Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services is a small employing industry. Employment in this industry is slightly higher than it was five years ago due to the strong growth over the last two years.
This workforce is highly skilled, with 38% having a certificate III or higher vocational qualification and 32% holding a bachelor degree or higher. Only 6% of this workforce is aged 15 to 24 years, reflecting the time it takes to gain the necessary qualifications. Apprentice and trainee numbers in this industry have more than halved over the past decade, but there continue to be some opportunities, with around 4,900 in training in 2018.
Employment in the industry is projected to grow by 4.1% over the five years to May 2023 (compared with 7.1% growth projected across all industries).
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Education and Work; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Industry Employment Projections; NCVER, Apprentices and Trainees
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