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Visualising the skills shortage

by mel starrs on August 26, 2008

in The Profession

Population: by gender and age, mid-2007

Population: by gender and age, mid-2007

I’ve talked before about the skills shortage in our industry, but the graphic I used then didn’t illustrate quite as well as this one why we are feeling the effects quite so strongly.  Look at that blip around 60 years old.  These guys (and gals) are retiring or have just retired or will in the next few years (barring eccentric architects and engineers working well into their 70’s).


And something I hadn’t thought about before, but picked up by Tom Watson (MP): “The ratio of females to males grows from 72 onwards showing that there is still a second world war impact on our society.”