Australian Capital Territory
Unlike other states and territories, employment in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is mainly in one industry – Public Administration and Safety. Around one in three Canberran workers are employed in this industry, and most work in public service roles for either the federal or Territory Government. This industry employs workers across a broad range of areas, including graphic design, event management, and communication (increasingly social media).
But having said that, being the nation’s capital, the ACT has a high average wage, and jobs are available also in the construction industry, agricultural trade, and the IT industry