Top 5 Occupations
|Occupation||This Industry||All Industries|
|Electrical Distribution Trades Workers||4,600||9,800|
|Contract, Program and Project Administrators||4,500||121,100|
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services is a small employing industry. Employment fell over the past five years, with the majority of losses in the Electricity Supply sector. There has, though, been a slight rise in industry employment over the past year.
This workforce is highly skilled, with 42% having a certificate III or higher vocational qualification and 27% holding a bachelor degree or higher. Only 6% of workers in this industry are young, reflecting the training requirements. Apprentice and trainee numbers in this industry have more than halved over the past decade, but there continue to be some opportunities, with around 5,000 in training in 2017.
Employment in this industry is projected to fall over the five years to May 2022.
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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