Building & Construction Industry Employment Projections

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Building & Construction Industry Employment Projections

30 August 2019

Employment in the building and Construction industry is on the steady incline. Employment reached almost 1,118,00 in 2018 and is estimated to reach over 1,300,000 in the next 4 years. The most common trade is Carpentry and Joiners combined equalling 9.5% of the total workforce.

We are seeing projections for employment in Carpenters to increase by 5% between 2018 and 2023. During the same period the projections for employment growth for other VET-related jobs such as Construction Managers and plumbing we are also expecting to increase by over 10%.

This increase in employment is readily available due to the Construction industry generating over $350 billion in revenue, which equals to 8% of Australia’s Gross Domestic Product.

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