with pokies machines. They may receive different wages because each one belongs to a different industry. The restaurant inside the pub pays better than the one in the retail industry .

Would you like to work in Australia

If you like the idea of Australia’s climate and lifestyle and are looking for a career challenge in a country with lots of opportunities – take the next step to find out more about the visas that permit you to work in Australia.

Job offers in Australia for most levels of skills has been going well. The unemployment rate is steady at  5.4 % ( 2013 ABS source Australian Bureau Statistics) while Europe faces a bigger mark. In reality there are plenty of jobs been offered, but you must have caution on that. The reason is that some jobs do not pay what that labour deserves, so people go for the gold, and look for something else.

The average time that takes for a person who just finishes a degree in a University to get the first job is around 3 months. Of course this can vary due to the area of employment and other factors such as location and work experience. For people not so skilled, the time can be just a week or even less, but as said before, for a much less money.

 Foreigners can work in Australia as soon as they have the appropriate visa or permission. There are 3 or 4 different working visas depending of the individual situation.Refer :  Australia Department of Immigration. Contrary to the USA policy, if you find an Australian  company that is interested in your skills and that skill is not easily found in Australia or is in demand, you, together with the company can apply for a work permit. 

Australian workers are very competitive but usually are skilled in only one function. This is due to the system Australia have had for years that tends to regulate professions to open new fields, and of course,  protect its workers from external (and internal) competition. Australia had in the past the most bureaucratic system of employment in the world. Now it is better, because Unions and Syndicates no longer have the power they had in the past, but you are still to confront some aberration such as a Cardio Surgeons Specialist from overseas to practice in Australia, may be subjected to do a residency (practice with a doctor that in most cases is less experienced than him). Another example can be a Plumber from England that even with 15 years of experience will need to re-do a course to “Learn” the Australian plumbing standards (which are about the same). For sure the best jobs in Australia (the one who pays better for less working hours) are the governments (states and federal), but to work there  need to be an Australian Citizen

Types Of Jobs In Australia

There are so many job types available in Australia and the important factor  is the tax you have to pay to the government. Click here to read more 

The working wages in Australia is more than in New Zealand and less than in England, but on the other hand, the cost of living is cheaper in Australia than all the other countries mentioned above. Actually what the Australian put in his pocket, is pretty good in terms of wages X quality of life, but when it converts into Euros the value shrinks a little but of course money is always welcome whatever the nationality.

Are you interest to work in Australia ?

The following facts are important :

If you are thinking to work in Australia, you should know that everything is based on Payment per hour, payment per week and pay per Year. For some reason they do not like per month, and when advertising jobs in newspapers, normally the salary is annual. Sometimes advertised salaries are per hour, and many companies like to confuse the competition (and also the worker), saying simply that the salary is above the Minimum Wage or the Award that is determined by the Fair Trading and they cannot be paid less than that.

The minimum wage in Australia is $16.37 per hour  or $622.20 per week(2013).This is a sum of $32354 per year(since a year has 52 weeks)based on full time jobs with 40 hours a week.

It is important to mention here, Juniors workers and in training are not covered by the rules of the national minimum wage and each has its own level .

professional areas

minimum A$ average A$
Mining, Resources & Energy 63.000  143.000
Consulting & Strategy 55.000  130.000 
Engineering 53.000  112.000 
Construction 42.000  107.000 
IT & Communication Technology 45.000  104.000 
Legal 51.000  94.000 
Healthcare & Medical 44.000  96.000 
Marketing & PR 47.000  91.000 
Banking & Financial  46.000  86.000 
Sales 37.000  82.000 
Human Resources & Recruitment


Accounting 48.000  83.000 
Insurance & Superannuation 41.000  81.000 
Science & Technology 43.000  89.000 
Advertising, Arts & Media 37.000  81.000 
Education & Training 42.000  66.000 
Manufact., Transport & Logistics 40.000  75.000 
Design & Architecture 42.000  107.000 
Real Estate & Property 36.000  75.000 
Community & Sport 33.000  67.000 
Trades & Services 25.000  62.000 
Retail & Consumer Products 38.000  61.000 
Hospitality & Tourism 30.000  55.000 
Call Centre & Customer Service 36.000  55.000 
Administration & Office Support 30.000  54.000 

the values are approximate and average for each professional area, being the maximum value is not indicated here because it varies depending on the professional experience that person has.