Across the Top 20 Industry Categories for Household Trades and Home Improvement
- 3 Industries are showing massive growth in jobs listed: Rubbish Removal, Carpet Cleaning, and Door Installation
- 4 Industries are showing strong growth (Arborists, Roofers, Gardeners, and Fencing Contractors
- Demand for Handymen is growing slightly
- 6 Industries are flat with negligible change year on year: Concreters, Removalists, Carpenters, Tilers, Plumbers and Electricians
- 2 Industries are showing slight declines: Plasterers and Landscapers
- 4 Industries are showing strong declines: Air Conditioning Companies, Painters, Builders and Cleaners
- Rubbish Removal jobs are growing like crazy - almost tripling year on year. People are decluttering and getting rid of junk the more time they spend at home. The Kondo effect.
- Outdoor jobs where trades can socially distance are growing: Rubbish Removal, Door Installation, Arborists, Roofers, Gardeners, Fencing Contractors and Handymen.
- Indoor jobs where it's harder to socially distance are either flat or declining: Cleaners, Painters, Plasterers, Tilers, Plumbers, Electricians. House cleaning is also a recurring weekly expense and households are doing this work themselves as their economic situation deterioriates.
- Industries with higher value jobs like Painting, Builders, Plasterers, Landscapers, Concreters are in decline. With economic uncertainty, people are putting off the bigger jobs.
|Rubbish Removalist||Massive Growth||168%|
|Carpet Cleaner||Massive Growth||80%|
|Door Installation Company||Massive Growth||71%|
|Fencing & Gate Company||Strong Growth||11%|
|Air Conditioning & Heating Technician||Strong Decline||-11%|
Top 20 Industries Aggregate Demand by Major Metro Region (Jan-Sep 20 vs Jan-Sep 19)
- Job growth roughly correlates to COVID-19 impact. The relatively unscathed regions of Perth & Brisbane showing excellent growth
- Weak or no growth in Sydney, Melbourne - where the effect of COVID-19 has been more intense.
Aggregate Demand by Major Metro Areas
- Job growth is significantly higher in the outer areas of Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane with low or negative growth in the inner city and inner suburbs. This reflects a flight to regional areas and outer suburbs during COVID.
- South & West Sydney (Macarthur, Blue Mountains, Liverpool, Canterbury and Western Sydney) are the highest growth areas. The Eastern Suburbs, Inner West, Lower North Shore and CBD are all in decline
- In Melbourne, Geelong, Phillip Island - which could almost be considered regional Vic - are showing massive growth
- Perth is seeing growth in almost all areas including the CBD except the beachside Western Suburbs
- Adelaide recording job growth in the inner city area and less so in outer areas
Sydney | Top 20 Industries (Jan-Sep 20 vs Jan-Sep 19)
|Sydney Region > Area||YoY Diff|
|Blue Mountains & Surrounds||12%|
|Liverpool / Fairfield||8%|
|North Shore - Upper||5%|
|North Shore - Lower||-6%|
Melbourne | Top 20 Industries (Jan-Sep 20 vs Jan-Sep 19)
|Melbourne Region > Area||YoY Diff|
|Phillip Island & District||50%|
|Geelong & District||16%|
Brisbane | Top 20 Industries (Jan-Sep 20 vs Jan-Sep 19)
|Brisbane Region > Area||YoY Diff|
|Redcliffe / Bribie / Caboolture||17%|
|City & North||6%|
Perth | Top 20 Industries (Jan-Sep 20 vs Jan-Sep 19)
|Perth Region > Area||YoY Diff|
Adelaide | Top 20 Industries (Jan-Sep 20 vs Jan-Sep 19)
|Adelaide Region > Area||YoY Diff|
|North & North East Suburbs||1%|
|South & South East Suburbs||-2%|
|Western & Beachside Suburbs||-6%|