The industry is still pretty tricky for girls to get into, however schemes are a-brewing to make it easier in the future (Minerals Council of Australia Workforce Gender Diversity White Paper).
If you are planning on a career in the mines (male or female) then it would be kinda handy to know what the top five occupations are – as this might help with your planning processes. (I have included the percentages for female workers).
- Drillers, miners and shot firers…. 5.9%
- Metal fitters and machinists…. 0.6%
- Other building and engineering technicians…. 9.2%
- Truck drivers…. 20.4%
- Electricians…. 1.9%
As a starting point for your research try:
PS. This a repeat of an article I wrote in 2014…