The Civil Construction workforce was about 78,000 in 2015 with the majority of people employed by large national and international civil construction or civil engineering companies, or contractors working with these larger companies.
The decline in mining sector investment in construction and infrastructure from 2014 onwards created a reduction in overall demand in the civil construction industry.
Government policy and initiatives are a major factor in employment in this sector. Currently, most of the large civil projects are in NSW, Victoria and Queensland, reflecting their bigger populations and demand for infrastructure.
Source: Skills for Australia