2011 Australia Skilled Migration SurveyLast year I wrote a post about the Skilled Migration Survey published by the Audit firm KPMG. Well, the propeller heads at KPMG have conducted a new survey for 2011 and the results may be of interest to those looking to make the move down under.

KPMG’s annual skilled migration survey examines how Australian businesses are handling their headcount management and labour market pressures.

The survey conducted in July and August 2011, engaged 300 business respondents from across Australia, seeking to better understand the challenges businesses are facing in maintaining a productive and skilled labour force, and how they go about filling shortages.

The survey suggests the continued growth of serious skill shortages and their spread beyond the resources and mining sectors, with 61 percent of respondents experiencing skills shortages during the past 12 months compared with 51 percent in 2010.

Key findings of the 2011 Skilled migration survey include:

  • Thirty-six percent of respondents have increased their skilled migration intake in the past 12 months, up from 25 percent over the same period in 2010.
  • Sixty-one percent of 2011 respondents reported experiencing skills shortages in the past 12 months, an increase of 10 percent from 2010.
  • Nearly a third of respondents said the skills they were seeking were not included on DIAC’s occupation skills list – illustrating that the skills shortages have spread into the “semi-skilled” category.

Head on over to the Source link below to review the full survey on KPMG’s website:

Source: KPMG Australia