Employment Market

The greater Newcastle area has a population of 560,000 with numbers expected to increase by almost 15% by 2036, testament to the area’s buoyant employment market and demand for skilled talent. Almost 40% of the occupations in Newcastle are Professionals, 15.2% Managers and 12% Clerical and Administration talent. This is mirrored in the market, with employers seeking qualified and well-trained candidates to fill the voids in their business. 

Working and living in Newcastle has become a viable option for individuals across a diverse range of industries. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, it is estimated that almost over 280,000 people work in the greater Hunter region with almost 105,000 of them working in Newcastle alone.



 Healthcare and Social Justice


 Education and Training


 Retail Trade




 Accommodation & Food Services


 Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


 Public Administration & Safety




 Transport, Postal & Warehousing


 Financial & Insurance Services


 Other Services


 Administration, Support Services


 Wholesale Trade


 Electricity, Gas, Water & Waste Services


 Renting, Hiring & Real Estate


 Information Media & Telecommunications


 Arts & Recreation




 Agriculture, Fishing & Forestry



For those thinking of moving to Newcastle, they will be rewarded with white-collar salaries that keep up with national averages. 

Newcastle’s growing economy has generated demand for high-calibre talent by prominent organisations throughout the region, so you’re certain to find a range of opportunities to develop your career and make the most of a positive employment market.

Whether it’s working in the CBD, Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie or Port Stephens, we can help you with your Newcastle job search – get in touch.