TOP Occupations in demand for Skill Migration AUSTRALIA for 2021

Despite the coronavirus and challenging economic outlook, some occupations have actually increased in demand.

As you might expect these include a lot of medical and health workers, but also teachers and many job categories in the construction industry.

RankJob CategoryOccupation IDOccupation Ceiling
Increase From 2019
1Construction Managers13317,1452,162
2University Lecturers and Tutors24215,0421,635
3Other Specialist Managers13994,1881,144
4Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers23352,6821,082
5Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers24113,3211,027
6Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers32234,866883
8Electronics Trades Workers34232,047734
9General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers25314,257707
10Secondary School Teachers24148,716664
11Special Education Teachers24151,721610
12Engineering Managers13321,474474
13Occupational Therapists25241,461379
14Registered Nurses254417,859350
15Electrical Engineers23331,348348
16Animal Attendants and Trainers36111,239188
17Civil Engineering Professionals23323,919147
19Bricklayers and Stonemasons33111,712102
20Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers22121,61967
21Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals23491,05656
22Medical Laboratory Scientists23461,53631

Occupations with Decreased Demand in 2021

Naturally, with the current recession and highest unemployment in a generation, many job categories have seen reduced demand for 2021.

However, on the bright side they are still in demand and you only need one job, so if you have any of these skills and dream of starting a new life in Australia, then it is well worth applying.

Below are the top 20 occupations with most reduced demand in 2020-2021 compared to 2019.

RankJob CategoryOccupation IDOccupation Ceiling 2020-2021Change From 2019
1Livestock Farmers12130-5,934
2Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials45231,262-2,809
4Carpenters and Joiners33126,812-1,724
5Motor Mechanics32125,205-1,194
6Management consultants22474,526-743
7Architects and Landscape Architects23211,452-719
8Wall and Floor Tilers33341,000-682
9Metal Fitters and Machinists32326,335-672
14Software and Applications Programmers26138,405-343
15ICT Business and Systems Analysts26112,273-314
16Computer Network Professionals26312,245-308
18Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics34211,581-270
19Social Workers27251,862-266
20Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists26212,667-220

How to Get a Visa if your Occupation is not on the list

Before you submit your Expression of Interest form it is very important that you do your research and seek advice from experts. Schedule an appointment with our experienced registered MARA visa agents.

These occupation ceilings do not apply to State or Territory Nominated Visas, Employer-Sponsored Visas or Business and Investment visas.

Another good way of getting a visa is being sponsored by an employer. The Employer Nomination Scheme visa lets skilled workers, who are nominated by their employer, live and work in Australia permanently.

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