Natalie is one of many wondering how they will survive after JobKeeper

Jobs crisis: Natalie Parker doesn't get "a look-in" when she applies for casual work. Picture: Chris Lane
Jobs crisis: Natalie Parker doesn't get "a look-in" when she applies for casual work. Picture: Chris Lane

Like many other workers, Natalie Parker will be glued to the TV screen when Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces what support the government will offer when the JobKeeper program ends.

Ms Parker, of Loftus, has been receiving the $1500 a fortnight payment since early March when she was stood down from her job with a wholesale international travel company.

"I am very grateful for JobKeeper because it helps pay the rent and bills and buy food but it is still a struggle, and what happens when it finishes?" she said.

Ms Parker's sister, with whom she lives, works for Qantas and is also on JobKeeper, as are many of their friends in the airline industry.

I am praying for this crisis to be over and things to go back to normal.

Natalie Parker

Sutherland Shire has a huge number of workers in the industry and this is reflected in data analytics firm Taylor Fry's JobKeeper index.

Large parts of the shire, which are among areas most reliant on the JobKeeper program, are coloured dark red in the index.

JobKeeper dependency.

JobKeeper dependency.

Cronulla, Oyster Bay, Gymea, Engadine and Menai areas are in the highest decile, while most other shire suburbs are in the second most dependent bracket.

The jobs subsidy is due to end in September, with Mr Morrison due to announce next week what further government help will be available.

Ms Parker said she had tried to get casual jobs but "I don't get a look in".

"I don't know if its because employers think you won't be staying around for a long, but they are just not interested," she said.

"JobKeeper is helping me survive, but I don't have a life. Some days I don't even get out of my pyjamas.

"Even with JobKeeper, I am still having to borrow from my mother, who is retired, to help pay my bills, which include a car loan.

"The company I work for only does international travel so i don't know when I will be going back to work.

"I am praying for this crisis to be over and things to go back to normal."

The JobKeeper index of postcodes throughout Australia was developed by actuarial and data analytics firm Taylor Fry, based on Bureau of Statistics and census data.