Occupation snapshot data

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Employed

This is the number of people employed in an occupation as their main job.

Sources:
ANZSCO 4-digit occupations: ABS, Labour Force, Detailed, Jobs and Skills Australia seasonally adjusted August 2022.
ANZSCO 6-digit occupations: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report.
Please note that ANZSCO 6-digit figures do not sum to match the total for their 4-digit parent, as the figures come from different sources.

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Future Growth

Jobs and Skills Australia’s 5 year employment projections estimate the future employment level and amount of projected employment change.

Employment projections are created using best practice, but they are subject to an inherent degree of uncertainty.

Source: Jobs and Skills Australia, 2021 Employment projections for the five years to 2026.
Please note that projections are not produced for the detailed ANZSCO 6-digit occupation level.

earnings

Weekly earnings

This is the median pay for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax, including amounts salary sacrificed. The 'full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate' population has been used because it excludes people paid unusually high or low amounts (for example managers, part-time employees and youths). This allows for more accurate comparison between occupations.

These figures are a guide only and should not be used to determine a wage rate as they do not take into account years of experience or other factors that may influence a person’s wage.

Source: ABS Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2021, Customised Report.
Please note that earnings figures are not produced for the detailed ANZSCO 6-digit occupation level.
Data have not been shown for 4-digit ANZSCO occupations where there is a high relative standard error.

FullTimeShare

Full-time share

This is the proportion of people employed in an occupation who work full-time (35 hours or more a week), in all their jobs combined.

Source: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report.

FemaleShare

Female share

This is the proportion of people employed in an occupation who are female.

Source; ABS, 2016 Census, customised report.

AverageAge

Average age

This is the average age of all workers in an occupation.

Source: ABS 2016 Census, customised report.


Industry snapshot data

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Employed

This is the number of people employed in an industry for their main job.

Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2022, seasonally adjusted data.

PastGrowth

Past Growth

This is the change in employment over the previous 5 years. Employment may have increased or fallen over this period.

Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2022, seasonally adjusted data.

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Future Growth

Jobs and Skills Australia’s 5 year employment projections estimate the future employment level and amount of projected employment change.

Employment projections are created using best practice, but they are subject to an inherent degree of uncertainty.

Source: Jobs and Skills Australia, 2020 Employment projections for the five years to 2025.

earnings

Weekly earnings

This is the median pay for full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax, including amounts salary sacrificed. The 'full-time non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate' population has been used because it excludes people paid unusually high or low amounts (for example managers, part-time employees and youths). This allows for more accurate comparison between industries. 

These figures are a guide only and should not be used to determine a wage rate as they do not take into account years of experience or other factors that may influence a person’s wage.

Source: ABS, Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2021.

WorkforceShare

Workforce share 

This is the proportion of people in the Australian workforce who are employed in an industry.

Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2022, seasonally adjusted data.

FullTimeShare

Full-time share

This is the proportion of people employed in an industry who work full-time (35 hours or more a week), in all their jobs combined.

Sources: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2022, seasonally adjusted data.
FemaleShare

Female share

This is the proportion of people employed in an industry who are female.

Sources: ABS, Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2022, seasonally adjusted data.
AverageAge

Average age

This is the average age of all workers in an industry. 

Source: ABS, customised report, 2021.


Regions snapshot data

WorkingAgePopulation

Working age population (15-64)

This is the number of civilian Australians aged 15 to 64 living in a region.

Sources:

  • All Regions (ABS SA4)
    Australia: ABS Labour Force, Detailed, October 2022, original data.
    State/Territory: ABS Labour Force, Detailed, October 2022, original data.
    ABS SA4: ABS Labour Force, Detailed, October 2022, 6-month averages of original data.

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Employed (15+)

This is the number of people aged 15 and over living in a region who are employed.

Sources:

All Regions (ABS SA4)
Australia: ABS Labour Force, Australia, October 2022, seasonally adjusted data.
State/Territory: ABS Labour Force, Detailed, October 2022, seasonally adjusted data.
ABS SA4: ABS Labour Force, Detailed, October 2022, 6-month averages of original data.

Employment Regions
Australia: ABS Labour Force, Australia, October 2022, seasonally adjusted data.
ABS SA4 based regions: ABS Labour Force, Detailed, October 2022, 6-month averages of original data.

