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6354.0 - Job Vacancies, Australia, Aug 2005  
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Aug 2005
May 2005 to Aug 2005
Aug 2004 to Aug 2005
'000
% change
% change

Trend estimates
Private sector
125.4
-2.0
8.9
Public sector
15.5
0.2
9.4
Private and public sectors
140.9
-1.8
9.0

Job Vacancies, Trend
Graph: Job Vacancies, Trend



AUGUST KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • Total job vacancies in August 2005 were 140,900, a decrease of 1.8% from May 2005.
  • The number of job vacancies in the private sector was 125,400 in August 2005, a decrease of 2.0% from May 2005.
  • The number of job vacancies in the public sector was 15,500 in August 2005, an increase of 0.2% from May 2005.


NOTES

NOTES ON ESTIMATES

A review of seasonal adjustment factors for series shown in this publication has been undertaken this quarter. As a result, some previously published seasonally adjusted and trend estimates have been revised. This review usually takes place in time for inclusion in the November estimates each year, but has been brought forward by one quarter because of observed changes in seasonality in recent quarters' estimates. For further information on seasonal adjustment refer to paragraphs 22 to 30 of the Explanatory Notes.



FORTHCOMING CHANGES

Concurrent seasonal adjustment


From the February 2006 issue of this publication, the ABS will use concurrent seasonal adjustment in the Job Vacancies Survey (JVS), replacing the forward factor adjustment method currently used to produce seasonally adjusted estimates. Concurrent seasonal adjustment uses original data up to and including the current quarter to update seasonal factors each quarter, whereas the forward factors adjustment method only updates seasonal factors annually.


As a result of the quarterly updating of seasonal factors, seasonal adjusted estimates will be revised each quarter under the concurrent adjustment method, compared with annual revisions under the forward factor method. However, the degree of revision will generally be less under the concurrent adjustment method (i.e. initial seasonally adjustment estimates will be closer on average to their final values), as any change in seasonality will be picked up sooner.



SAMPLING ERROR

For information on sampling error, including standard errors for original estimates contained in this publication, see the Technical Note.



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Kerry Foley on Perth (08) 9360 5373.



TABLES


1. JOB VACANCIES, States and territories

Original
Seasonally
Adjusted
Trend
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Australia
Australia
Australia

VACANCIES ('000)

2004
May
43.7
30.7
25.1
6.0
10.5
1.7
2.4
2.6
122.7
128.3
119.6
August
40.5
33.5
27.7
*7.0
12.4
1.4
2.0
3.1
127.6
123.9
129.3
November
45.3
34.1
28.7
7.5
13.1
2.1
2.8
3.5
137.1
137.3
138.1
2005
February
48.2
33.0
35.4
8.8
15.3
2.6
2.3
4.0
149.5
147.4
142.3
May
41.2
31.6
34.9
7.4
14.5
1.9
2.3
4.0
137.8
143.3
143.5
August
39.1
32.8
33.4
8.8
16.9
2.2
2.7
4.4
140.3
137.7
140.9

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2004
May
17.1
5.8
36.7
9.6
2.9
24.5
38.8
15.9
16.1
22.9
7.6
August
-7.3
9.4
10.4
15.0
17.5
-17.3
-18.7
23.0
4.0
-3.4
8.1
November
12.0
1.7
3.7
7.2
5.9
46.4
39.5
12.7
7.4
10.8
6.8
2005
February
6.2
-3.1
23.1
17.4
16.5
26.9
-18.3
13.4
9.1
7.4
3.0
May
-14.5
-4.4
-1.3
-15.6
-4.9
-29.6
3.5
-1.2
-7.8
-2.8
0.8
August
-5.1
3.9
-4.4
18.4
16.5
20.1
16.4
10.7
1.8
-3.9
-1.8

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2003
August
4.0
-1.8
9.0
-17.8
-9.8
-14.3
-17.9
-25.1
-0.7
1.1
4.6
2004
August
12.1
14.6
15.2
8.6
67.4
-25.3
57.1
29.7
17.3
19.1
23.9
2005
August
-3.5
-2.1
20.5
25.9
36.6
57.1
37.3
39.7
9.9
11.1
9.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution


2. JOB VACANCIES, Private sector - States and territories

Original
Seasonally
Adjusted
Trend
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Australia
Australia
Australia

VACANCIES ('000)

2004
May
39.8
27.7
22.8
5.4
*9.5
1.3
*1.6
1.5
109.5
114.9
106.4
August
36.9
30.2
25.1
*6.0
11.4
1.1
1.2
*1.6
113.5
109.9
115.1
November
42.0
30.8
26.2
6.1
11.4
1.7
1.8
1.7
121.6
121.9
123.0
2005
February
44.6
29.3
32.8
8.0
14.0
2.1
1.2
2.1
134.2
132.0
127.0
May
37.8
28.4
32.2
6.7
13.2
*1.1
1.2
2.0
122.7
128.1
128.0
August
35.8
29.3
30.5
7.7
15.7
1.7
1.8
*2.2
124.6
122.1
125.4

