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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
November 2019
Released
8/01/2020

Main features

November key figures

  Nov 2019Aug 2019 to Nov 2019Nov 2018 to Nov 2019
  '000% change% change
Trend Estimates   
 Private sector
212.7
-0.9
-4.0
 Public sector
24.4
4.3
15.2
 Private and public sectors
237.1
-0.4
-2.3
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November key points

Trend estimates

  • Total job vacancies in November 2019 were 237,100, a decrease of 0.4% from August 2019.
  • The number of job vacancies in the private sector was 212,700 in November 2019, a decrease of 0.9% from August 2019.
  • The number of job vacancies in the public sector was 24,400 in November 2019, an increase of 4.3% from August 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 section.

Tables

1 Job vacancies, states and territories

  OriginalSeasonally AdjustedTrend
  NSWVic.QldSAWATas.NTACTAustraliaAustraliaAustralia
JOB VACANCIES ('000)
2018           
 August
82.4
72.0
35.1
11.9
27.6
3.0
3.7
7.4
243.0
239.9
240.0
 November
86.3
66.8
38.0
10.9
28.6
3.5
4.0
7.6
245.7
241.7
242.8
2019           
 February
87.8
68.3
36.8
9.5
29.3
3.0
3.7
7.5
245.9
243.6
241.9
 May
80.9
64.3
33.9
11.3
25.4
3.1
4.2
7.6
230.8
239.5
239.8
 August
76.2
65.4
39.7
11.5
28.5
3.7
4.4
8.6
237.9
235.6
238.1
 November
83.6
64.4
40.1
11.5
27.8
3.6
3.5
8.8
243.4
239.4
237.1
CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)
2018           
 August
6.5
6.4
7.8
4.6
14.8
25.5
-4.8
3.4
7.4
1.9
2.9
 November
4.8
-7.2
8.3
-8.6
3.4
17.9
8.0
3.1
1.1
0.7
1.2
2019           
 February
1.7
2.3
-3.2
-12.4
2.4
-16.3
-7.1
-1.6
0.1
0.8
-0.4
 May
-7.8
-5.9
-7.8
19.2
-13.2
6.0
13.7
1.2
-6.1
-1.7
-0.9
 August
-5.9
1.6
17.1
1.3
12.2
16.6
4.0
14.1
3.1
-1.6
-0.7
 November
9.8
-1.4
0.9
0.3
-2.3
-1.9
-19.2
1.4
2.3
1.6
-0.4
CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)
2017           
 November
18.2
26.7
3.9
-5.2
12.1
26.3
21.5
26.5
16.3
16.5
17.8
2018           
 November
5.9
16.1
8.8
19.1
44.1
40.0
20.0
6.0
13.8
13.9
13.9
2019           
 November
-3.1
-3.6
5.4
6.0
-2.6
1.4
-11.2
15.2
-0.9
-0.9
-2.3
 

