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Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services employs approximately 139,700 persons (ABS trend data), which accounts for 1.1 per cent of the total workforce. Over the past five years, employment in the industry has increased by 0.1 per cent. The median age for workers in this industry is 41 years and median weekly earnings are around $1,597 per week.

Employment Characteristics

Data

Employment Level - February 2020 ('000)

139.7

Employment Growth - Five years to February 2020 ('000)

0.1

Employment Growth - Five Years to February 2020 (%)

0.1

Male Share of Employment - Year to February 2020 (%)

78.1

Female Share of Employment - Year to February 2020 (%)

21.9

Full Time Share of Employment - Year to February 2020 (%)

87.7

Average Full Time Hours - February 2020

38

Median Weekly Earnings in Main Job - August 2019 ($)

1,597

Projected Employment Growth - Five Years to May 2024 ('000)

6.8

Projected Employment Growth - Five Years to May 2024 (%)

4.4

Sources: ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, cat. no. 6291.0.55.003, trend. Average full time hours data is Department of Education, Skills and Employment trend; Earnings data are ABS, Characteristics of Employment Cat. No. 6333.0, August 2019; Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019 employment projections, five years to May 2024.

Top 10 Occupations

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Number Employed

(four quarter average, 2019)


Truck Drivers

14,100

Electricians

6,800

Other Stationary Plant Operators

5,800

Contract, Program and Project Administrators

5,200

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

5,200

Information Officers

4,400

Accountants

4,100

Electrical Engineers

4,100

Accounting Clerks

3,800

Chemical, Gas, Petroleum and Power Generation Plant Operators

3,600

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 Education, Skills and Employment 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.

Workforce Shortages

The Department carries out research to identify workforce shortages at the state, territory and/or national level for around 80 occupations.