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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 Quarter 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 sector
213.3
-1.8
-2.6
 Public sector
23.2
3.6
10.8
 Private and public sectors
236.5
-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 Downloads tab.

Tables

1 Job vacancies, states and territories

  OriginalSeasonally AdjustedTrend
  NSWVic.QldSAWATas.NTACTAustraliaAustraliaAustralia
JOB VACANCIES ('000)
2018           
 May
77.3
67.6
32.6
11.4
24.1
2.4
3.9
7.1
226.4
235.6
233.1
 August
82.4
72.0
35.1
11.9
27.6
3.0
3.7
7.4
243.0
239.6
239.9
 November
86.3
66.8
38.0
10.9
28.6
3.5
4.0
7.6
245.7
241.9
242.8
2019           
 February
87.8
68.3
36.8
9.5
29.3
3.0
3.7
7.5
245.9
243.7
242.0
 May
80.9
64.3
33.9
11.3
25.4
3.1
4.2
7.6
230.8
239.6
239.7
 August
76.2
65.4
39.7
11.5
28.5
3.7
4.4
8.6
237.9
235.1
236.5
CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)
2018           
 May
-2.0
8.3
-10.7
9.0
8.3
-16.6
4.6
7.2
1.2
6.1
4.1
 August
6.5
6.4
7.8
4.6
14.8
25.5
-4.8
3.4
7.4
1.7
2.9
 November
4.8
-7.2
8.3
-8.6
3.4
17.9
8.0
3.1
1.1
0.9
1.2
2019           
 February
1.7
2.3
-3.2
-12.4
2.4
-16.3
-7.1
-1.6
0.1
0.7
-0.4
 May
-7.8
-5.9
-7.8
19.2
-13.2
6.0
13.7
1.2
-6.1
-1.6
-0.9
 August
-5.9
1.6
17.1
1.3
12.2
16.6
4.0
14.1
3.1
-1.9
-1.3
CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)
2017           
 August
10.3
23.5
21.0
-4.6
10.2
31.5
55.9
32.7
16.0
15.8
14.4
2018           
 August
7.6
28.7
0.4
30.2
43.3
19.5
-2.9
18.4
16.6
16.8
18.6
2019           
 August
-7.6
-9.2
13.1
-3.4
3.1
21.9
18.7
17.1
-2.1
-1.9
-1.4
 

2 Job vacancies, private sector - states and territories

  OriginalSeasonally AdjustedTrend
  NSWVic.QldSAWATas.NTACTAustraliaAustraliaAustralia
JOB VACANCIES ('000)
2018           
 May
71.1
62.3
29.4
10.0
22.2
1.8
3.3
5.5
205.8
215.0
212.8
 August
76.2
66.0
32.2
10.5
25.6
2.4
3.3
5.9
222.1
219.1
219.0
 November
79.7
60.8
35.0
9.3
26.8
3.0
3.3
5.9
223.9
220.3
221.7
2019           
 February
81.2
63.1
34.0
8.0
27.7
2.5
3.2
5.7
225.3
222.4
220.3
 May
73.4
58.8
30.9
9.8
23.9
2.6
3.7
5.7
208.6
217.4
217.3
 August
68.7
60.1
36.0
9.7
26.5
3.1
3.7
6.2
213.9
211.5
213.3
CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)
2018           
 May
-1.9
8.8
-12.5
6.6
6.4
-24.1
3.7
5.7
0.6
6.3
4.2
 August
7.1
5.9
9.3
4.9
15.4
33.2
-0.9
6.7
7.9
1.9
2.9
 November
4.6
-7.8
8.6
-11.1
4.4
25.7
-
-0.1
0.8
0.6
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
-2.2
-1.4
 August
-6.4
2.2
16.4
-0.9
11.1
19.9
1.6
8.6
2.5
-2.7
-1.8
CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)
2017           
 August
8.3
22.8
25.8
-5.8
10.9
28.0
66.7
49.4
15.9
15.8
14.6
2018           
 August
9.8
30.5
-0.4
28.2
44.3
14.1
-3.4
26.2
17.9
18.1
19.5
2019           
 August
-9.9
-8.9
11.7
-7.8
3.5
27.1
12.4
4.6
-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           
 May
6.2
5.4
3.1
1.4
1.9
0.6
0.5
1.6
20.6
20.6
20.3
 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
21.2
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
23.5
23.2
CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)
2018           
 May
-2.6
2.4
11.9
31.3
38.5
20.3
10.1
12.7
7.6
4.4
3.6
 August
-0.3
12.2
-6.4
2.1
7.5
1.8
-28.9
-8.0
1.6
-0.3
3.1
 November
6.1
-0.1
4.7
10.9
-10.6
-13.6
78.3
16.0
4.3
4.8
1.2
2019           
 February
1.4
-12.3
-8.9
-2.3
-10.0
-1.1
-29.6
6.2
-5.7
-1.1
2.3
 May
13.8
4.9
9.1
5.2
-6.0
15.4
15.6
3.9
7.9
4.3
3.3
 August
-1.2
-4.3
24.2
14.6
30.2
2.2
19.7
30.6
8.0
5.9
3.6
CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)
2017           
 August
34.2
31.4
-17.2
6.8
2.8
53.2
-2.4
-0.6
16.2
15.7
12.3
2018           
 August
-13.7
11.5
9.4
48.5
31.5
47.6
1.9
-4.9
4.7
4.2
9.7
2019           
 August
20.9
-12.1
29.2
30.6
-1.5
0.7
73.6
67.2
14.7
14.5
10.8
* 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
Mining
5.6
5.7
6.2
5.8
5.6
6.4
Manufacturing
11.2
10.3
11.4
12.2
11.5
11.6
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
1.8
1.8
1.8
1.9
2.0
2.2
Construction
14.8
16.0
17.3
19.3
15.7
14.9
Wholesale trade
9.6
9.7
10.4
9.4
9.3
10.4
Retail trade
18.3
21.5
24.5
20.8
19.0
22.1
Accommodation and food services
13.8
17.1
15.1
16.7
14.0
14.5
Transport, postal and warehousing
6.7
7.1
6.9
6.9
6.6
6.4
Information media and telecommunications
3.7
2.9
2.9
2.7
2.5
2.7
Financial and insurance services
11.2
11.7
12.0
12.4
11.4
12.1
Rental, hiring and real estate services
3.5
4.1
4.5
4.1
3.8
4.1
Professional, scientific and technical services
26.9
28.9
24.8
28.3
28.6
25.0
Administrative and support services
45.0
46.7
45.5
44.2
42.5
45.8
Public administration and safety
12.1
10.2
12.0
11.1
11.9
13.2
Education and training
6.4
7.3
6.6
7.4
7.1
6.6
Health care and social assistance
24.0
27.1
29.0
29.4
29.8
27.4
Arts and recreation services
2.9
3.2
3.1
3.2
2.4
3.6
Other services
8.8
11.8
11.6
10.0
7.2
9.0
 

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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