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2004
May
17.6
5.0
41.7
10.5
1.6
8.8
46.7
55.9
16.8
24.3
8.1
August
-7.2
9.1
10.1
11.0
19.8
-15.8
-22.6
6.8
3.6
-4.4
8.2
November
13.7
1.8
4.3
1.5
0.3
57.2
47.3
6.7
7.1
11.0
6.9
2005
February
6.3
-4.6
25.5
31.3
22.8
22.1
-33.1
25.7
10.4
8.2
3.3
May
-15.3
-3.1
-1.9
-16.4
-5.7
-44.7
0.6
-6.1
-8.6
-3.0
0.7
August
-5.3
2.9
-5.3
15.8
18.3
47.3
49.1
9.9
1.6
-4.7
-2.0

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2003
August
7.9
0.0
10.6
-19.1
-8.8
-12.4
-45.8
-54.2
1.0
3.1
7.1
2004
August
15.5
14.0
14.5
6.0
84.9
-34.4
178.5
94.1
19.3
21.5
27.1
2005
August
-3.1
-3.1
21.5
29.1
37.4
56.2
48.0
38.4
9.8
11.1
8.9

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution


3. JOB VACANCIES, Public sector - States and territories

Original
Seasonally
Adjusted
Trend
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Australia
Australia
Australia

VACANCIES ('000)

2004
May
3.9
3.0
2.3
0.6
1.0
0.4
0.8
1.1
13.2
13.4
13.2
August
3.6
3.3
2.6
1.0
1.0
0.3
0.7
1.6
14.1
14.0
14.2
November
3.3
3.3
2.6
1.4
1.7
0.4
0.9
1.9
15.5
15.4
15.1
2005
February
3.5
3.7
2.6
0.8
1.2
0.6
1.0
1.9
15.3
15.4
15.3
May
3.4
3.2
2.7
0.7
1.3
0.7
1.1
2.0
15.1
15.2
15.5
August
3.3
3.5
2.9
1.0
1.3
0.6
0.9
2.2
15.7
15.6
15.5

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2004
May
12.5
13.4
1.8
2.6
16.5
113.1
25.7
-14.2
10.1
11.3
3.6
August
-7.8
11.4
12.9
48.3
-3.6
-21.6
-11.2
45.0
6.9
5.2
7.7
November
-5.8
0.2
-1.9
43.0
70.4
13.0
26.3
18.7
9.9
9.8
6.3
2005
February
5.6
11.0
-0.7
-44.4
-26.5
47.5
10.5
2.2
-1.2
-0.5
1.9
May
-3.4
-14.6
6.6
-6.8
4.1
24.2
6.9
4.3
-1.3
-0.7
0.7
August
-3.6
12.0
6.6
42.9
-2.0
-22.8
-20.0
11.4
3.7
2.7
0.2

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2003
August
-18.8
-15.7
-5.3
-6.5
-14.6
-24.6
14.4
10.1
-11.0
-10.4
-8.9
2004
August
-13.9
20.5
22.8
28.4
-20.1
30.2
-9.2
-2.7
3.0
3.3
2.6
2005
August
-7.4
6.3
10.8
5.9
27.7
59.7
19.3
41.0
11.0
11.4
9.4



4. JOB VACANCIES, Industry: Original

2004
2005
May
August
November
February
May
August
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Mining
2.0
1.6
2.6
2.8
2.7
4.1
Manufacturing
16.1
14.9
13.5
11.5
14.0
15.6
Electricity, gas and water supply
0.4
0.6
0.7
0.7
1.0
0.9
Construction
*7.1
10.0
*7.3
9.7
*9.7
6.4
Wholesale trade
7.3
8.5
9.1
9.9
*6.6
*6.3
Retail trade
21.8
18.9
21.2
24.3
21.1
25.9
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
*3.8
*4.5
8.8
8.6
6.3
*7.4
Transport and storage
*3.0
*3.3
3.9
4.5
*4.5
3.9
Communication services
0.7
0.7
0.7
*1.1
0.6
0.4
Finance and insurance
4.7
5.5
5.9
6.1
7.4
*8.0
Property and business services
27.7
30.6
31.2
35.4
31.9
28.5
Government administration and defence
4.9
5.2
6.8
7.1
6.3
7.6
Education
4.5
4.7
4.5
5.4
4.1
3.9
Health and community services
12.1
11.4
14.0
12.0
14.0
12.7
Cultural and recreational services
*2.0
*2.1
2.5
*3.6
3.7
3.0
Personal and other services
*4.6
*5.2
*4.6
*6.9
*4.0
*5.6
All industries
122.7
127.6
137.1
149.5
137.8
140.3

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution

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