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Australia and New Zealand Roads Capability Analysis 2013-2023
  • Publication no: AP-R453-14
  • ISBN: 978-1-925037-55-5
  • Published: 1 August 2014

This report provides a detailed outlook for road construction and maintenance activity, and its implications for workforce capability, for road agencies in Australia and New Zealand. The report provides an analysis of the capability of the Australian and New Zealand roads workforce to meet infrastructure development requirements over the subsequent decade in the areas of engineering skill, particularly road and bridge design, construction and maintenance, traffic management, project delivery and project management, and road safety. BIS Shrapnel’s modelling suggests that over the next decade, both Australia and New Zealand will generally be in positions of surplus capability.

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  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Project outline
    • 1.2. Structure of this report
  • 2. Description of the Forecasting Model
    • 2.1. Project scope and methodology
    • 2.2. Defining the current skilled roads workforce
      • 2.2.1. Defining skilled occupations
      • 2.2.2. Defining the road sector
      • 2.2.3. The 2012/13 estimated roads workforce
    • 2.3. Forecasting future skilled labour demand
      • 2.3.1. Activity indicator data sources
      • 2.3.2. Usage coefficients
    • 2.4. Modelling existing workforce attrition
    • 2.5. Modelling new graduate supply
      • 2.5.1. The capability deficit or surplus
    • 2.6. Limitations of the model and summary of key assumptions
      • 2.6.1. Key assumptions used in the model
  • 3. Economic and Construction Sector Outlook
    • 3.1. Economic outlook
      • 3.1.1. Outlook for the Australian economy
      • 3.1.2. Medium term outlook
    • 3.2. Construction outlook
      • 3.2.1. Residential building
      • 3.2.2. Engineering construction
      • 3.2.3. Non-residential building
    • 3.3. Road construction and maintenance
      • 3.3.1. Drivers of roads activity
      • 3.3.2. Australian road categories
      • 3.3.3. Outlook for road construction
      • 3.3.4. Outlook for road maintenance
  • 4. Australia
    • 4.1. Estimate of skilled roads workforce
    • 4.2. Forecasts of skilled labour demand
    • 4.3. Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
    • 4.4. Graduate supply and the capability deficit
    • 4.5. Interpretation of results
  • 5. New South Wales
    • 5.1. New South Wales economic outlook
    • 5.2. The skilled roads workforce
    • 5.3. Roads activity outlook
      • 5.3.1. Road and road bridge construction
      • 5.3.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
    • 5.4. Forecasts of skilled labour demand
    • 5.5. Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • 6. Victoria
    • 6.1. Victoria economic outlook
    • 6.2. The skilled roads workforce
    • 6.3. Roads activity outlook
      • 6.3.1. Road and road bridge construction
      • 6.3.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
    • 6.4. Forecasts of skilled labour demand
    • 6.5. Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • 7. Queensland
    • 7.1. Queensland economic outlook
    • 7.2. The skilled roads workforce
    • 7.3. Roads activity outlook
      • 7.3.1. Road and road bridge construction
      • 7.3.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
    • 7.4. Forecasts of skilled labour demand
    • 7.5. Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • 8. South Australia
    • 8.1. South Australian economic outlook
    • 8.2. The skilled roads workforce
    • 8.3. Roads activity outlook
      • 8.3.1. Road and road bridge construction
      • 8.3.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
    • 8.4. Forecasts of skilled labour demand
    • 8.5. Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • 9. Western Australia
    • 9.1. Western Australian economic outlook
    • 9.2. The skilled roads workforce
    • 9.3. Roads activity outlook
      • 9.3.1. Road and road bridge construction
      • 9.3.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
    • 9.4. Forecasts of skilled labour demand
    • 9.5. Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • 10. Tasmania
    • 10.1. Tasmanian economic outlook
    • 10.2. The skilled roads workforce
    • 10.3. Roads activity outlook
      • 10.3.1. Road and road bridge construction
      • 10.3.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
    • 10.4. Forecasts of skilled labour demand
    • 10.5. Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • 11. Northern Territory
    • 11.1. Northern Territory economic outlook
    • 11.2. The skilled roads workforce
    • 11.3. Roads activity outlook
      • 11.3.1. Road and road bridge construction
      • 11.3.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
    • 11.4. Forecasts of skilled labour demand
    • 11.5. Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • 12. Australian Capital Territory
    • 12.1. Australian Capital Territory economic outlook
    • 12.2. The skilled roads workforce
    • 12.3. Roads activity outlook
      • 12.3.1. Road and road bridge construction
      • 12.3.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
    • 12.4. Forecasts of skilled labour demand
    • 12.5. Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
  • 13. New Zealand
    • 13.1. A note on New Zealand data
    • 13.2. New Zealand economic outlook
    • 13.3. Roads activity outlook
      • 13.3.1. Road and road bridge construction
      • 13.3.2. Road and road bridge maintenance
    • 13.4. The skilled roads workforce
    • 13.5. Forecasts of skilled labour demand
    • 13.6. Workforce attrition and the workforce gap
    • 13.7. Graduate supply and the capability deficit
  • 14. Recommendations for Future Research
  • References