This industry employs 10,806 or 8.2% of all working Territorians1

The main areas of employment are:

  • Site preparation
  • Concreting
  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry
  • Roofing
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Plastering
  • Painting and decorating
  • Landscaping

In 2019–20, workers compensation payments totalled $6.899m2 through 286 claims, and resulted in 1027 weeks3 of lost work.

The main mechanism of injury for serious injury claims:

  • Being hit by moving object
  • Body stressing
  • Falls, slips and trips of a person

Since 2016 seven people have died in work-related incidents:

  • Four falls from height
  • Two contact with electricity
  • One being hit by moving objects

1Source: Department of Treasury and Finance; ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed Quarterly, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003.

2Benefit costs reflected are a snap shot at time of publishing.

3Maximum weekly hours of work in accordance with Fair Work - 38 hours per week.