The Engineers Australia statistics page provides information and analysis on the structure and nature of the engineering profession. For detailed information on the profession refer to the statistical overviews or for answers to popular questions see the FAQs.

The Engineering Profession - A Statistical Overview

The statistical overview of the engineering profession in Australia assembles a range of statistics from a variety of official and other sources to assist policy analysis, development and planning on matters involving engineering.

Latest edition now available

The Engineering Profession – A Statistical Overview, 10th Edition (2013)


Earlier publications:

The Engineering Profession – A Statistical Overview, 9th Edition (2012)

The Engineering Profession – A Statistical Overview, 8th Edition (2011)


State and Territory 2013 editions are also available:

A special 2014 edition is also available for:



Frequently Asked Questions

The following are frequently asked questions about the engineering profession:

1. What is the engineering team?

2. How many engineers does Australia have?

3. Do all people with engineering qualifications work as engineers?

4. In a typical year where does Australia's supply of engineers come from?

5. What has been the effect of skilled migration on engineering?

6. The Australian population is ageing. How is this likely to affect engineers?

7. In what industries do engineers work?

8. Which industries employ the most engineers?

9. What are the main engineering specialisations and how have they changed between Censuses?

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