The number of Automotive Electricians fell over the past 5 years and is expected to stay about the same over the next 5 years:
from 6,100 in 2018 to 6,000 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 1,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 200 a year).
- Size: This is a very small occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was above average in 2017.
- Location: Automotive Electricians work in many regions of Australia. Many work in Queensland or Western Australia.
- Industries: Most work in Other Services; Manufacturing; and Transport, Postal and Warehousing.
- Earnings: Full-time workers earn around $1,044 per week (below the all jobs average of $1,230). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: Most work full-time (96.5%, much higher than the all jobs average of 68.4%) showing part-time work may be hard to find.
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 44.8 hours per week at work (compared to the all jobs average of 40.0 hours).
- Age: The average age is 40 years (compared to the all jobs average of 40 years).
- Gender: 4.5% of workers are female (compared to the all jobs average of 46.7%).
There have been shortages of Automotive Electricians for a number of years. In 2016, employers in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia found it hard to fill vacancies for Automotive Electricians. To find out more, view the Department of Jobs and Small Business latest skill shortage research opens in a new window.