2015 Construction Industry Outlook
Construction is the third largest employing industry in Australia, employing 1,055,200 workers, or 9.1 per cent of total employment, as of February 2015. Over the past decade, Construction has experienced strong employment growth, with employment in the industry increasing by 221,400 (or 26.6 per cent) over the 10 years to February 2015, making it the third largest growth industry in Australia over this period. This represents a growth rate of 2.4 per cent per annum, compared with 1.8 per cent per annum recorded across all industries. This strong growth has been driven by the housing and commercial needs of an expanding population, as well as ongoing investment in public and private infrastructure.
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