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Occupations in Demand – Australia Immigration

The following list details number of immigrants in demand by Australian Immigration and Border Protection department, last updated on 30-October-2016. Respective authority in Australia responsible to assess your credentials is also mentioned in this list.

Registered nurses, electricians and secondary school teachers are top three in demand and have gap of 15247, 9259 and 7839 applications.See the list below and check against your occupation to assess your chances of selection.

Source: http://www.border.gov.au/

Code Description Ceiling 2016-2017 Invitations to date Skills Gap
2544 Registered Nurses 16346 1099 15247
3411 Electricians 9345 86 9259
2414 Secondary School Teachers 8032 193 7839
3312 Carpenters and Joiners 7718 58 7660
3232 Metal Fitters and Machinists 6677 39 6638
3212 Motor Mechanics 5597 72 5525
1331 Construction Managers 5289 48 5241
3341 Plumbers 5169 27 5142
2713 Solicitors 5154 71 5083
3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers 4466 20 4446
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 5662 2273 3389
2531 General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers 3495 117 3378
1335 Production Managers 3368 4 3364
3322 Painting Trades Workers 2871 11 2860
3513 Chefs 2854 45 2809
3332 Plasterers 2149 11 2138
3423 Electronics Trades Workers 1993 19 1974
2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 1822 74 1748
3311 Bricklayers and Stonemasons 1751 15 1736
2725 Social Workers 1783 60 1723
3421 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics 1701 11 1690
2332 Civil Engineering Professionals 2174 555 1619
3941 Cabinetmakers 1568 3 1565
2346 Medical Laboratory Scientists 1602 45 1557
2723 Psychologists 1532 27 1505
2211 Accountants* 2500 1022 1478
3334 Wall and Floor Tilers 1475 3 1472
1332 Engineering Managers 1407 11 1396
2525 Physiotherapists 1345 50 1295
2321 Architects and Landscape Architects 1391 125 1266
1342 Health and Welfare Services Managers 1177 14 1163
2539 Other Medical Practitioners 1315 191 1124
2415 Special Education Teachers 1126 9 1117
2245 Land Economists and Valuers 1035 17 1018
2541 Midwives 1017 17 1000
2711 Barristers 1000 0 1000
3222 Sheetmetal Trades Workers 1000 0 1000
3233 Precision Metal Trades Workers 1000 0 1000
3991 Boat Builders and Shipwrights 1000 1 999
3331 Glaziers 1000 1 999
3241 Panelbeaters 1000 2 998
2519 Orthotist or Prosthetist 1000 2 998
2534 Psychiatrists 1000 2 998
2514 Optometrists and Orthoptists 1000 3 997
3422 Electrical Distribution Trades Workers 1000 3 997
3211 Automotive Electricians 1000 6 994
2532 Anaesthetists 1000 7 993
1341 Child Care Centre Managers 1000 8 992
2349 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 1000 8 992
2526 Podiatrists 1000 9 991
2521 Chiropractors and Osteopaths 1000 10 990
3132 Telecommunications Technical Specialists 1000 10 990
2535 Surgeons 1000 13 987
2533 Internal Medicine Specialists 1000 15 985
2527 Speech Professionals and Audiologists 1000 16 984
2322 Cartographers and Surveyors 1000 23 977
2312 Marine Transport Professionals 1000 27 973
2512 Medical Imaging Professionals 1000 27 973
2347 Veterinarians 1000 30 970
2333 Electrical Engineers 1254 292 962
2241 Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians 1000 38 962
3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000 41 959
2524 Occupational Therapists 1000 47 953
3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000 52 948
2341 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists 1000 61 939
2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts 1482 600 882
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 1413 550 863
2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 1000 247 753
2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 1000 322 678
2631 Computer Network Professionals 1426 832 594
2334 Electronics Engineers 1000 501 499
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 1539 1168 371
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 1000 654 346

 

 

 

 

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