Australia and New Zealand roads capability analysis 2006-2016

Future skilled labour supply in Australia and New Zealand is not likely to be sufficient in meeting forecast demand in the roads sector, based on forecast construction, maintenance and road management activity, and taking into account labour lost through workforce attrition. This report presents an analysis of the capability of the Australian and New Zealand skilled roads workforce to meet infrastructure development requirements over the decade to 2015/16. The report includes a model that has been developed which translates projections of road activity into demand for skilled labour. To this is added projection of the current skilled roads labour supply, initially derived through Census data. This projection is determined by the number of new graduates entering the roads sector each year and the estimated attrition of existing workforce through attrition. The report confirms that future skilled labour supply in Australia and New Zealand will not be sufficient to meet forecast demand, and in theory, a capability deficit will arise, but in practice labour demand will fall back to meet the constrained level of supply, or measures will be put in place to boost supply to meet current expectations of future roads activity. (a)

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  • Publication Date: 2006-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 125P
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    • Issue Number: AP-R295/06

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050622
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 192113979X
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 4 2007 11:45PM