The number of people working as Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses (in their main job) grew strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow over the next 5 years:
from 24,400 in 2018 to 26,300 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 14,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 2,800 a year).
- Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
- Location: Enrolled and Mothercraft Nurses work in many parts of Australia. South Australia has a large share of workers.
- Industries: Most work in the Health Care and Social Assistance industry.
- Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,426 per week (similar to the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: Less than half work full-time (43%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
- Age: The average age is 47 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (55%).
- Gender: 90% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).
The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business talks with employers who have tried to fill vacancies. Find out more in the latest report on Enrolled Nurses.