Building and Construction (including Civil Construction)
Sector workforce & training profile
(updated October 2019)
The Tasmanian building and construction industry continues to experience high activity levels expected to be around $2.8 billion a year for at least the next two years.
Building and construction is a priority industry for the Government and covers a range of industry sectors and specialisations.
With significant State and Federal government and industry investment in building and construction workforce development and skills initiatives, the industry is well placed as an industry career of choice for Tasmanians.
The Tasmanian building and construction industry includes the following groups: Building Construction, Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction and Construction Services.
Note: All the following information is for Tasmania unless otherwise specified. All information will be updated with further Tasmania specific data as primary research results become available.
Sector Statistics for building & construction (including civil construction)
(note: all information is for Tasmania unless otherwise specified)
Contribution to economy (2017/18)
Number of jobs in (2017/18)
Median weekly earnings (in main job)  (Australia)
Make up of sector by number of employees
 National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts. https://economy.id.com.au/tasmania/value-add-by-industry?Indkey=23010&IndkeyNieir=23900
 National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts. https://economy.id.com.au/tasmania/employment-by-industry?IndkeyNieir=23200&Indkey=23010
 Australian Bureau of Statistics: 6333.0 - Characteristics of Employment, Australia, Table 3.1, August 2018
 Australian Bureau of Statistics: 8165.0 - Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, June 2014 to June 2018
Job Roles in Construction
Most common job roles (2016):
Construction, Distribution and Production Managers
Bricklayers, and Carpenters and Joiners
Construction and Mining Labourers
This is a registered profession with mandatory qualification requirements
Glaziers, Plasterers and Tilers
Growth job roles 2011-2016:
Electronics and Telecommunications Trades Workers
Fabrication Engineering Trades Workers
Contract, Program and Project Administrators
 Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
 Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
Education and Training
Most common VET qualifications completed (2018):
Building and Construction (Building)
Carpentry and Joinery
Painting and Decorating
Civil Construction Plant Operations
Wall and Ceiling Lining
Glass and Glazing
About the Industry
Employers of Choice (as at 2019):
2008 Fairbrother Group
2008 Hazell Bros Group
2011 Howrah Plumbing
2014 Ronald Young & Co Builders
2017 Access Solutions
2017 BridgePro Engineering
2017 Grant Chugg Plumbing
2019 Crusader Homes
2019 XSquared Architects
Peak Industry Associations: