ANZSCO 233511

Industrial Engineers

EMPLOYED

4,700

PART-TIME SHARE

11%

FEMALE SHARE

18%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

N/A

MEDIAN AGE

39

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

N/A

Industrial Engineers investigate and review the utilisation of personnel, facilities, equipment and materials, current operational processes and established practices, to recommend improvement in the efficiency of operations in a variety of commercial, industrial and production environments.

  • Studies functional statements, organisational charts and project information to determine functions and responsibilities of workers and work units and to identify areas of duplication
  • Establishes work measurement programmes and analyses work samples to develop standards for labour utilisation
  • Analyses workforce utilisation, facility layout, operational data and production schedules and costs to determine optimum worker and equipment efficiencies
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    Hours worked

    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Hours worked Industrial Engineers All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 87% 59%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 42 hours 44 hours

    Industries

    Industrial Engineers work in industries like:

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

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    29.4%

    Victoria

    35.7%

    Queensland

    13.8%

    South Australia

    8.3%

    Tasmania

    1.2%

    Northern Territory

    0.2%

    Australian Capital Territory

    1.0%

    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 Industrial Engineers All Occupations
    Median age 39 years 40 years
    Female share of employment 18% 49%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Industrial Engineers
    15–19 5.2 0.4
    20–24 9.1 5.7
    25–34 22.7 30.9
    35–44 22.3 28.6
    45–54 20.4 18.8
    55–59 8.8 7.1
    60–64 6.5 4.8
    65 and Over 4.9 3.8

    Education

    Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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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 Industrial Engineers
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 27.0
    Bachelor degree 23.2 51.4
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 7.9
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 6.9
    Year 12 15.9 3.9
    Year 11 4.0 0.4
    Year 10 and below 9.7 0.7
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