Job Advertisement Data

Job advertisement data is used as a measure of demand for labour.


 

Job Advertisements 

On average, 48 job vacancies were advertised each week in the Geelong Advertiser during December 2017, a decrease of 42.2% compared to the previous month and a decrease of 7.7% compared to December 2016.

A total of 1,532 job vacancies were newly advertised online, on SEEK, Career One and JobSearch, in December 2017, a decrease of 9.7% compared to the previous month yet an increase of 14.0% compared to December 2016. 

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.

 

 

Geelong Advertiser
(Barwon Region)

Online Job Advertsements^
(Geelong & Surf Coast)

Average Weekly Job Ads

Percentage Change*

New Monthly Job Ads

 Percentage Change*

Latest Month  (December 2017) 48 -42.2% 1,532 -9.7%
Previous Month (November 2017) 83 1,696
Same Month Last Year (Dec 2016) 52 -7.7% 1,344 +14.0%
ANNUAL AVERAGES
2017 90

0%

1,492 +9.5%
2016 90 1,362
2015 90 0% 1,240 +20.3%

 

Source: Geelong Advertiser Saturday employment section and Department of Employment, Labour Market Information Portal, Vacancy Report. - Regional Data
^ Online Job Advertisements are a count by the Department of Employment 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 Employment, Labour Market Information Portal, Vacancy Report- Regional data

 

Online Job Advertisements 

Occupational Groups 

The number of online job advertisements^ fell in all of the eight occupational groups in December 2017. The smallest monthly decreases were recorded for Professionals (-6.8%), Sales Workers (-8.8, %, labourers (-9.8) and Machinery Operators and Drivers (-9.9%).  The largest decreases were for Manages (-12.9%) and Clerical and Administrative Workers (-11.2%).

However, the number of online job advertisements^ rose in seven of the eight occupational groups compared to December 2016, with the strongest gains recorded for Professionals (up by 43.3%), Managers (+19.7%), Clerical and Administrative Workers (+15.8%) and Machinery Operators and Drivers (+2.4%)%.  The only occupational group to record a decrease comapred to December 2016 was Labourers (down by 17.5%) 

 

 Online Job Advertisements^ - December 2017 Number of Job Advertisements Monthly % Change Yearly % Change
 Managers 148 -12.9% +19.7%
 Professionals 422 -6.8% +43.3%
 Technicians and Trades Workers 214 -10.9% 0.0%
 Community and Personal Service Workers 184 -10.7% +13.4%
 Clerical and Administrative Workers 228 -11.2% +15.8%
 Sales Workers 138 -8.8% 0.0%
 Machinery Operators and Drivers 79 -9.9% +12.4%
 Labourers 120 -9.8% -17.5%
 Geelong & Surf Coast Total 1,532 -9.7% +14.0%

Online job advertisements^ are coded by the Department of Employment to occupations based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations

 

Online Job Advertisements December 2017 Geelong & Surf Coast 

                                                                    

Source: Department of Employment, Labour Market Information Portal, Vacancy Report- Regional Data   

 

Detailed Occupations - Annual Trend

Over the year to December 2017, at a more detailed occupational level, the largest increase in online job advertisements^ were recorded for Medical Practitioners and Nurses (up by 30), followed by Health Diagnostic and Therapy Professionals (+24) and Hospitality Workers (+23). The largest decrease was recorded for Other Labourers (down by 11), followed by Sales Assistants and Salespersons (-9), Cleaners and Laundry Workers (-6) and Factory Process Workers (-6).

 Largest Growing and Declining Detailed Occupations  Number of Job Advertisements
December 2017
Yearly Change Yearly % Change
 Largest Growing Occupations       
 Medical Practitioners and Nurses 103 +34 +49.5%
 General-Inquiry Clerks, Call Centre Workers, & Receptionists 118 +23 +24.3%
 ICT Professionals 38 +21 +119.3%
 Hospitality Workers 56 +18 47.8%
 Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals 49 +16 +50.5%
 Largest Declining Occupations      
 Factory Process Workers 9 -18 -65.4%
 Cleaners and Laundry Workers 26 -15 -36.1%
 Machine and Stationary Plant Operators 10 -8 -45.3%
 Jewellers, Arts and Other Trades Workers 9 -6 -41.3%
 Health and Welfare Support Workers 19 -5 -21.1%

Online job advertisements^ are coded by the Department of Employment to occupations based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations