The number of Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians fell over the past 5 years and is expected to grow over the next 5 years:
from 8,500 in 2018 to 8,700 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 3,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 600 a year).
- Size: This is a small occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2017.
- Location: Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians work in many regions of Australia. Many work in Western Australia or Queensland.
- Industries: Most work in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Construction; and Public Administration and Safety.
- Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $1,570 per week (higher than 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 (93.1%, 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 40.9 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
- Age: The average age is 40 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
- Gender: 17.6% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).
In 2016, employers in New South Wales, Melbourne and South Australia found it hard to fill vacancies for Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians. To find out more, view the Department of Jobs and Small Business latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.