The number of people working as Carpenters and Joiners (in their main job) grew moderately the past 5 years and is expected to grow over the next 5 years:
from 133,100 in 2018 to 140,200 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 69,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 13,800 a year).
- Size: This is a very large occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
- Location: Carpenters and Joiners work in many regions of Australia.
- Industries: Most work in Construction; Manufacturing; and Administrative and Support Services.
- Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,358 per week (similar to the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: Most work full-time (87%, 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 32 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are under 25 years of age (25%).
- Gender: 1% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).
Employers found it hard to fill vacancies for Carpenters and Joiners in 2018. Find out more in the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business latest report on Carpenters and Joiners.