The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicate that employment in the building and construction sector has reached another record high as the boom in the sector continues.

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%).