Australia’s labour force is one of the most educated, multicultural and multilingual in the world.
Australian workers are highly skilled, thanks to an excellent education system, quality scientific research institutions, and availability of specialised training services.
- ranks well for its educational system, scientific research institutions and ready availability of skilled labour
- has a culturally diverse workforce where almost 30 per cent of workers were born overseas
- has experienced a sustained period of labour productivity growth exceeding growth in real wages
- is a multicultural population, where 2.1 million Australians speak an Asian language and 1.3 million speak a European language.
Charts from the Benchmark Report
The Australia Benchmark Report provides rich data demonstrating why there is no better place than Australia to do business. The report examines five key reasons for investing in Australia – Robust Economy, Dynamic Industries, Innovation and Skills, Global Ties and Strong Foundations – and compares Australia’s credentials with other countries.
Charts can be downloaded and saved as images for use in reports and presentations (when using please reference www.austrade.gov.au)