The number of people working as Telecommunications Trades Workers (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to fall over the next 5 years:
from 26,900 in 2018 to 24,700 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 13,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 2,600 a year).
- Size: This is a large occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
- Location: Telecommunications Trades Workers work in many regions of Australia.
- Industries: Most work in Information Media and Telecommunications; Construction; and Other Services.
- Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,656 per week (very high compared 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 (85%, much higher than the average of 66%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
- Age: The average age is 40 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
- Gender: 4% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).
The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business talks with employers who have tried to fill vacancies. Find out more in the latest report on Telecommunications Trades Workers.