Defining digital workforce

But first, how do we define digital workforce? According to a Deloitte Report entitled ‘Managing the digital workforce’, “digital workforce is a phrase that can be used to describe a variety of robotic and automated solutions for driving productivity efficiencies in the workplace”. While some of these technologies are in their early stages of development, others are widely adopted by companies from all kind of industries (such as robotic process automation).

Current state of technology workforce in Australia

According to Deloitte’s Report ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse about the country’s digital economy, Australia had 772,100 technology workers in 2019. The number increased by 6.8% between 2018 and 2019. From 2015 to 2019, the technology workforce in Australia has grown at an average rate of over 5% annually.

Impact of RPA on the Australian labour market

Nowadays, we live in a society where the world population is ageing. Fewer children are born, and more people live over the age of 80, as young adults focus on studies and careers. For example, Australia is among the countries with the highest life expectancy at age 65 — around 20 years for both sexes.

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