LinkedIn hits five million members in Australia

LinkedIn hits five million members in Australia

Professional network LinkedIn has announced that its membership base in Australia has surpassed the five million mark.

B&T Magazine
Posted by B&T Magazine

Five years ago this month LinkedIn had just over a half a million members, by March this year it had already reached four million.

The milestone coincides with what has been a year of record growth for LinkedIn here, which has seen it expand its local presence with over 150 staff across three offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Globally, the professional network attracts more than two new members every second and has grown to 259 million members this year.

“This is yet another important milestone, illustrating that Australians really understand the potential economic opportunities that they can create by leveraging online professional networks. We are also seeing a strong uptake from our Australian members leveraging LinkedIn as a professional content platform to discover and share insights, locally in Australia and globally as well," said Clifford Rosenberg, managing director for LinkedIn ANZ.

 Here's the top five data insights of LinkedIn membership usage in Australia:

Top 5 companies by employee members in Australia

  1. Telstra
  1. National Australia Bank
  1. Commonwealth Bank
  1. ANZ
  1. Westpac

Top 5 Industries represented in Australia

  1. Information Technology and Services
  1. Construction
  1. Financial Services
  1. Education Management
  1. Hospital & Health Care

Top 5 companies Australian members follow

  1. Google
  1. Telstra
  1. Rio Tinto
  1. Commonwealth Bank
  1. National Australia Bank

Top 5 influencers followed by Australian members

  1. Richard Branson
  1. Deepak Chopra
  1. Barack Obama
  1. Anthony Robbins
  1. Jack Welch

Top 5 LinkedIn Groups Australian members are a part of

  1. Australian IT Industry
  1. Ex-Telstra Employees
  1. TED: Ideas Worth Spreading – Unofficial
  1. Australian Human Resources Institute
  1. Social Media Marketing

Top 5 Job Titles

  1. Owner
  1. Director
  1. Manager
  1. Managing director
  1. Teacher

Top 5 Universities Australian members attended

  1. Monash University
  1. RMIT University
  1. University of New South Wales
  1. University of Sydney
  1. University of Melbourne

Top 5 Endorsed Skills

  1. Management
  1. Strategy
  1. Change Management
  1. Project Management
  1. Leadership