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Across the United States, there are an estimated 9,813,000 construction workers. Of this total, approximately 872,000 – or 8.9 per cent – are women. A growing industry worldwide, construction accounts for nine per cent of the entire workforce in Australia, employing about a million people. And although women make up about twelve per cent of workers in the sector, this still represents a small number compared to other fields.

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In Focus

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Good for Business »

Across the United States, there are an estimated 9,813,000 construction workers. Of this total, approximately 872,000 – or 8.9 per cent – are women. A growing industry worldwide, construction accounts for nine per cent of the entire workforce in Australia, employing about a million people. And although women make up about twelve per cent of workers in the sector, this still represents a small

Women in Construction
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Mind the Gap »

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Working Safe, Working Smart »

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Adelaide’s Architectural Icon »

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Innovation in Construction »

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Connecting Communities »

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A New Perspective »

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