Future Demand for Construction Workers 2017

Across New Zealand, demand for construction-related occupations is projected to increase by 11 per cent between 2016 and 2022, by approximately 56,000 employees (including working proprietors) to a total of 571,300. Occupations that are expected to experience the largest growth to 2022 include plumbers (15 per cent), electricians (14 per cent) and civil engineering professionals (12 per cent).

The National Construction Projections web tool enables anyone to examine and compare the projections for specific construction-related occupations to 2022, in each of the specified regions. The web tool is located here


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