Top 5 Labourer Occupations
|Building and Plumbing Labourers||71,200|
Labourers perform a variety of routine and repetitive physical tasks. Some Labourer jobs require physical fitness (like Building and Plumbing Labourers) but not all involve heavy work (for example, Fast Food Cooks). Over the past five years, this occupation group had subdued employment growth and advertised job numbers for Labourers are at historically low levels.
Labourers do not generally possess post-school qualifications, a large share are aged 15 to 24 years and part-time work is common, suggesting that there are good opportunities for young people to combine work with study.
Labourers employment is projected to grow by 5.3% over the five years to May 2022.
Did you know?
16% of Labourers are combining work with study
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Census of Population and Housing; ABS, Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Occupation Employment Projections; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Internet Vacancy Index
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