Australia’s engineering sector is seeing record growth, according to new figures released from its government’s Bureau of Statistics.
Engineering work hit a seasonally adjusted $28.1bn (£17.6bn) for the September quarter representing a year-on-year increase of 48.9%.
The remaining construction sectors − building, residential and non-residential − all fell for the quarter but because of the buoyancy of engineering, the overall figures for workload was £29.7bn. This was a rise of 18.1% on last year.
The Australian government is struggling to find engineers to fill roles in this booming sector and it offers as a 476 Visa that enables skilled engineers to work in the country.