TLISC E-Scan 2015 Environmental Scan – Key Findings Discussion Paper

Industry stakeholders have been invited by the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) to comment on their 2015 Environmental Scan Key Findings Discussion paper before the launch of the full report in February 2015.

The discussion paper identifies skills and workforce development challenges throughout the transport and logistics industry and discusses emerging workforce trends and drivers.

The discussion paper notes that the bulk of the private costs of urban congestion in Australia (estimated to exceed $15 billion in 2014) is borne by transport and logistics businesses, with congestion significantly hindering the efficient pick-up and delivery of freight for all modes of transport. It also notes activity in the mining industry is slowing, subsequently reducing the demand for new rail infrastructure projects; as well as easing pressure on the ports and aviation sectors and competition for skills in some sectors of regional labour markets.

Some of the key figures referenced in the report by TLISC include:

  • There are 797,000 people employed in the Transport and Logistics Industry in Australia.

  • Transport and Logistics activity accounts for 15% of Australia’s GDP (although this figure includes people employed in the “Ancilliary” sector (ie: outside of the direct “Hire and Reward” sector) and therefore differs from SAFC’s calculations).

  • TLISC report that every 1% increase in the industry’s productivity adds $2billion to national GDP.

For the full Discussion Paper click here.

To understand the situation in South Australia and why we conclude on different employment figures in the industry SAFC’s Economic Impact Assessment & Strategic Analysis Study (2010) can be accessed HERE.