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Construction industry jobs

04 June 2016 by News Desk

Construction industry jobs are waiting for you Down Under and future employment prospects are strong, official figures show.

Construction industry jobsConstruction industry jobs are set to increase as over 125,000 new workers will be needed by 2019 with construction managers, carpenters and bricklayers all in great demand.

Construction managers are in high demand with around 10,000 job openings available each year.

Employment for this occupation has risen strongly in the long-term. Looking forward, employment for Construction Managers over the next three years is expected to grow strongly. This is a large occupation suggesting that job opportunities should be available in most regions.

Over 93% of Construction Managers are employed in full time jobs with average weekly hours of 44.9. Unemployment among Managers is below average.

Construction Managers are mainly employed in Construction, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and Manufacturing. The most common level of educational attainment for Construction Managers is Certificate III/IV.

Construction Managers earn an average of $1,698 per week, according to the Department of Employment.

Construction industry jobs – Carpenters and Joiners

Carpenters and Joiners are in high demand with around 50,000 extra workers needed over a five year period to 2019.

Employment for this occupation has risen strongly and is expected to continue growing strongly. This is a very large occupation, over 128,000 workers, so opportunities should be available in most regions.

Over 90% of carpenters and joiners are employed in full-time jobs with average weekly hours of 41.0 (compared to 40.9 for all occupations). Unemployment for Carpenters and Joiners is at average levels.

The most common level of educational attainment for Carpenters and Joiners is Certificate III/IV.

Carpenters and Joiners earn an average of $1,054 per week.

Construction industry jobs – Bricklayers

Around 5,000 extra Bricklayers are needed across Australia every year, but demand is slowing. Over the next three years employment for Bricklayers and Stonemasons is expected to grow only slightly.

This is a large occupation suggesting that opportunities should be available in many (but not all) regions.

Over 94% of Bricklayers are employed in full-time jobs with average weekly hours of 38.2. Unemployment for Bricklayers is below average.

The most common level of educational attainment for Bricklayers is Certificate III/IV.

Bricklayers earn an average of $800 per week.

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