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6354.0 - Job Vacancies, Australia, Aug 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/09/2006   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Aug 2006
May 2006 to Aug 2006
Aug 2005 to Aug 2006
'000
% change
% change

Trend estimates
Private sector
139.9
4.1
14.0
Public sector
16.8
2.0
10.4
Private and public sectors
156.7
3.8
13.6

Job Vacancies, Trend
Graph: Job Vacancies, Trend



AUGUST KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • Total job vacancies in August 2006 were 156,700, an increase of 3.8% from May 2006.
  • The number of job vacancies in the private sector was 139,900 in August 2006, an increase of 4.1% from May 2006.
  • The number of job vacancies in the public sector was 16,800 in August 2006, an increase of 2.0% from May 2006.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
November 2006 10 January 2007
February 2007 29 March 2007



SAMPLING ERROR

For information on sampling error, including standard errors for original estimates contained in this publication, see the Technical Note.



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TABLES


1. JOB VACANCIES, States and territories

Original
Seasonally
Adjusted
Trend
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Australia
Australia
Australia

VACANCIES ('000)

2005
May
41.2
31.6
34.9
7.4
14.5
1.9
2.3
4.0
137.8
141.6
142.2
August
39.1
32.8
33.4
8.8
16.9
2.2
2.7
4.4
140.3
138.8
137.9
November
45.4
30.2
24.1
8.7
15.8
2.3
2.1
3.9
132.6
134.5
138.2
2006
February
46.6
31.6
32.3
8.4
20.6
2.1
1.9
3.8
147.3
143.4
143.9
May
41.7
32.8
36.8
10.8
21.2
2.4
2.4
3.9
152.0
155.3
150.9
August
42.5
31.6
39.8
9.0
22.6
2.3
2.6
4.7
155.0
154.1
156.7

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2005
May
-14.5
-4.4
-1.3
-15.6
-4.9
-29.6
3.5
-1.2
-7.8
-2.7
-0.4
August
-5.1
3.9
-4.4
18.4
16.5
20.1
16.4
10.7
1.8
-2.0
-3.0
November
16.1
-8.1
-27.9
-0.1
-6.5
5.1
-22.5
-9.9
-5.5
-3.1
0.2
2006
February
2.8
4.6
34.0
-3.4
30.4
-12.3
-8.2
-4.8
11.1
6.6
4.1
May
-10.5
3.8
14.0
27.5
2.8
18.6
22.0
5.0
3.2
8.3
4.9
August
1.9
-3.6
8.3
-16.2
6.2
-6.6
8.4
18.3
2.0
-0.8
3.8

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2004
August
12.1
14.6
15.2
8.6
67.4
-25.3
57.1
29.7
17.3
19.5
23.9
2005
August
-3.5
-2.1
20.5
25.9
36.6
57.1
37.3
39.7
9.9
11.4
6.3
2006
August
8.8
-3.8
19.1
3.1
33.3
2.1
-5.9
6.6
10.4
11.0
13.6



2. JOB VACANCIES, Private sector - States and territories

Original
Seasonally
Adjusted
Trend
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Australia
Australia
Australia

VACANCIES ('000)

2005
May
37.8
28.4
32.2
6.7
13.2
*1.1
1.2
2.0
122.7
126.6
126.8
August
35.8
29.3
30.5
7.7
15.7
1.7
1.8
*2.2
124.6
123.1
122.7
November
41.9
26.9
21.2
7.8
14.5
1.9
1.2
*1.9
117.3
119.4
122.7
2006
February
42.9
28.7
28.8
7.6
19.3
1.6
1.0
2.0
131.9
127.5
127.9
May
37.4
29.6
32.7
9.6
19.7
2.0
1.5
*2.0
134.5
138.0
134.4
August
38.0
28.8
36.5
8.2
21.4
1.8
1.5
2.5
138.8
137.9
139.9

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2005
May
-15.3
-3.1
-1.9
-16.4
-5.7
-44.7
0.6
-6.1
-8.6
-2.5
-0.3
August
-5.3
2.9
-5.3
15.8
18.3
47.3
49.1
9.9
1.6
-2.8
-3.2
November
17.0
-8.0
-30.6
1.4
-7.4
12.9
-37.2
-11.1
-5.9
-3.0
-0.1
2006
February
2.6
6.6
36.1
-3.3
32.9
-17.4
-10.4
2.5
12.5
6.7
4.3
May
-13.0
3.3
13.6
26.5
2.5
28.2
40.6
1.6
2.0
8.3
5.1
August
1.7
-3.0
11.6
-14.5
8.2
-8.1
6.7
26.4
3.2
-0.1
4.1

