The number of Cabinetmakers grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to stay fairly stable over the next 5 years:
from 31,900 in 2017 to 31,200 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 7,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created (a small number for an occupation of this size).
- Size: This is a large occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2017.
- Location: Cabinetmakers work in most regions of Australia.
- Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Construction; and Other Services.
- 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 (94.2%, much higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%) showing part-time work may be hard to find.
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42.9 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
- Age: The average age is 36 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
- Gender: 2.2% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).
In 2016, employers in most locations found it hard to fill vacancies for Cabinetmakers, although employers in South Australia and Western Australia were able to recruit with ease. To find out more, view the Department of Jobs and Small Business latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.