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According to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of people employed in the construction sector in Australia in November was 1.165 million – this is 101,200 more than compared with the same time last year.

The increase in construction workers across each state is as follows,

  • New South Wales – 39,400 workers (11.6 per cent of the total workforce)
  • Victoria – 34,500 workers (13.5 per cent)
  • Western Australia – 15,900 workers (12.8 per cent)
  • Queensland – 10,400 workers (4.6 per cent)

The greatest improvements were in the civil and heavy industry construction with employment figures rising by 44 per cent.  Read more at