NAME OF COLLECTION
Job Vacancy Survey
Labour Statistics Centre Output Group
Australian Bureau of Statistics
GPO Box K881
PERTH WA 6001
Telephone: Perth 08 9360 5304
Facsimile: Perth 08 9360 5954
Web site: <www.abs.gov.au>
To estimate the number of job vacancies in Australia.
The Job Vacancy Survey (JVS) series is a major economic indicator and is consequently used by a large number of users in both commonwealth and state government departments, employer associations, and trade unions. The JVS collects data from a sample of businesses taken from the ABS register of businesses.
The original survey, Job Vacancy and Overtime, was a quarterly survey providing estimates of job vacancies and overtime. Estimates were originally calculated using data from the payroll tax system. Following the decision to stop using payroll tax data, a sample survey was introduced in November 1983. A review conducted in 1998 recommended dropping the overtime component, which occurred in September quarter 1999.
A job vacancy is a job available for immediate filling on the survey reference date and for which recruitment action has been taken. Excluded are vacancies:
All vacancies for wage and salary earners are represented in the Job Vacancies Survey (JVS), except those:
- of less than one day's duration;
- for jobs which became vacant on the survey date that were filled that same day;
- to be filled by persons already hired, or by promotion or transfer of existing employees;
- to be filled by employees returning from paid or unpaid leave or after industrial dispute(s);
- not available for immediate filling on the survey reference date;
- not available within the particular State or Territory to which the return relates;
- for work to be carried out by contractors;
- to be filled by staff from contract labour agencies; and
- for which no effort is being made to fill the position.
Main data detail
Number of vacancies by state or territory by sector and industry division. Also, job vacancy rates by state or territory.
Note : Australia trend estimates and seasonally adjusted estimates are available.
- in the Australian permanent defence forces;
- in businesses primarily engaged in agriculture, forestry and fishing;
- in private households employing staff;
- in overseas embassies, consulates, etc.; and
- located outside Australia.
Australia. Some state and territory data relevant to the mining industry may also be available.
Frequency of data availability
The third Friday in the middle month of the quarter.
Data are available from November 1983.
Products and services
Example of information available
- Special data services are available on request.
JOB VACANCIES, AUSTRALIA
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