ANZSCO 232212

Surveyors

EMPLOYED

9,700

PART-TIME SHARE

14%

FEMALE SHARE

5%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

39

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Surveyors plan, direct and conduct survey work to determine, delineate, plan and precisely position tracts of land, natural and constructed features, coastlines, marine floors and underground works, and manage related information systems.

  • Undertakes research and development of surveying and photogrammetric measurement systems, cadastral systems and land information systems
  • Plans and designs land subdivision projects and negotiates details with local governments and other authorities
  • Advises architects, engineering professionals, environmental and other scientists or other relevant professionals on the technical requirements of surveying, mapping and spatial information systems
  • Compiles and evaluates data, interprets codes of practice, and writes reports concerning survey measurement, land use and tenure
  • Prepares site plans and survey reports required for conveyance and land ownership matters
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    Hours worked

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Hours worked Surveyors All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 80% 59%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 48 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Surveyors work in industries like:

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    30.6%

    Victoria

    22.9%

    Queensland

    20.7%

    South Australia

    5.1%

    Tasmania

    2.1%

    Northern Territory

    0.7%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.1%

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age and Gender Surveyors All Occupations
    Median age 39 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 5% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Surveyors
    15–19 5.2 0.9
    20–24 9.1 8.4
    25–34 22.7 28.3
    35–44 22.3 25.5
    45–54 20.4 18.2
    55–59 8.8 6.9
    60–64 6.5 6.0
    65 and Over 4.9 5.9

    Education

    Registration may be needed to work as a Cadastral or licenced Surveyor in your state or territory.

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study).
    Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Note: the sum of the educational attainment categories may not add up to 100% due to the exclusion of non-descriptive categories such as not stated responses.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Surveyors
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 6.9
    Bachelor degree 23.2 46.2
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 25.2
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 7.6
    Year 12 15.9 9.3
    Year 11 4.0 1.1
    Year 10 and below 9.7 1.3
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