Job Advertisement Data

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


 

Job Advertisements 

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.

 

 

Geelong Advertiser
(Barwon Region)

Online Job Advertsements^
(Geelong & Surf Coast)

Average Weekly Job Ads

Percentage Change*

New Monthly Job Ads

 Percentage Change*

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%
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 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 

Occupational Groups 

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
 Managers 134 -8.4% +14.6%
 Professionals 395 -3.8% +30.5%
 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%
 Sales Workers 123 -6.3% +0.5%
 Machinery Operators and Drivers 87 +25.3% +24.2%
 Labourers 119 +0.3% -9.2%
 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
February 2018
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%
 ICT Professionals 36 +20 +122.9%
 Hospitality Workers 56 +19 +52.2%
 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