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Manufacturing

Manufacturing employs approximately 894,100 persons (ABS trend data), full time and part time, which is around 7.1 per cent of the total workforce. Over the past five years, employment in the industry has decreased by 3.9 per cent. The median age for workers in this industry is 42 years and median earnings are around $1,150 per week (before tax) for full time employees.

Employment Characteristics

Data

Employment Level - February 18 ('000)

894.1

Employment Growth - Five years to February 18 ('000)

-35.9

Employment Growth - Five Years to February 18 (%)

-3.9

Male Share of Employment - Year to February 18 (%)

72.3

Female Share of Employment - Year to February 18 (%)

27.7

Full Time Share of Employment - Year to February 18 (%)

84.2

Average Full Time Hours - February 18

40

Median Weekly Earnings (full time employees) 2015 ($)

1150

Projected Employment Growth - Five Years to May 2022 ('000)

-38.3

Projected Employment Growth - Five Years to May 2022 (%)

-4.2

Sources: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, cat. no. 6291.0.55.003, trend. Average full time hours data is Department of Jobs and Small Business trend; Earnings data are ABS, Characteristics of Employment Cat. No. 6333.0, 2015; Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2017 employment projections, five years to May 2022.

Top 10 Occupations

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Number Employed

(four quarter average, 2017)


Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers

45,200

Production Managers

34,500

Metal Fitters and Machinists

28,300

Packers

28,200

Food and Drink Factory Workers

25,800

Cabinetmakers

24,300

Product Assemblers

24,100

Sales Assistants (General)

21,800

Bakers and Pastrycooks

20,900

Manufacturers

19,700

Source: Four quarter average and custom data based on ABS Labour Force, Australia, Cat no: 6291.0.55.003.


Supporting data

Employment Projections

Where will the jobs be in the future? The Department of Jobs and Small Business projects employment growth over the next five years by region, industry, and occupation.

Vacancy Report

Online job advertising levels and trends by region, occupation and skill level are detailed in the monthly vacancy report.

Employers’ Recruitment Insights

The Survey of Employers' Recruitment Experiences is used to monitor recruitment conditions and to provide up-to-date information on regional labour market challenges.