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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 sector212.7-0.9-4.0
 Public sector24.44.315.2
 Private and public sectors237.1-0.4-2.3
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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           
 August82.472.035.111.927.63.03.77.4243.0239.9240.0
 November86.366.838.010.928.63.54.07.6245.7241.7242.8
2019           
 February87.868.336.89.529.33.03.77.5245.9243.6241.9
 May80.964.333.911.325.43.14.27.6230.8239.5239.8
 August76.265.439.711.528.53.74.48.6237.9235.6238.1
 November83.664.440.111.527.83.63.58.8243.4239.4237.1
CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)
2018           
 August6.56.47.84.614.825.5-4.83.47.41.92.9
 November4.8-7.28.3-8.63.417.98.03.11.10.71.2
2019           
 February1.72.3-3.2-12.42.4-16.3-7.1-1.60.10.8-0.4
 May-7.8-5.9-7.819.2-13.26.013.71.2-6.1-1.7-0.9
 August-5.91.617.11.312.216.64.014.13.1-1.6-0.7
 November9.8-1.40.90.3-2.3-1.9-19.21.42.31.6-0.4
CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)
2017           
 November18.226.73.9-5.212.126.321.526.516.316.517.8
2018           
 November5.916.18.819.144.140.020.06.013.813.913.9
2019           
 November-3.1-3.65.46.0-2.61.4-11.215.2-0.9-0.9-2.3

 

2 Job vacancies, private sector - states and territories

  OriginalSeasonally AdjustedTrend
  NSWVic.QldSAWATas.NTACTAustraliaAustraliaAustralia
JOB VACANCIES ('000)
2018           
 August76.266.032.210.525.62.43.35.9222.1219.3219.1
 November79.760.835.09.326.83.03.35.9223.9220.2221.6
2019           
 February81.263.134.08.027.72.53.25.7225.3222.3220.3
 May73.458.830.99.823.92.63.75.7208.6217.3217.4
 August68.760.136.09.726.53.13.76.2213.9212.0214.7
 November75.659.236.49.625.62.93.06.3218.7215.2212.7
CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)
2018           
 August7.15.99.34.915.433.2-0.96.77.92.02.9
 November4.6-7.88.6-11.14.425.7--0.10.80.41.2
2019           
 February1.83.7-2.7-14.13.3-18.9-2.5-3.90.60.9-0.6
 May-9.6-6.8-9.221.8-13.64.113.40.3-7.4-2.3-1.3
 August-6.42.216.4-0.911.119.91.68.62.5-2.4-1.2
 November10.1-1.51.3-0.5-3.5-4.8-18.12.32.31.5-0.9
CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)
2017           
 November18.229.96.9-6.011.922.628.424.017.517.718.8
2018           
 November6.613.67.214.847.543.819.111.213.413.514.3
2019           
 November-5.2-2.74.23.1-4.4-3.7-7.97.1-2.3-2.3-4.0

- 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           
 August6.26.02.91.42.00.60.41.520.920.620.9
 November6.66.03.01.51.80.50.71.721.821.521.1
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*0.72.524.023.623.4
 November8.05.23.61.92.20.70.52.524.724.324.4
CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)
2018           
 August-0.312.2-6.42.17.51.8-28.9-8.01.6-3.0
 November6.1-0.14.710.9-10.6-13.678.316.04.34.01.1
2019           
 February1.4-12.3-8.9-2.3-10.0-1.1-29.66.2-5.7-0.72.1
 May13.84.99.15.2-6.015.415.63.97.94.43.7
 August-1.2-4.324.214.630.22.219.730.68.06.34.3
 November7.3-0.8-2.95.114.012.6-25.4-0.82.72.74.3
CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)
2017           
 November18.5-4.9-25.52.514.249.0-4.734.24.94.99.1
2018           
 November-2.348.630.654.57.021.324.7-8.917.417.510.2
2019           
 November22.3-12.719.823.725.531.3-27.443.013.013.115.2

* 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
Mining5.76.25.85.66.46.2
Manufacturing10.311.412.211.511.610.9
Electricity, gas, water and waste services1.81.81.92.02.21.8
Construction16.017.319.315.714.916.6
Wholesale trade9.710.49.49.310.411.8
Retail trade21.524.520.819.022.124.8
Accommodation and food services17.115.116.714.014.514.5
Transport, postal and warehousing7.16.96.96.66.47.1
Information media and telecommunications2.92.92.72.52.73.3
Financial and insurance services11.712.012.411.412.111.0
Rental, hiring and real estate services4.14.54.13.84.12.7
Professional, scientific and technical services28.924.828.328.625.023.7
Administrative and support services46.745.544.242.545.846.5
Public administration and safety10.212.011.111.913.212.9
Education and training7.36.67.47.16.67.3
Health care and social assistance27.129.029.429.827.428.0
Arts and recreation services3.23.13.22.43.62.8
Other services11.811.610.07.29.011.4

 

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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