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Springfield’s job and study trends detailed in new report

Daniel Bouwmeester    November 21, 2023    3 min read   

The Springfield Regional Jobs Committee (SRJC) recently released a report analysing the career pathways of Greater Springfield residents.

The 2023 ‘Educate to Employ’ Report provides valuable insights into further education and employment opportunities especially for young people in the Greater Springfield region.

A state government initiative established in 2018, the SRJC brings together local industry groups, training providers, local and major employers, and the local council.

It is dedicated to identifying, tracking, and supporting the region’s total demand and supply of skills – including key areas of growth, opportunity, and development needs in the workforce as well as in apprenticeships and traineeships.

It also maintains an online portal listing current active job vacancies via the Springfield Jobs website.

This year’s report contains data indicating trends in tertiary education, training, and industry – both in the short term between 2022 and 2023 and long term – and was compiled by the Committee’s Liz Conroy and published in late September.

 Here are some of the findings of the report.

General outlook

  • Springfield boasts a low unemployment rate of 2.9%, which is 1.7% below the state average.
  • The CBD of Springfield Central is twice as big as Brisbane’s and hosts major retailers.
  • Further growth is anticipated to cater to all demographics in an overall young and multicultural environment.


  • Male-dominated industries (those predominantly staffed by men) are forecast to grow at only 60% of the pace of female-dominated industries.
  • The new BioPark Australia hub and the planned expansion of the Mater Private Hospital Springfield are job growth hotspots.


Data source: NextStep 2023 Year 12 completers survey. Image: SRJC.

  • Approximately 60% of Year 12 graduates from Springfield schools primarily continued with education or training – such as commencing a Bachelor’s degree – rather than entering the workforce.
  • Around 9% of Year 12 students did not continue with any education, training, or employment after graduating for reasons such as wanting a break or for health issues (although around a third of these were either looking for or waiting to begin a job or program).

Jordan MP Charis Mullen said the report was particularly helpful for families with teenage children.

“Thank you to Liz Conroy from Springfield Regional Jobs Committee for her exceptional work on developing this important document,” Ms Mullen said.

“If your child is contemplating their future career path, this report is a must read.”

Liz Conroy from Springfield Regional Jobs Committee (right) presented Jordan MP Charis Mullen with copies of the 2023 ‘Educate to Employ’ Report early last month. Image: Charis Mullen.

The Report can be viewed by visiting the link: tinyurl.com/msmxz4ra.

For more information about the Springfield Regional Jobs Committee, visit springfieldrjc.org.au.
To access the jobs portal, visit springfieldjobs.com.au.

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Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.