Top 5 Occupations
|Occupation||This Industry||All Industries|
|Carpenters and Joiners||106,000||131,900|
|Building and Plumbing Labourers||50,700||71,200|
Construction is a large employing industry and a significant number of new jobs were added over the past five years.
Technicians and Trades Workers account for 52% of those employed and more than half the workers in this industry hold a certificate III or higher vocational qualification.
Around 16% or workers are Labourers, and there were around 81,600 apprentices and trainees employed in this industry in 2017, suggesting there are some good entry level opportunities.
Construction is projected to have above average employment growth over the five years to May 2022. Residential Construction employment is projected to continue to grow, although at a slower pace than it has during the past five years, and significant infrastructure investment is expected to underpin employment growth in the Engineering Construction sector.
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Census of Population and Housing; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Industry Employment Projections; NCVER, Apprentices and Trainees
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