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Job Vacancies, Australia

Results of the quarterly job vacancies survey containing estimates of job vacancies classified by industry, sector and state/territory

Reference period
August 2019
Released
26/09/2019

Main features

August key figures

  Aug 2019May 2019 to Aug 2019Aug 2018 to Aug 2019
  '000% change% change
Trend Estimates   
 Private sector213.3-1.8-2.6
 Public sector23.23.610.8
 Private and public sectors236.5-1.3-1.4
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August key points

Trend estimates

  • Total job vacancies in August 2019 were 236,500, a decrease of 1.3% from May 2019.
  • The number of job vacancies in the private sector was 213,300 in August 2019, a decrease of 1.8% from May 2019.
  • The number of job vacancies in the public sector was 23,200 in August 2019, an increase of 3.6% from May 2019.
     

Rounding

Estimates of percentage change shown in this release have been calculated using unrounded estimates, and may be different from, but are more accurate than, movements obtained from calculating percentage change using the rounded estimates presented in the Tables and the datacubes on the Data downloads tab.

Tables

1 Job vacancies, states and territories

  OriginalSeasonally AdjustedTrend
  NSWVic.QldSAWATas.NTACTAustraliaAustraliaAustralia
JOB VACANCIES ('000)
2018           
 May77.367.632.611.424.12.43.97.1226.4235.6233.1
 August82.472.035.111.927.63.03.77.4243.0239.6239.9
 November86.366.838.010.928.63.54.07.6245.7241.9242.8
2019           
 February87.868.336.89.529.33.03.77.5245.9243.7242.0
 May80.964.333.911.325.43.14.27.6230.8239.6239.7
 August76.265.439.711.528.53.74.48.6237.9235.1236.5
CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)
2018           
 May-2.08.3-10.79.08.3-16.64.67.21.26.14.1
 August6.56.47.84.614.825.5-4.83.47.41.72.9
 November4.8-7.28.3-8.63.417.98.03.11.10.91.2
2019           
 February1.72.3-3.2-12.42.4-16.3-7.1-1.60.10.7-0.4
 May-7.8-5.9-7.819.2-13.26.013.71.2-6.1-1.6-0.9
 August-5.91.617.11.312.216.64.014.13.1-1.9-1.3
CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)
2017           
 August10.323.521.0-4.610.231.555.932.716.015.814.4
2018           
 August7.628.70.430.243.319.5-2.918.416.616.818.6
2019           
 August-7.6-9.213.1-3.43.121.918.717.1-2.1-1.9-1.4

 

2 Job vacancies, private sector - states and territories

  OriginalSeasonally AdjustedTrend
  NSWVic.QldSAWATas.NTACTAustraliaAustraliaAustralia
JOB VACANCIES ('000)
2018           
 May71.162.329.410.022.21.83.35.5205.8215.0212.8
 August76.266.032.210.525.62.43.35.9222.1219.1219.0
 November79.760.835.09.326.83.03.35.9223.9220.3221.7
2019           
 February81.263.134.08.027.72.53.25.7225.3222.4220.3
 May73.458.830.99.823.92.63.75.7208.6217.4217.3
 August68.760.136.09.726.53.13.76.2213.9211.5213.3
CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)
2018           
 May-1.98.8-12.56.66.4-24.13.75.70.66.34.2
 August7.15.99.34.915.433.2-0.96.77.91.92.9
 November4.6-7.88.6-11.14.425.7--0.10.80.61.2
2019           
 February1.83.7-2.7-14.13.3-18.9-2.5-3.90.60.9-0.6
 May-9.6-6.8-9.221.8-13.64.113.40.3-7.4-2.2-1.4
 August-6.42.216.4-0.911.119.91.68.62.5-2.7-1.8
CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)
2017           
 August8.322.825.8-5.810.928.066.749.415.915.814.6
2018           
 August9.830.5-0.428.244.314.1-3.426.217.918.119.5
2019           
 August-9.9-8.911.7-7.83.527.112.44.6-3.7-3.4-2.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
 

3 Job vacancies, public sector - states and territories

  OriginalSeasonally AdjustedTrend
  NSWVic.QldSAWATas.NTACTAustraliaAustraliaAustralia
JOB VACANCIES ('000)
2018           
 May6.25.43.11.41.90.60.51.620.620.620.3
 August6.26.02.91.42.00.60.41.520.920.620.9
 November6.66.03.01.51.80.50.71.721.821.521.2
2019           
 February6.75.32.81.51.60.50.51.820.621.321.6
 May7.65.53.01.61.50.60.61.922.222.222.4
 August7.55.33.81.82.00.6*0.72.524.023.523.2
CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)
2018           
 May-2.62.411.931.338.520.310.112.77.64.43.6
 August-0.312.2-6.42.17.51.8-28.9-8.01.6-0.33.1
 November6.1-0.14.710.9-10.6-13.678.316.04.34.81.2
2019           
 February1.4-12.3-8.9-2.3-10.0-1.1-29.66.2-5.7-1.12.3
 May13.84.99.15.2-6.015.415.63.97.94.33.3
 August-1.2-4.324.214.630.22.219.730.68.05.93.6
CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)
2017           
 August34.231.4-17.26.82.853.2-2.4-0.616.215.712.3
2018           
 August-13.711.59.448.531.547.61.9-4.94.74.29.7
2019           
 August20.9-12.129.230.6-1.50.773.667.214.714.510.8

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

4 Job vacancies, industry - original

 20182019
 MayAugustNovemberFebruaryMayAugust
 '000'000'000'000'000'000
Mining5.65.76.25.85.66.4
Manufacturing11.210.311.412.211.511.6
Electricity, gas, water and waste services1.81.81.81.92.02.2
Construction14.816.017.319.315.714.9
Wholesale trade9.69.710.49.49.310.4
Retail trade18.321.524.520.819.022.1
Accommodation and food services13.817.115.116.714.014.5
Transport, postal and warehousing6.77.16.96.96.66.4
Information media and telecommunications3.72.92.92.72.52.7
Financial and insurance services11.211.712.012.411.412.1
Rental, hiring and real estate services3.54.14.54.13.84.1
Professional, scientific and technical services26.928.924.828.328.625.0
Administrative and support services45.046.745.544.242.545.8
Public administration and safety12.110.212.011.111.913.2
Education and training6.47.36.67.47.16.6
Health care and social assistance24.027.129.029.429.827.4
Arts and recreation services2.93.23.13.22.43.6
Other services8.811.811.610.07.29.0

 

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Data downloads

Table 1. Job vacancies, states and territories ('000)

Table 2. Job vacancies, private sector, states and territories ('000)

Table 3. Job vacancies, public sector, states and territories ('000)

Table 4. Job vacancies, industry, Australia ('000) - original