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Australia and New Zealand capability Analysis 2009-19
  • Publication no: AP-R366-10
  • ISBN: 978-1-921709-44-9
  • Published: 20 October 2010

In 2006, BIS Shrapnel prepared a report for Austroads Incorporated which provided a detailed outlook for road construction and maintenance activity and its implications for workforce capability for member authorities. The report, titled Australia and New Zealand Road Capability Analysis 2006 — 2016 focussed on the capability of engineering skills, particularly road and bridge design, construction and maintenance, traffic management, project delivery and project management, and road safety. In summary, the report provided an analysis of the capability of the Australian and New Zealand roads workforce to meet infrastructure development requirements over the decade to 2015/16. In May 2009, BIS Shrapnel was commissioned by Austroads to update the base data and forecasts provided in the initial report to the Austroads.

  • SUMMARY
  • 1. Introduction
  • Project outline
  • Structure of this report
  • 2. Description of the Forecasting Model
  • Project scope and methodology
  • Defining the current skilled roads workforce
  • 2.1.1. Defining skilled occupations
  • 2.1.2. Defining the road sector
  • 2.1.3. The 2008/09 estimated roads workforce
  • Forecasting future skilled labour demand
  • 2.1.4. Activity indicator data sources
  • 2.1.5. Usage Coefficients
  • Modelling existing workforce attrition
  • Modelling new graduate supply
  • 2.1.6. The capability shortfall or surplus
  • Limitations of the model and summary of key assumptions
  • 2.1.7. Key assumptions used in the model
  • 3. Economic and Construction Sector Outlook
  • Economic outlook
  • 3.1.1. State of Play and near-term outlook
  • 3.1.2. Short to medium term outlook
  • 3.1.3. Long term outlook
  • Construction outlook
  • 3.1.4. Construction supported by fiscal stimulus, but upswing coming
  • 3.1.1. Residential building
  • 3.1.2. Engineering construction
  • 3.1.3. Non-residential building
  • 3.1.5. Construction upswing to underwrite the economic recovery and future strength
  • Road construction and maintenance
  • 3.1.4. Australian road categories
  • 3.1.5. Drivers of Roads Activity
  • 3.1.6. Recent Trends in Roads Activity
  • 3.1.7. Outlook for road construction
  • 4. Australia
  • Estimate of skilled roads workforce
  • Forecasts of skilled labour demand
  • Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • Graduate supply and the capability shortfall
  • Interpretation of results
  • 5. New South Wales
  • The skilled roads workforce
  • Roads activity outlook
  • 5.1.1. Road and road bridge construction
  • 5.1.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
  • Forecasts of skilled labour demand
  • Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • 6. Victoria
  • The skilled roads workforce
  • Roads activity outlook
  • 6.1.1. Road and road bridge construction
  • 6.1.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
  • Forecasts of skilled labour demand
  • Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • 7. Queensland
  • The skilled roads workforce
  • Roads activity outlook
  • 7.1.1. Road and road bridge construction
  • 7.1.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
  • Forecasts of skilled labour demand
  • Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • 8. South Australia
  • The skilled roads workforce
  • Roads activity outlook
  • 8.1.1. Road and road bridge construction
  • 8.1.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
  • Forecasts of skilled labour demand
  • Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • 9. Western Australia
  • The skilled roads workforce
  • Roads activity outlook
  • 9.1.1. Road and road bridge construction
  • 9.1.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
  • Forecasts of skilled labour demand
  • Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • 10. Tasmania
  • The skilled roads workforce
  • Roads activity outlook
  • 10.1.1. Road and road bridge construction
  • 10.1.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
  • Forecasts of skilled labour demand
  • Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • 11. Northern Territory
  • The skilled roads workforce
  • Roads activity outlook
  • 11.1.1. Road and road bridge construction
  • 11.1.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
  • Forecasts of skilled labour demand
  • Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • 12. Australian Capital Territory
  • The skilled roads workforce
  • Roads activity outlook
  • 12.1.1. Road and road bridge construction
  • 12.1.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
  • Forecasts of skilled labour demand
  • Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • 13. New Zealand
  • A note on New Zealand data
  • The skilled roads workforce
  • Forecasts of skilled labour demand
  • Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • Graduate supply and the capability shortfall
  • 14. Summary & Recommendations for Future Research
  • Summary
  • Recommendations for Future Research
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY