Data has indicated that the seasonally adjusted number of people employed throughout the construction sector in Australia at the end of 2017 came in at 1.165 million, which is up a whopping 101,200 compared to the same time the previous year.
Leading the country is New South Wales who added 39,400 (11.6%) to its workforce over the past year, followed by Victoria at 34,500 (13.5%), Western Australia at 15,900 (12.8%), and Queensland at 10,400 (4.6%).
Of these, around 1,039 million were men, whilst 123,800 were women, showing that men still outnumbered women in the sector by a factor of 8.4 to one.
Of all those employed in the sector, 994,100 construction workers were employed full time, whilst 169,00 were employed part-time.
According to the data, the construction services sector added 79,100 people (11.5%), whilst building construction added 32,800 (12.1%). The biggest gains were in civil and heavy industry construction, where employment numbers rose by 26,800 (44%).
Analyst had said that whilst this could reflect a growing number of road and rail projects, caution should be observed when interpreting this number as the number of workers who were unclassified dropped by 38,100 (95%).