Workforce and Future Skills Report

Local Government NSW and its state and territory associations undertook research in 2017-18 on the local government workforce and its future skills needs.

The research focused on:

  • The demographic profile of employees in local government
  • Skills shortages, skills gaps and emerging skill needs of councils
  • Uptake of apprenticeships and traineeships in councils
  • Issues around accessing training to address skills gaps

The research drew on data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a survey conducted of all councils in Australia and data from the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER).

The NSW report

Local Government Workforce and Future Skills Reports - NSW (PDF, 2MB)

Workforce Snapshot