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Job Vacancy Survey

CONTACT

Manpreet Singh
Labour Employer Surveys
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Perth
Telephone (08) 9360 5304
Facsimile (08) 9360 5954

Email manpreet.singh@abs.gov.au


DESCRIPTION

The Job Vacancy Survey provides estimates of job vacancies. Data is collected from a sample of businesses taken from the ABS Business Register. Data are classified by industry (including education). thus, providing a measure of demand for people in the education industry.

Scope

All job vacancies for wage and salary earners except those:

  • in the Australian permanent defence forces;
  • in businesses primarily engaged in agriculture, forestry and fishing;
  • in private households employing staff;
  • in overseas embassies and consulates;
  • and those located outside Australia.

DISSEMINATION

Publication

Australian Bureau of Statistics, Job Vacancies, Australia, cat. no. 6354.0, ABS, Canberra.

Data Service

A longer time-series of these data than appears in the publication is available on request.

Release schedule

The publication is released six to eight weeks after the reference date.


DATA ITEMS

General

State
Sector (private and public)
Industry

Job vacancies

Number of job vacancies


GEOGRAPHY

Data are available for Australia, and each state and territory.


METHOD OF COLLECTION

The Job Vacancy Survey obtains data by telephone from about 4,600 employers selected from the ABS Business Register.


TIMING OF COLLECTION

Reference Date

The third Friday of the middle month of the quarter.

Frequency of Collection

Quarterly.

Historical Data

The Job Vacancies and Overtime series was introduced in November 1983. It replaced the previous Job Vacancy and Overtime series based on information from a sample of employers registered to pay payroll tax and from government organisations. Estimates from the current series are not strictly comparable with those prior to November 1983.

From August 1999, the overtime component of the Job Vacancies and Overtime was dropped leaving the number of job vacancies and job vacancy rates as the only information collected from this survey. The overtime data are now collected as part of the Employee Earnings and Hours Survey and published in Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia (cat. no. 6306.0).

From November 2003, the Job Vacancies Survey no longer collects information on the number of employees. A job vacancy rate series, based on estimates of the number of employees from the Labour Force Survey, is available on request.


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