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How Australia’s appetite for coffee, craft beer, and dining out created a ‘hipster economy’

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Australia’s enormous appetite for gourmet food and drinks has led not only to an international reputation as a foodie destination, but changed the way we spend our money and the types of jobs that are available – some of which would not have existed 20 years ago.

From specialty coffee and craft beer to brunch and fine dining, Australians are spending more of their disposable incomes on dining and drinking out, driving a phenomenon some have termed the ‘hipster service economy’.

New data analysis by jobs site Indeed has found that our changing tastes have transformed sectors of the economy in recent years, leading to a “mini jobs boom” in certain service industries.

This has resulted in a steep rise in the number of job seekers looking for “hipster” hospitality work since 2015, Indeed said.

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