The number of Wall and Floor Tilers grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to stay about the same over the next 5 years:
from 22,800 in 2018 to 22,800 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 9,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 1,800 a year).
- Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was average in 2017.
- Location: Wall and Floor Tilers work in many regions of Australia. Many work in Queensland.
- Industries: Most work in the Construction industry.
- Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $1,000 per week (below the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: Most work full-time (82.2%, much higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 40.4 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
- Age: The average age is 38 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
- Gender: 3% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).
In 2016, employers in the eastern states found it hard to fill vacancies for Wall and Floor Tilers. Employers were after Wall and Floor Tilers to work across a range of sectors and valued experience with a wide range of tiling materials (such as porcelain, ceramic and stone). To find out more, view the Department of Jobs and Small Business latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.