Research shows significant jobs growth across Queensland thanks to NDIS

New research revealed in the 2021 Strengthening Queensland’s NDIS Workforce report, released today by WorkAbility Queensland, shows thousands of jobs have been created across Queensland over the past two years through the growth of the National Disability Scheme (NDIS), with employment in the community services sector set to keeping growing.

It shows the number of NDIS participants almost doubled from 55,000 in 2019 to 102,000 at 31 December 2021, contributing to a workforce that grew by 44.8 per cent over two years.

Led by WorkAbility Queensland and Jobs Queensland, the report shows the number of active NDIS participants is expected to continue to more than double over the next decade, creating additional demand for workers, with NDIS-related occupations predicted to be some of the fastest growing jobs in Queensland.

A set of three ‘actions forward’ have been identified, outlining ongoing investment opportunities to build the sector, highlight NDIS workforce planning and development, as well as skills and training, and data and jobs growth.

The Strengthening Queensland’s NDIS Workforce 2021 report can be downloaded here.

To read more about WorkAbility Qld projects visit their website.