Habitat Women

To provide building maintenance services while creating quality employment outcomes for young women entering the construction industry

Habitat Women

To provide building maintenance services while creating quality employment outcomes for young women entering the construction industry

Habitat Women

What do we want to achieve?

  1. Provide access to education and employment – key factors for inequity and disadvantage​
  2. Address the inequity of women in the construction industry​
  3. Support specialist homelessness services and social housing.​
  4. Generate an income for reinvestment into Habitat for Humanity Australia’s other important ​programs

How can you be involved?

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Why is this important?

Female participation rates in the construction industry are exceptionally low, with women making up only 11% of the total industry workforce and less than 3% of trades.

At the same time, the construction industry ranks as one of the three highest creators of economic value in Australia and is also the second largest employer.

The industry has a projected annual growth rate of 2.4% over the next five years and contributes 9% of Australia’s GDP.

Women face many barriers to employment in the building and construction industry. The physical nature of construction work is often offered as an explanation for the low level of female participation, however, the suite of tools and technologies now in common use mean that very few construction jobs, if any, require a level of physical ability outside the reach of most women in the labour force.

Instead, it is now widely acknowledged that the construction industry’s heavily masculine culture is the primary barrier to women entering the industry, with very few construction employers exercising a strong commitment to gender equality.

Why is this important?

Female participation rates in the construction industry are exceptionally low, with women making up only 11% of the total industry workforce and less than 3% of trades.

At the same time, the construction industry ranks as one of the three highest creators of economic value in Australia and is also the second largest employer.

The industry has a projected annual growth rate of 2.4% over the next five years and contributes 9% of Australia’s GDP.

Women face many barriers to employment in the building and construction industry. The physical nature of construction work is often offered as an explanation for the low level of female participation, however, the suite of tools and technologies now in common use mean that very few construction jobs, if any, require a level of physical ability outside the reach of most women in the labour force.

Instead, it is now widely acknowledged that the construction industry’s heavily masculine culture is the primary barrier to women entering the industry, with very few construction employers exercising a strong commitment to gender equality.

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