This year’s Future of Work research* highlights the impact of ongoing digital disruption on the Australian workplace. Whilst the 2017 data set suggests that there is some fear amongst Australians around automation and technology replacing human jobs, it also seems that new technology, including the sharing economy, is creating new industries and jobs that didn’t previously exist.Contact usGet the full data setSee 2016 report
Diversity of tasks in a single role
Complexity of task
To what extent do you agree/disagree with the following statement?
“The traditional employment model of the 9-5 office job is inflexible for workers in 2017 and into the future”.
Satisfaction of helping others
Would you consider earning some extra money in 2017 services through apps/ websites such as Airtasker, Freelancer, 99Designs, UberX etc?
In the three years of the study, more Australians than ever before (87.8 per cent) are looking for more opportunities to earn extra income in 2017. This figure is up 7.9 per cent from 2016’s Future of Work study.
Yes, and I have already used these platforms
Yes, but I have not used these platforms before
No, I would not consider earning money on these platforms
Are you familiar with sharing economy services (for example Uber, AirBnB, Airtasker, GoGet, CarNextDoor)?
The majority (67 per cent) are now aware of the sharing economy and it’s platforms. In 2016, less than half (49.2 per cent) were aware of them.
Have you ever used a
sharing economy service?
The number of Australians using the sharing economy also increased from 26 per cent in 2016 to 28.8 per cent in 2017.
Yes - but I have not used any of
these platforms before
Yes - I have already used