The number of Painting Trades Workers is about the same as 5 years ago and is expected to grow over the next 5 years:
from 51,300 in 2018 to 54,100 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 19,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 3,800 a year).
- Size: This is a very large occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was above average in 2017.
- Location: Painting Trades Workers work in most regions of Australia.
- 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 (87.1%, much higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 38.7 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: 1.1% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).
In 2016, employers in most locations (except Western Australia) found it hard to fill vacancies for Painting Trades Workers. To find out more, view the Department of Jobs and Small Business latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.