The number of Roof Tilers grew strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to stay fairly stable over the next 5 years:
from 10,400 in 2017 to 10,700 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 average in 2017.
- Location: Roof Tilers work in most regions of Australia.
- Industries: Most work in the Construction industry.
- Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $817 per week (lower than 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 (92.3%, 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 38.9 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: 3.3% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).
There have been shortages of Roof Tilers for a number of years. In 2016, employers in most locations found it hard to fill vacancies for Roof Tilers, particularly in regional areas. Employers placed greater importance on experience and skills than on formal qualifications. To find out more, view the Department of Jobs and Small Business latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.