2 Job vacancies, private sector - states and territories

  OriginalSeasonally AdjustedTrend
  NSWVic.QldSAWATas.NTACTAustraliaAustraliaAustralia
JOB VACANCIES ('000)
2018           
 August
76.2
66.0
32.2
10.5
25.6
2.4
3.3
5.9
222.1
219.3
219.1
 November
79.7
60.8
35.0
9.3
26.8
3.0
3.3
5.9
223.9
220.2
221.6
2019           
 February
81.2
63.1
34.0
8.0
27.7
2.5
3.2
5.7
225.3
222.3
220.3
 May
73.4
58.8
30.9
9.8
23.9
2.6
3.7
5.7
208.6
217.3
217.4
 August
68.7
60.1
36.0
9.7
26.5
3.1
3.7
6.2
213.9
212.0
214.7
 November
75.6
59.2
36.4
9.6
25.6
2.9
3.0
6.3
218.7
215.2
212.7
CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)
2018           
 August
7.1
5.9
9.3
4.9
15.4
33.2
-0.9
6.7
7.9
2.0
2.9
 November
4.6
-7.8
8.6
-11.1
4.4
25.7
-
-0.1
0.8
0.4
1.2
2019           
 February
1.8
3.7
-2.7
-14.1
3.3
-18.9
-2.5
-3.9
0.6
0.9
-0.6
 May
-9.6
-6.8
-9.2
21.8
-13.6
4.1
13.4
0.3
-7.4
-2.3
-1.3
 August
-6.4
2.2
16.4
-0.9
11.1
19.9
1.6
8.6
2.5
-2.4
-1.2
 November
10.1
-1.5
1.3
-0.5
-3.5
-4.8
-18.1
2.3
2.3
1.5
-0.9
CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)
2017           
 November
18.2
29.9
6.9
-6.0
11.9
22.6
28.4
24.0
17.5
17.7
18.8
2018           
 November
6.6
13.6
7.2
14.8
47.5
43.8
19.1
11.2
13.4
13.5
14.3
2019           
 November
-5.2
-2.7
4.2
3.1
-4.4
-3.7
-7.9
7.1
-2.3
-2.3
-4.0
- 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           
 August
6.2
6.0
2.9
1.4
2.0
0.6
0.4
1.5
20.9
20.6
20.9
 November
6.6
6.0
3.0
1.5
1.8
0.5
0.7
1.7
21.8
21.5
21.1
2019           
 February
6.7
5.3
2.8
1.5
1.6
0.5
0.5
1.8
20.6
21.3
21.6
 May
7.6
5.5
3.0
1.6
1.5
0.6
0.6
1.9
22.2
22.2
22.4
 August
7.5
5.3
3.8
1.8
2.0
0.6
*0.7
2.5
24.0
23.6
23.4
 November
8.0
5.2
3.6
1.9
2.2
0.7
0.5
2.5
24.7
24.3
24.4
CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)
2018           
 August
-0.3
12.2
-6.4
2.1
7.5
1.8
-28.9
-8.0
1.6
-
3.0
 November
6.1
-0.1
4.7
10.9
-10.6
-13.6
78.3
16.0
4.3
4.0
1.1
2019           
 February
1.4
-12.3
-8.9
-2.3
-10.0
-1.1
-29.6
6.2
-5.7
-0.7
2.1
 May
13.8
4.9
9.1
5.2
-6.0
15.4
15.6
3.9
7.9
4.4
3.7
 August
-1.2
-4.3
24.2
14.6
30.2
2.2
19.7
30.6
8.0
6.3
4.3
 November
7.3
-0.8
-2.9
5.1
14.0
12.6
-25.4
-0.8
2.7
2.7
4.3
CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)
2017           
 November
18.5
-4.9
-25.5
2.5
14.2
49.0
-4.7
34.2
4.9
4.9
9.1
2018           
 November
-2.3
48.6
30.6
54.5
7.0
21.3
24.7
-8.9
17.4
17.5
10.2
2019           
 November
22.3
-12.7
19.8
23.7
25.5
31.3
-27.4
43.0
13.0
13.1
15.2
* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
 

4 Job vacancies, industry - original

 20182019
 AugustNovemberFebruaryMayAugustNovember
 '000'000'000'000'000'000
Mining
5.7
6.2
5.8
5.6
6.4
6.2
Manufacturing
10.3
11.4
12.2
11.5
11.6
10.9
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
1.8
1.8
1.9
2.0
2.2
1.8
Construction
16.0
17.3
19.3
15.7
14.9
16.6
Wholesale trade
9.7
10.4
9.4
9.3
10.4
11.8
Retail trade
21.5
24.5
20.8
19.0
22.1
24.8
Accommodation and food services
17.1
15.1
16.7
14.0
14.5
14.5
Transport, postal and warehousing
7.1
6.9
6.9
6.6
6.4
7.1
Information media and telecommunications
2.9
2.9
2.7
2.5
2.7
3.3
Financial and insurance services
11.7
12.0
12.4
11.4
12.1
11.0
Rental, hiring and real estate services
4.1
4.5
4.1
3.8
4.1
2.7
Professional, scientific and technical services
28.9
24.8
28.3
28.6
25.0
23.7
Administrative and support services
46.7
45.5
44.2
42.5
45.8
46.5
Public administration and safety
10.2
12.0
11.1
11.9
13.2
12.9
Education and training
7.3
6.6
7.4
7.1
6.6
7.3
Health care and social assistance
27.1
29.0
29.4
29.8
27.4
28.0
Arts and recreation services
3.2
3.1
3.2
2.4
3.6
2.8
Other services
11.8
11.6
10.0
7.2
9.0
11.4
 

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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