The number of Sheetmetal Trades Workers fell over the past 5 years and is expected to grow over the next 5 years:
from 8,100 in 2018 to 8,500 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 5,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 1,000 a year).
- Size: This is a small occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was average in 2017.
- Location: Sheetmetal Trades Workers work in many regions of Australia. Many work in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.
- Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Construction; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
- Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $1,118 per week (similar to 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 (91.8%, 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 42.2 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
- Age: The average age is 37 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
- Gender: 0% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).
In 2016, employers in some locations found it hard to fill vacancies for Sheet Metal Trades Workers. To find out more, view the Department of Jobs and Small Business latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.