The Animal Care and Training industry employs 3,300 South Australians, which is around 0.4% of the State’s workforce.
About 500 new jobs are expected to open up over the next five years due to industry growth and replacement of people who will retire.
Most people in this industry work in jobs that relate to farms, i.e. working with cattle, sheep and horses, while the remainder work with domestic animals.
Around half of the jobs in this industry are in rural areas, and the other half are in the
southern, northern, eastern and western metropolitan areas and the Barossa Valley.