The number of people working as Sheetmetal Trades Workers (in their main job) fell over the past 5 years and is expected to grow over the next 5 years:
from 8,100 in 2018 to 8,500 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 5,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 1,000 a year).
- Size: This is a small occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was average in 2018.
- Location: Sheetmetal Trades Workers work in many parts of Australia. Queensland has a large share of workers.
- Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Construction; and Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.
- Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,600 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 (92%, 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 41 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 Sheetmetal Trades Workers in 2018. Find out more in the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business latest report on Sheetmetal Trades Workers.