Disability-friendly industries in Australia
DATE: 6 May 2015
In looking for work or planning a career, those of us with disability often ask ourselves 'which employers might be most disability friendly?' On this question, the ABS 2012 Survey of Disability, Aging, and Carers can provide some clues.
This infographic shows how many people with disability are employed by different Australian industries, adopting the standard occupation categories used by the ABS.
- The Health Care and Social Assistance industry employs the most people with disability in absolute terms (approximately 181,000 in 2012).
- Mining employs the fewest in absolute terms (around 11,900).
- In percentage terms, however, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing performs best, with 18% of its workforce having some form of disability.
- Mining is also the poorest performer in percentage terms, with only 4% having disability.
Top 5 industries employing people with disability
Agriculture, forestry and fishing is the leading employer of people with disability, as a percentage of the workforce, followed by:
- Administrative and support services
- Health care and social assistance
- Public administration and safety
- Transport, postal and warehousing
Source: Yooralla calculations based on ABS data.
Yooralla's Communications Team
Phone: 03 9666 4500