Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

This image shows 33% of jobs are regional. 6% of workers are aged 15 to 24 years. 5% of workers are self-employed.

32% of workers hold a bachelor degree or higher. 35% of workers hold a certificate 3 or higher qualification. 7% of workers hold an other qualification. 26% of workers do not hold a post-school qualification.

Annual Employment Growth (%)

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services is a relatively small employing industry, accounting for around 1% of Australian jobs.

This industry covers electricity supply, generation, transmission and distribution, gas supply, water supply as well as sewerage and waste disposal.

Top Employing Occupations

Occupation
Truck Drivers
Electricians
Electrical Distribution Trades Workers
Other Stationary Plant Operators
Contract, Program and Project Administrators
Electrical Engineers
Chemical, Gas, Petroleum and Power Generation Plant Operators
Accountants
General Clerks
Information Officers
Plumbers
Other Specialist Managers
Accounting Clerks
Management and Organisation Analysts
Civil Engineering Professionals
Building and Plumbing Labourers
Earthmoving Plant Operators
Metal Fitters and Machinists
Other Factory Process Workers
Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers

This industry covers electricity supply, generation, transmission and distribution, gas supply, water supply as well as sewerage and waste disposal.

This industry has a highly skilled workforce, with nearly three quarters of the workforce having a post-school qualification (74%). The VET sector is the main training pathway and entry into this industry is predominantly though the completion of an apprenticeship or traineeship. Information on VET pathways can be found in the Education and Training section.

Sources: ABS, Labour Force (seasonally adjusted and annual averages of original data); ABS, Characteristics of Employment; ABS, Education and Work.