Job Advertisement Data

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


Job Advertisements – Barwon Region

On average, 67 job vacancies were advertised each week in the Geelong Advertiser during June 2017, a decrease of 28.0% compared to the previous month and a decrease of 9.5% compared to the figure for June 2016.

A total of 1,443 regional job vacancies, were advertised on the Seek website in June 2017, a decrease of 9.8% compared to the previous month yet an increase of 26.9% compared to June 2016. 

On average, 90 jobs were advertised each week in the Geelong Advertiser during 2016, the same as for 2015 and a decrease of 15.9% compared to 2014.  On the other hand, the annual average number of job ads added to the Seek website for the 'Geelong and Great Ocean Road' area every month in 2016 increased by 25.7% to 1,203 ads compared to the previous year.


  Geelong Advertiser Seek Limited
Ave. WeeklyJob Ads

Percentage Change*

New Monthly Job Ads

 Percentage Change*

Latest Month  (May 2017) 67 -28.0% 1,443 -9.8%
Previous Month (April 2017) 93 1,606
Same Month Last Year (May 2016) 74 -9.5% 1,137 +26.9%
2016 90


1,203 +25.7%
2015 90 957
2014 107 -15.9% 805 +49.4%


Source: Geelong Advertiser Saturday employment section & Seek Limited
* Percentage change is based on differences between the latest month and earlier figures as specified.
Seek source notes -  Relates to monthly job ad volume for the area ‘Geelong and Great Ocean Road’ as specified by the employer, does not take account of multiple positions being advertised in a single job advertisement.
Geelong Advertiser source notes – jobs are counted in the Barwon Region for all paid full-time, part-time and casual positions.  If possible, multiple positions within the one job ad are counted separately.


Job Advertisements – Barwon Region

Source: Geelong Advertiser and Seek Ltd.