The global economy is changing, and Australia’s manufacturing industry is undergoing rapid change to remain competitive. A productive manufacturing sector is a key part of a thriving economy, so our manufacturing enterprises are becoming innovative, adaptive and flexible. They need workers with skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) who can respond to shifts in technology. This is an important industry for Australia’s future, and you’ll be amazed at the career choices that are available.
Contribution to the Australian economy
Manufacturing and Engineering
Gross value added
People employed in the sector
Businesses trading in the sector
* Statistics sourced from Australian Bureau of Statistics and Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. For more information, please refer to the Statistics Explained page.