The number of Precision Metal Trades Workers fell over the past 5 years and is expected to fall over the next 5 years:
from 6,100 in 2018 to 5,700 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be less than 1,000 job openings over 5 years.
- Size: This is a very small occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was average in 2017.
- Location: Precision Metal Trades Workers work in many regions of Australia. Many work in Western Australia.
- Industries: Most work in Other Services; Public Administration and Safety; and Manufacturing.
- Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $1,015 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 (87.7%, much higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 39.9 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
- Age: The average age is 39 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
- Gender: 14.3% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).
There have been shortages of Locksmiths for a number of years. In 2016, employers in most locations found it hard to fill vacancies for Locksmiths. To find out more, view the Department of Jobs and Small Business latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.