Female workers an untapped resource

While the proportion of women working in the construction sector has increased over the past ten years, data shows they are still heavily under-represented on building sites across New Zealand.

A PWC report, Valuing the role of construction in the New Zealand economy, stated that female employment in the core construction sector has grown at a faster rate than for males in the past decade, which has caused the ratio of male to female workers to fall from 6.3:1 in 2005 to 5.9:1 in 2015. 

That growth has seen 5,887 female workers join the construction sector in the ten years to March 2015 – equivalent to a 45% increase.

Read the full story courtesy of Placemakers Under Construction, February 2017 issue.

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