Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2006
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/01/2006
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ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
EMPLOYMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Average annual employment in the construction industry has been increasing since 2000-01 and in 2004-05 the construction industry employed an average of 819,600 people (table 19.2). This was 6% higher than average employment in 2003-04 and 23% higher than in 2000-01. Although the number of own account workers has only increased slightly since 2003-04, the number of employers has increased by 12%, and the number of employees by 8%.
In 2004-05 the majority of those employed in the construction industry were employed in construction trade services (70%) (table 19.2). Construction trade services include those engaged in services such as earthmoving, concreting, bricklaying, roofing, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, glazing and landscaping. Average annual employment in construction trade services has continued to increase since 2000-01, with 572,300 people employed in 2004-05. Employment in general construction, which includes the construction of houses, buildings and structures, can be more volatile. In 2004-05 average annual employment increased by 1% to 247,300 people after a 5% increase in 2003-04.
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