The Electrical and Electronic industry is made of many small businesses such as electrical contractors as well as medium sized firms. 49% of businesses employ 2 to 5 people, with only 5% employing 26 people or more. At least 45% of the businesses are in regional Australia.
In 2015 the industry employed approximately over 304,000 people including:
- 165,000 Electricians
- 85,000 Electronics and Telecommunications Trades Workers
- 24,300 Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics
- 30,000 Electronics Trades Workers
Apprenticeship and Traineeship commencements are very good in this industry.