Job Advertisement Data

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


 

Job Advertisements 

On average, 110 job vacancies were advertised each week in the Geelong Advertiser during September 2017, an increase of 3.4% compared to the previous month yet a decrease of 12.0% compared to September 2016.

A total of 1,591 job vacancies were newly advertised online, on SEEK, Career One and JobSearch, in September 2017, an increase of 3.0% compared to the previous month and an increase of 14.6% compared to September 2016. 

On average, 94 jobs were advertised each week in the Geelong Advertiser during the financial year 2016/17, an increase of 10.6% compared to the previous financil year yet a decrease of 7.8% compared to 2014/15.  On the other hand, the annual average number of job ads added to SEEK, Career One and JobSearch every month in 2016/7 increased by 7.3% compared to the previous year to 1,301 ads.

 

 

Geelong Advertiser
(Barwon Region)

Online Job Advertsements^
(Geelong & Surf Coast)

Average Weekly Job Ads

Percentage Change*

New Monthly Job Ads

 Percentage Change*

Latest Month  (September 2017) 110 +3.4% 1,591 +3.0%
Previous Month (August 2017) 106 1,544
Same Month Last Year (Sept 2016) 125 -12.0% 1,388 +14.6%
ANNUAL AVERAGES
2016/17 94

+10.6%

1,396 +7.3%
2015/16 85 1,301
2014/15 102 -7.8% 1,286 +8.6%

 

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 employer.
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.
* 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 

Online job advertisements^ rose in six of the eight occupational groups in September 2017. The strongest increases were recorded for Community and Personal Service Workers (up by 8.5%), Professionals (up by 4.8%) and Clerical and Administrative Workers (up by 3.0%). The occupational groups that decreased over the month were Machinery Operators and Drivers (down by 4.4%) and Labourers (down by 1.0%)

Online job advertisements^ rose in seven of the eight occupational groups compared to September 2016, with the strongest gains recorded for Machinery Operators and Drivers (up by 30.3%), Community and Personal Service Workers (+27.8%) and Professionals (+26.9%) .  Sales Workers was the only occupational group to record a decrease (-8.0%) comapred to September 2016.

It should be noted that occupational group Machinery Operators has the smallest number of online job advertisements and the large yearly increase of 30.3% equates to 19 job advertisements. By comparison, the annual rise of 27.8% for Community and Personal Service Workers equates to a rise of 46 job advertisements and the annual rise of 26.9% for Professionals equates to an increase of 88 job advertisements.

 Online Job Advertisements^ - September 2017 Number of Job Advertisements Monthly % Change Yearly % Change
 Managers 147 +1.4% +6.8%
 Professionals 417 +4.8% +26.9%
 Technicians and Trades Workers 227 +1.8% +9.3%
 Community and Personal Service Workers 208 +8.5% +27.8%
 Clerical and Administrative Workers 242 +3.0% +19.4%
 Sales Workers 138 +2.5% -8.0%
 Machinery Operators and Drivers 80 -4.4% +30.3%
 Labourers 133 -1.0% +4.8%
 Geelong & Surf Coast Total 1,591 +3.0% +14.6%

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 September 2017 Geelong & Surf Coast 

                                                                    

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

 

Detailed Occupations - Annual Trend

Over the year to Septembert 2017, at a more detailed occupational level, the largest increase in online job advertisements^ were recorded for Medical Practitioners and Nurses (up by 26), followed by Hospitality Workers (+24) and Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals (+21). The largest decrease was recorded for Sales Representatives and Agents (down by 7), followed by Cleaners and Laundry Workers (-5) and Jewellers, Arts and Other Trades Workers (-5).

 Largest Growing and Declining Detailed Occupations  Number of Job Advertisements
September 2017
Yearly Change Yearly % Change
 Largest Growing Occupations       
 Medical Practitioners and Nurses 121 +26 +26.9%
 Hospitality Workers 58 +24 +72.3%
 Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals 51 +21 +71.9%
 Health Diagnostic and Therapy Professionals 59 +21 +53.4%
 General-Inquiry Clerks, Call Centre Workers, & Receptionists 128 +19 +17.1%
 Largest Declining Occupations      
 Sales Representatives and Agents 32 -7 -18.1%
 Cleaners and Laundry Workers 29 -5 -14.7%
 Jewellers, Arts and Other Trades Workers 5 -5 -48.3%
 Sales Assistants and Salespersons 90 -4 -4.6%
 Other Labourers 50 -3 -5.7%

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