Skip Work

Team Name: 
Skip Work

The world around us is rapidly changing - driverless cars, AI, molecular gastronomy, robots and augmented reality.  What does future employment look like for the prep students of 2016?  This hack uses data from ABS, Department of Education and Training mashed with vox pop interviews to project into the future to see which regions of Australia will experience a rapid shift in its employment base: mining towns, manufacturing heartlands and clerical suburbs.  

Skip Work is a 3 way pun. "Skip Work" as in "Australian Work", "Skip" as in "skip forward" and the fact that many people in the future may be without work, meaning they will have to "skip work".

Region: 
Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
SA3 Digital Boundaries
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ABS
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
To map geographic regions of ABS census data on employment and occupations
Dataset Name: 
2016 Tertiary Admissions Victoria
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
VTAC
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Victorian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
To understand the % of Tertiary admissions across broad topics: STEM, Health, Arts, IT, etc to estimate the shortfall in real jobs compared to forecast graduates
Dataset Name: 
2011 Occupation Type (Level 1) by SA3
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ABS
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We applied our own classification to group occupation types into groups that will be obsolete or greatly diminished in the 2030s. Thus, the children of parents who may currently work and live in regions at risk of occupational disruption will need alternative pathways for a prosperous future.
Dataset Name: 
2011 Industry Type (Level 1) by SA3
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
ABS
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We applied our own classification to group industry types into groups that will be heavily automated in the 2030s. Thus, the children of parents who may currently work and live in regions at risk of occupational disruption will need alternative pathways for a prosperous future.
Event Location: 
Melbourne