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Coming into 2021 employment throughout the design and building sector has now almost returned to pre-COVID levels with almost 23,000 jobs being created.
Quarterly data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicates that the number of people employed throughout Australia’s construction sector has increased by 22,900 or 2.0% from approximately 1.160 million in August to approximately 1.183 million in November (seasonally adjusted).
According to the data across the construction sector:
According to that data, online job vacancies have increased from June to December for across various jobs. Construction managers roles have increased from 1,570 to 2,467, architects/landscape architects from 335 to 503, civil engineers from 872 to 1,373 and industrial engineers from 330 to 537.
Over that same period, trade related vacancies for carpenters/joiners have increased from 446 to 1,045, painting trades workers from 190 to 509, plumbers from 575 to 928 and electricians from 917 to 1,830.