The number of jobs in the healthcare sector surged in the three months to May, while the end of the resources boom continued to dent employment in mining.
The Australian jobs market is looking rosy for nurses, doctors, scientists and admin staff, but bleaker for those in the retail, agriculture and finance sectors.
Detailed labour force figures show an extra 69,100 healthcare jobs were added in the three months to May, followed by another 38,000 professional and scientific services jobs and 24,300 administration and support roles.
But the retail sector slashed jobs by 30,300 in the same period, while the number of financial and insurance services roles fell by 25,800 and agriculture jobs were down by 23,200.
CBA economist Michael Workman said the healthcare sector remained the largest employer in Australia, comprising 12 per cent of all jobs, and was getting bigger.
"An ageing population and greater proportional spending on health by households is driving health sector growth," Mr Workman said as the figures were released on Thursday.
He said mining jobs continued to slide - down by 12 per cent in the past year - as the resources boom unwound, but that job losses in that sector were being offset by gains in construction and housing.
"The residential and building construction upswing is relatively strong, he said.
"It could peak in terms of total employment by mid to late 2016."
The detailed snapshot comes after last week's monthly unemployment figures showed a surprise one percentage point fall in the jobless rate, taking it to 6.0 per cent.
The total number of people with jobs rose by 42,000 to 11.76 million in May, with full-time employment up 14,700 and part-time employment up by 27,300.
At 6.0 per cent, unemployment is at its lowest level since May 2014.