Youth and Community Care
The Youth and Community Care sector includes Community services, Indigenous environmental health/population health, Volunteering, Youth services and child protection, Youth justice and Housing.
The workforce encompasses a diverse range of job roles and functions. The job roles can involve undertaking operational, service-based and/or supervisory and management activities.
Employment levels for the occupations of Welfare Support Workers and Health and Welfare Services Managers have been variable over the past decade. In 2021 there were 73,000 Welfare Support Workers, projected to increase to 80,500 by 2025. In 2021 there were 29,600 Health and Welfare Services Managers, projected to fall to 28,400 by 2025. There are also a small number of Indigenous Health Workers within this industry. In 2021 there were 1,800 but this is projected to fall to 1,300 by 2025.
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