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The Aussie suburbs undergoing a major makeover

In the past three years, five million jobs have been posted to tradie marketplace “hipages” – a site for people to find workers to complete home renovations and much more.

But as of July 2022, the site reached its 10 millionth post, as demand for renovation help soars with Spring around the corner.

Hipages has released data on the busiest suburbs across Australia looking for hired help this year, with painters and cleaners in the top 10 most in-demand trades.

Camera IconAustralia is hot on house renovations in 2022. NCA NewsWire / Roy VanDerVegt Credit: News Corp Australia

The demand for scaffolding jobs went up by 40 per cent compared to the previous year, lawn mowing was up by 37 per cent and roof repairs were up by 32 per cent.

The top jobs posted on the site were for handymen, fencers, electricians, plumbers, painters, concreters, cleaners, tilers, builders and garden maintenance tradies.

Camera IconHipages CEO Roby Sharon-Zipser. Ryan Osland Credit: News Corp Australia

A rise in renovation motivation is said to have come from the popular TV series “The Block” in which contestants renovate properties and compete to win bonus money.

In last year’s season, the houses included home theatres.

Since then, Hipages has seen a 22 per cent increase in home theatre jobs listed, suggesting the home movie room trend is here to stay for 2022.

Australians are taking renovation motivation from popular TV show ‘The Block’. Supplied<br/>
Camera IconAustralians are taking renovation motivation from popular TV show ‘The Block’. Supplied<br/> Credit: Supplied

The areas in your state where renovation rates are on the up are:

Victoria: Point Cook, Berwick, Frankston, Craigieburn, Werribee, Tarneit, Melbourne, Pakenham, Hoppers Crossing and Glen Waverley.

NSW: Kellyville, Blacktown, Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills, Quakers Hill, Campbelltown, Maroubra, Schofields, Randwick and Sydney.

Queensland: Upper Coomera, Southport, Buderim, Robina, Surfers Paradise, Helensvale, Forest Lake, Coomera, Caboolture and Labrador.

Western Australia: Canning Vale, Baldivis, Dianella, Thornlie, Scarborough, Mandurah, Armadale, Morley and Perth.

South Australia: Adelaide, Morphett Vale, Mount Barker, Paralowie, Hallett Cove, Prospect, Aberfoyle Park, Mawson Lakes, Parafield Gardens and Golden Grove.

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