The number of Glaziers grew strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years:
from 9,800 in 2017 to 10,800 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 5,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
- 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.