Tradie shortage means some jobs go wanting

Tradie shortage means some jobs go wanting
Tradie shortage means some jobs go wanting

Australia is in the midst of a tradie shortage in years with many home owners unable to find anyone qualified to complete their home improvement jobs, according to ServiceSeeking.com.au

On average, jobs listed on ServiceSeeking.com.au receive four quotes, however, there are a number of specific categories that aren't getting filled.

The website noted apprenticeships are now at their lowest since 2004, according to figures released by the Mitchell Institute. 

"This gap in the market offers a great opportunity for tradies looking to grow their business," Jeremy Levitt, CEO of ServiceSeeking said.

"The few tradies that do work in these industries are never short of work and charge premium prices as customers grow desperate to get them done."

The percentage of niche jobs in FY17 with no tradies:

  1. Bathtub resurfacing (69%)
  2. Glass installation (64%)
  3. Staircase jobs (64%)
  4. Garage, shed and carport installation (60%)
  5. Stonework and masonry jobs (56%)

  

Niche Category

Missed revenue (FY17)

Average value per job

% of jobs with no tradies

Stonework and Masonry

$996,875

$3,438

56%

Cabinetmaking

$898,149

$1,576

39%

Garages, sheds and carports

$717,723

$643

60%

Insulation Installation

$645,641

$1,416

55%

Staircases

$504,000

$2,400

63%

Carpet laying and Installation

$404,172

$1,199

41%

Bathtub Resurfacing

$236,000

$500

69%

Tinting and films

$122,563

$360

46%

Fridge repair

$68,969

$146

55%

Glass Installation

$30,800

$560

64%

Total missed revenue:

$4,970,038

This data was derived from over 52,000 quotes submitted by customers to ServiceSeeking.com.au over FY17.

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Home Repair Tradespeople

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