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2004
August
15.5
14.0
14.5
6.0
84.9
-34.4
178.5
94.1
19.3
22.0
27.3
2005
August
-3.1
-3.1
21.5
29.1
37.4
56.2
48.0
38.4
9.8
11.3
6.2
2006
August
6.2
-1.8
19.7
6.0
36.4
9.8
-15.6
17.0
11.4
12.0
14.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution



3. JOB VACANCIES, Public sector - States and territories

Original
Seasonally
Adjusted
Trend
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Australia
Australia
Australia

VACANCIES ('000)

2005
May
3.4
3.2
2.7
0.7
1.3
0.7
1.1
2.0
15.1
15.0
15.4
August
3.3
3.5
2.9
1.0
1.3
0.6
0.9
2.2
15.7
15.7
15.2
November
3.5
3.2
2.9
0.9
1.3
0.5
1.0
2.0
15.3
15.1
15.5
2006
February
3.7
2.9
3.5
0.9
1.4
0.5
0.9
1.8
15.4
15.9
16.0
May
4.4
3.1
4.0
1.2
1.5
0.4
0.9
1.9
17.5
17.3
16.5
August
4.5
2.8
3.3
0.8
1.2
0.4
1.0
2.1
16.2
16.2
16.8

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER (%)

2005
May
-3.4
-14.6
6.6
-6.8
4.1
24.2
6.9
4.3
-1.3
-4.4
-0.2
August
-3.6
12.0
6.6
42.9
-2.0
-22.8
-20.0
11.4
3.7
4.5
-1.2
November
6.9
-8.6
-0.1
-11.5
5.2
-18.5
8.0
-8.7
-2.3
-3.8
1.8
2006
February
4.8
-11.2
18.6
-4.1
3.2
9.2
-5.5
-11.8
0.7
5.3
3.4
May
18.4
8.2
17.1
36.0
8.1
-12.0
0.8
8.9
13.2
8.7
2.8
August
3.4
-10.0
-18.7
-30.0
-20.1
0.5
11.0
9.9
-7.3
-6.2
2.0

CHANGE FROM CORRESPONDING QUARTER OF PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

2004
August
-13.9
20.5
22.8
28.4
-20.1
30.2
-9.2
-2.7
3.0
3.5
2.6
2005
August
-7.4
6.3
10.8
5.9
27.7
59.7
19.3
41.0
11.0
11.6
7.8
2006
August
37.1
-21.0
12.7
-19.2
-6.2
-21.3
14.2
-3.7
3.2
3.3
10.4



4. JOB VACANCIES, Industry: Original

2005
2006
May
August
November
February
May
August
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Mining
2.7
4.1
3.7
3.8
3.9
3.9
Manufacturing
14.0
15.6
13.1
15.4
13.0
16.0
Electricity, gas and water supply
1.0
0.9
1.0
0.9
0.9
0.9
Construction
*9.7
6.4
5.7
*7.2
9.6
*5.4
Wholesale trade
*6.6
*6.3
*5.0
11.0
11.6
10.1
Retail trade
21.1
25.9
22.6
21.2
21.6
28.5
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
6.3
*7.4
10.8
*6.1
6.7
7.5
Transport and storage
*4.5
3.9
2.7
3.8
3.1
3.1
Communication services
0.6
0.4
0.4
0.4
*1.1
1.3
Finance and insurance
7.4
*8.0
*8.2
6.6
8.1
8.0
Property and business services
31.9
28.5
29.3
33.9
35.3
35.2
Government administration and defence
6.3
7.6
7.9
7.9
8.7
7.9
Education
4.1
3.9
2.9
3.3
3.6
4.8
Health and community services
14.0
12.7
10.2
14.9
14.9
12.6
Cultural and recreational services
3.7
3.0
3.5
3.9
3.9
4.7
Personal and other services
*4.0
*5.6
*5.6
6.9
*5.8
5.0
All industries
137.8
140.3
132.6
147.3
152.0
155.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution


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