Top 5 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services Occupations
|Top 5 Occupations||This Industry||All Industries|
|Electrical Distribution Trades Workers||4,800||8,700|
|Contract, Programme and Project Administrators||4,700||126,600|
|Metal Fitters and Machinists||4,400||117,200|
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services is Australia’s smallest industry, with employment of 139,600 or just 1% of the national total.
Employment fell over the five years to November 2015 (down by 6.0% or 8,900), but a small increase in employment is expected over the five years to November 2020 (up by 800 or 0.6%).
The workforce is highly skilled. Nearly three quarters of workers have a post-school qualification (compared with the all industries average of 63%), with a particularly high proportion holding a vocational education and training (VET) qualification at the certificate III or higher level. Consistent with this, around a quarter of workers are Technicians and Trades Workers.
Women have a low share of jobs in this industry (22%) and few workers are employed part-time (9%).
The proportion of the workforce aged 45 years and over is higher than the all industries average (44% compared with 39%) and young people (15 to 24 years) make up just 6% of employment.
Around 36% of Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services jobs are in regional areas, higher than the all industries average (32%).
Educational attainment, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (% of industry total)
Age profile, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (% of industry total)
Employment projections by region, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, five years to November 2020 (% change)
For more information see lmip.gov.au
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Employment, Industry Employment Projections