Highly skilled, tech-savvy talent that attracts global enterprise
Australia is home to a workforce that is skilled, talented and highly motivated. Seven Australian universities are among the world’s top 100, and approximately 48% of employed people in Australia hold a tertiary qualification.
High levels of education and training make us one of the world’s most innovative countries. Our scientific institutions rank in the world’s top 1% in 15 individual fields of research. These top-ranked fields including space science, physics, computer science and clinical medicine.
The spirit of Australia attracts global talent. Investors appreciate our mix of hard work, friendliness and fair play. Our positive energy and optimistic spirit are magnets for global companies that want to re-locate employees into the region.
We are also a tech-powered economy. Classified as a single industry, Australia’s outsized A$167 billion technology sector is now the third largest contributor to GDP in Australia – ahead of health and construction. We are tech-hungry consumers who embrace innovation. This makes us early adopters who are open to change, and it also makes us a great market to trial and pioneer new digital services.
Our technical skills and technology proficiency are evident in global rankings. We rank fourth in the world for digital consumption. Fintech is an ultra-fast-growing sector: we rank second in Asia for fintech development. We score highly in science too. According to Nature, Australia is one of the top 10 countries in the world for contributions to life sciences research.