The number of people working as Fitter and Turners (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
from 11,900 in 2011 to 9,600 in 2016.
Caution: The Australian jobs market is changing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These estimates do not take account of the impact of COVID-19. They may not reflect the current jobs market and should be used and interpreted with extreme caution.
- Size: This is a small occupation.
- Location: Fitter and Turners work in many parts of Australia. Queensland and Victoria have a large share of workers.
- Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Other Services; and Mining.
- Full-time: Most work full-time (94%, much higher than the average of 66%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
- Age: The average age is 42 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
- Gender: 1% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).
Employers found it hard to fill vacancies for Fitters in 2018. Find out more in the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business latest report on Metal Fitters and Machinists.