The gender and age profile of the house building sector


Shepherd, Claire 2017. The gender and age profile of the house building sector. NHBC Foundation.
AuthorsShepherd, Claire

The UK house-building industry is being challenged to deliver a increasing number of new homes. However, it is also facing skills shortages among its workforce, as older workers leave the industry but are not replaced by new entrants. This report aims to establish the diversity of the house-building industry in terms of the age and gender profile of the workforce and is over-reliant on older workers. Women are engaged in house building, but in relatively small numbers and predominantly in office-based roles. The industry is taking steps to tackle the growing skills shortages, but more needs to be done. This report summarizes the actions that have been taken so far, and identifies opportunities for further progress on increasing the diversity of the workforce in the future.

KeywordsHouse building; Construction; Careers information
PublisherNHBC Foundation
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Publication dates06 Feb 2017
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Deposited20 Feb 2017, 11:59
ContributorsUniversity of Derby
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