The number of Glaziers grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years:
from 10,100 in 2018 to 11,400 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 6,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 1,200 a year).
- Size: This is a small occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2017.
- Location: Glaziers work in many regions of Australia. Many work in Queensland.
- Industries: They work in many industries such as Construction; Manufacturing; and Wholesale Trade.
- Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $1,136 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 (94.6%, 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 42.5 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: 2.3% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).
In 2016, employers along the eastern seaboard found it hard to fill vacancies for Glaziers. Some employers wanted special skills and experience in double glazing, curtain walls, blast windows and custom made windows. To find out more, view the Department of Jobs and Small Business latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.