Stats Centre - Job Advertisement Data

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

Job advertisements – Barwon Region

On average, 36 job vacancies were advertised each week in the Geelong Advertiser during the December 2019 quarter, a decrease of 1.8% compared to the previous quarter and a decrease of 50.0% compared to the December 2018 quarter.

A total of 5,089 job vacancies were newly advertised online on SEEK, Career One and JobSearch in the December 2019 quarter, an increase of 0.7% compared to the previous quarter yet a decrease of 1.7% compared to the December 2018 quarter.

On average, 45 jobs were advertised each week in the Geelong Advertiser during 2019. This is a decrease of 43.7% compared to 2018 and a decrease of 50.0% compared to 2017.

The average number of job ads added to SEEK, Career One and JobSearch each quarter in 2019  was 4,935. This is a decrease of 2.7% compared to 2018 yet an increase of 10.3% compared to 2017.

 
Geelong Advertiser
(Barwon Region)
Online Job Advertisements^
(Geelong and Surf Coast)
Average weekly job advertisements
Percentage change*
New quarterly job advertisements
Percentage change*
Latest quarter (December 2019)
36
-1.8%
5,089
+0.7%
Previous quarter (September 2019)
44
5,055
Same quarter last year (December 2018)
72
-50.0%
5,178
-1.7%
Annual averages
2019
45
-43.7%
4,935
-2.7%
2018 80
5,071
2017
90
-50.0%
4,476
+10.3%

Average Weekly Job Advertisements - Geelong Advertiser

Average weekly Job advertisements in the Geelong Advertiser

Source: Geelong Advertiser Saturday Employment Section


New Online Job Advertisements - Geelong and Surf Coast

New online Job advertisements for the Geelong and Surf Coast

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Vacancy Report- Regional Data


Online Job Advertisements

Occupational groups

The number of new online job advertisements^ rose in five of the eight occupational groups in the December 2019 quarter. The largest increases were recorded for machinery operators and drivers (up by 15.6%), sales workers (+8.6%) and community and personal service workers (+8.2%). Decreases were recorded for labourers (down by 11.4%), clerical and administrative workers (-6.4%) and Professionals (-1.9%).

The number of new online job advertisements^ rose in only two of the eight occupational groups compared to the December 2018 quarter: clerical and administrative workers (up 10.3%) and professionals (+2.8%). The largest decreases were recorded for labourers (down by 15.1%), sales workers (-12.4%) and technicians and trades workers (-5.3%).

New online job advertisements^ - December 2019 quarter
Number of New Job Advertisements
Quarterly % Change*
Yearly % Change*
Managers
538
+5.3%
-3.1%
Professionals
1,382
-1.9%
+2.8%
Technicians and trades workers
706
+3.8%
-5.3%
Community and personal service workers
642
+8.2%
-4.7%
Clerical and administrative workers
863
-6.4%
+10.3%
Sales workers
366
+8.6%
-12.4%
Machinery operators and drivers
251
+15.6%
-2.2%
Labourers
340
-11.4%
-15.1%
Total Geelong and Surf Coast
5,089
+0.7%
-1.7%

Job Advertisements by Occupation (December 2019 Quarter) - Geelong and Surf Coast

Pie chart of new online job advertisements by major occupational group - Geelong and Surf Coast

 

Detailed Breakdown of Job Advertisements by Occupation (December 2019 Quarter) - Geelong and Surf Coast

chart of new online job advertisements by ANZSCO- Geelong and Surf Coast

 

Detailed Occupations - Annual Trends

Over the year to the December 2019 quarter, at a more detailed occupational level, the largest increases in the number of new online job advertisements^ were recorded for general-inquiry clerks, call centre workers and receptionists (up by 85), business, finance and human resource professionals (+56) and medical practitioners and nurses (+36).

Over the year to the December 2019 quarter, the largest decreases in the number of new online job advertisements were recorded for ICT professionals (down by 51), legal, social and welfare professionals (-43) and sales support workers (-26).

Largest growing and declining occupations
Number of new job advertisements
December Quarter 2019
Yearly change*
Yearly % change*
Largest growing occupations
General-inquiry clerks, call centre workers and receptionists 
511
+85
+20.0%
Business, finance and human resource professionals
196
+56
+32.6%
Medical practitioners and nurses
535
+56
+21.3%
Health diagnostic and therapy professionals
178
+49
+26.2%
Education professionals
91
+28
+72.4%
Largest declining occupations
ICT professionals
116
-51
-33.3%
Legal, social and welfare professionals
89
-43
-22.6%
Sales support workers
248
-26
-61.6%
Food trades workers
62
-23
-10.4%
Information professionals
105
-22
-26.0%


Source and explanatory notes
Source: Geelong Advertiser Saturday employment section and Department of Education, Skills and Employment Labour Market Information Portal, Vacancy Report - Regional Data.
Geelong Advertiser 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.
^Online Job Advertisements are a count by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment of online job advertisements newly lodged on SEEK, CareerOne and Australian JobSearch during the quarter. Duplicate advertisements are removed and the data is seasonally adjusted. Job advertisements are concorded to the best fit for Geelong and Surf Coast from the three job boards and are as specified by the advertiser. A map of the Geelong and Surf Coast Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) region can be found on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment Labour Market Information Portal - Vacancy Report Page. Online job advertisements are coded by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment to occupations based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations - ANZSCO.
*Percentage change is based on differences between the latest month and earlier figures as specified.


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