The number of people working as Geologists (in their main job) fell over 5 years:
from 7,500 in 2011 to 5,100 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: Many Geologists work in Western Australia.
- Industries: Most work in Mining; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Public Administration and Safety.
- Full-time: Most work full-time (83%, much higher than the average of 66%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 52 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
- Age: The average age is 39 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
- Gender: 25% 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 Geologists and Geophysicists.