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Intelligence and Policy Analysts

Job Prospects

Data on Job Outlook are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in employment conditions.

  • Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Intelligence and Policy Analysts is expected to be average (between 10,001 and 25,000). Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce). Further information about job openings and projected employment growth is available on the Help page.
  • Employment for this occupation remained relatively steady in the past five years and rose very strongly in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Intelligence and Policy Analysts to November 2019 is expected to grow very strongly.
  • This is a medium sized occupation (19,400 in November 2014) suggesting that opportunities may be limited in some regions.
  • Intelligence and Policy Analysts have an above average proportion of full-time jobs (83.5 per cent). For Intelligence and Policy Analysts working full-time, average weekly hours are 36.9 (compared to 40.9 for all occupations) and earnings are high - in the ninth decile. Unemployment for Intelligence and Policy Analysts is below average.
  • The most common level of educational attainment for Intelligence and Policy Analysts is Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate (45.9 per cent).
  • Intelligence and Policy Analysts are mainly employed in Public Administration and Safety, Health Care and Social Assistance and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

Key Indicators

Key Indicators graph - see table below for a summary

These data show 9 key indicators for this occupation - employment size, full-time share of employment, earnings, unemployment, historical employment growth (long-term, medium term and short-term), future employment growth, mix of industries and job openings. Estimates have been rounded and consequently some discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.

How many workers are employed in this occupation?19,4006
How many work full-time (% share)?83.56
What are the weekly earnings for full-time workers ($ before tax)?16079
How does unemployment compare with other occupations?below average2
What has been the long-term employment growth - 10 years (%)?689
What has been the medium-term employment growth - 5 years (%)?-74
What has been the short-term employment growth - 2 years (%)?-21.42
What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?very strong growth10
What will be the level of future job openings?average6

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