Job Advertisement Data
Job advertisement data is used as a measure of demand for labour.
On average, 99 job vacancies were advertised each week in the Geelong Advertiser during February 2018, an increase of 13.8% compared to the previous month yet a decrease of 10.8% compared to February 2017.
A total of 1,500 job vacancies were newly advertised online, on SEEK, Career One and JobSearch, in February 2018, a decrease of 1.0% compared to the previous month yet an increase of 19.4% compared to February 2017.
On average, 90 jobs were advertised each week in the Geelong Advertiser during 2017, which is the same as for both 2016 & 2015. On the other hand, the average number of job ads added to SEEK, Career One and JobSearch each month in 2017 was 1,492, an increase of 9.5% compared 2016 and an increase of 20.3% compared to the 2015 monthly average.
Online Job Advertsements^
|Average Weekly Job Ads||
|New Monthly Job Ads||
|Latest Month (February 2018)||99||+13.8%||1,500||-1.0%|
|Previous Month (January 2018)||87||1,515|
|Same Month Last Year (Feb 2017)||111||-10.8%||1,256||+19.4%|
Source: Geelong Advertiser Saturday employment section and Department of Jobs and Small Business Labour Market Information Portal, Vacancy Report. - Regional Data
^ Online Job Advertisements are a count by the Department of Jobs and Small Business of online job advertisements newly lodged on SEEK, CareerOne and Australian JobSearch during the month. Duplicate advertisements are removed and the data is seasonally adjusted. Job advertisements are concorded to the best fit for Geelong & Surf Coast from the three job boards and are as specified by the advertiser.
Geelong Advertiser source notes: jobs are counted in the Barwon Region for all paid full-time, part-time and casual positions advertised in the Saturday employment section. If possible, multiple positions within the one job ad are counted separately.
* Percentage change is based on differences between the latest month and earlier figures as specified.
Average Weekly Job Advertisements - Geelong Advertiser
Source: Geelong Advertiser - Saturday employment section.
New Online Job Advertisements - Geelong & Surf Coast
Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, Labour Market Information Portal, Vacancy Report- Regional data
Online Job Advertisements
The number of new online job advertisements^ rose in four of the eight occupational groups in February 2018. Increases were recorded for Machinery Operators and Drivers (25.3%) Technicians and Trades Workers (+3.0%) and Community and Personal Service Workers (+1.9%). The largest decreases were for Managers (-8.4%) and Professionals (-3.8%)
However, the number of new online job advertisements^ rose in seven of the eight occupational groups compared to February 2017, with the strongest gains recorded for Community and Personal Service Workers (up by 32.6%), Professionals (+30.5%), Clerical and Administrative Workers (+29.0%) and Machinery Operators and Drivers (+24.2%). The only occupational group to record a decrease comapred to February 2017 was Labourers (down by 9.2%)
|New Online Job Advertisements^ - February 2018||Number of New Job Advertisements||Monthly % Change||Yearly % Change|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||216||+3.0%||+15.1%|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||202||+1.9%||+32.6%|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||224||-2.8%||+29.0%|
|Machinery Operators and Drivers||87||+25.3%||+24.2%|
|Geelong & Surf Coast Total||1,500||-1.0%||+19.4%|
Online job advertisements^ are coded by the Department of Jobs and Small Business to occupations based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
New Online Job Advertisements February 2018 Geelong & Surf Coast
Source: Department of Employment, Labour Market Information Portal, Vacancy Report- Regional Data
Detailed Occupations - Annual Trend
Over the year to February 2018, at a more detailed occupational level, the largest increases in new online job advertisements^ were recorded for Medical Practitioners and Nurses (up by 25), followed by General-Inquiry Clerks, Call Centre Workers, & Receptionists (+23) and ICT Professionals (+20). The largest decreases were recorded for Factory Process Workers (down by 11), followed by Cleaners and Laundry Workers (-9), and Sales Representatives and Agents (-8).
|Largest Growing and Declining Detailed Occupations||Number of New Job Advertisements
|Yearly Change||Yearly % Change|
|Largest Growing Occupations|
|Medical Practitioners and Nurses||97||+25||+35.3%|
|General-Inquiry Clerks, Call Centre Workers, & Receptionists||116||+23||+24.4%|
|Carers and Aides||86||+16||+22.9%|
|Largest Declining Occupations|
|Factory Process Workers||11||-11||-48.5%|
|Cleaners and Laundry Workers||22||-9||-29.0%|
|Sales Representatives and Agents||32||-8||-19.5%|
|Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers||38||-4||-10.3%|
|Hairdressers, Printing, Clothing and Wood Trades Workers||11||-4||-25.0%|
Online job advertisements^ are coded by the Department of Employment to occupations based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations