The number of Wall and Floor Tilers grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next 5 years:
from 28,100 in 2017 to 32,200 by 2022.
There are likely to be around 16,000 job openings over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
- Size: This is a large occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was average in 2017.
- Location: Wall and Floor Tilers work in many regions of Australia. Many work in Queensland.
- 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 (82.2%, much higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 40.4 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: 3% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).
In 2016, employers in the eastern states found it hard to fill vacancies for Wall and Floor Tilers. Employers were after Wall and Floor Tilers to work across a range of sectors and valued experience with a wide range of tiling materials (such as porcelain, ceramic and stone). To find out more, view the Department of Jobs and Small Business latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.