EmploymentRate

Employment rate (15-64)

This is the ratio of employed people aged 15-64 to the working age population.

Sources:

All Regions (ABS SA4)
Australia: ABS Labour Force, Australia, October 2022, seasonally adjusted data.
State/Territory: ABS Labour Force, Detailed, October 2022, 3-month averages of original data.
ABS SA4: ABS Labour Force, Detailed, October 2022, 6-month averages of original data.

ParticipationRate

Participation rate (15+)

This is the proportion of people aged 15 and over who are in the labour force (that is people who are either working or actively looking for work).

Sources:

All Regions (ABS SA4)
Australia: ABS Labour Force, Australia, October 2022, seasonally adjusted data.
State/Territory: ABS Labour Force, Detailed, October 2022, seasonally adjusted data.
ABS SA4: ABS Labour Force, Detailed, October 2022, 6-month averages of original data.

UnemploymentRate

Unemployment rate (15+)

This is the proportion of people aged 15 and over in the labour force (that is people who are either working or actively looking for work) who are unemployed.

Sources:

All Regions (ABS SA4)
Australia: ABS Labour Force, Australia, October 2022, seasonally adjusted data.
State/Territory: ABS Labour Force, Detailed, October 2022, seasonally adjusted data.
ABS SA4: ABS Labour Force, Detailed, October 2022, 6-month averages of original data.

Employment Regions
Australia: ABS Labour Force, Australia, October 2022, seasonally adjusted data.
ABS SA4 based regions: ABS Labour Force, Detailed, October 2022, 6-month averages of original data.
ABS SA2 based regions: The unemployment rate for these Employment Regions are produced by amalgamating SA2 data from Jobs and Skills Australia’s Small Area Labour Markets (SALM) estimates, June 2022.

YouthUnempRate

Youth unemployment rate (15-24)

This is the proportion of young people aged 15 to 24 years in the labour force (that is people who are either working or actively looking for work) who are unemployed.

Sources:

All Regions (ABS SA4)
Australia: ABS Labour Force, Australia, October 2022, seasonally adjusted data.
State/Territory: ABS Labour Force, Detailed, October 2022, 12-month averages of original data.
ABS SA4: ABS Labour Force, Detailed, October 2022, 12-month averages of original data.


Regions caseload data

Source: Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) administrative data, June 2022

Notes:

  • jobactive caseload includes participants in the Online Employment Services (OES)
  • Caseloads that contain counts of less than ten are shown as "<10"

Transition to Workforce Australia

  • On 4 July 2022, Workforce Australia employment services replaced the jobactive program
  • June 2022 jobactive data will be the final jobactive dataset available from LMI
  • June 2022 jobactive data will remain on LMI until the first Workforce Australia dataset is released in early 2023

Total caseload (15+)

This is the total number of job seekers aged 15 and over on the jobactive caseload.

Mature age caseload (50+)

This is the total number of job seekers aged 50 and over on the jobactive caseload.

Youth caseload (15-24)

This is the total number of job seekers aged 15 to 24 on the jobactive caseload.


Data Structures

Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO)

The ANZSCO is the skill-based classification system used to categorise occupations in the Australian and New Zealand labour markets. ANZSCO provides a basis for the standardised collection, analysis and dissemination of occupation data. Visit the ABS website to learn how ANZSCO works

LMI displays data for occupations that are defined by ANZSCO 2013 Version 1.3.   

Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 

The ANZSIC provides a basis for the standardised collection, analysis and dissemination of economic data on an industry basis for Australia and New Zealand. The ANZSIC is a hierarchical industry classification with four levels, namely Divisions (the broadest level), Subdivisions, Groups and Classes (the finest level).

There are 19 Division level industries, most industry data on LMI are displayed at this level. Division level industries provide a broad overall picture of the economy and this level is most suitable for the publication of summary tables in official statistics. 

The Subdivision, Group and Class levels provide increasingly detailed dissections of these categories for the compilation of more specific and detailed statistics. The sector data on LMI is at the Group level. 

For more information on the ANZSIC visit the ABS website

Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS)

The ASGS segments Australia into a hierarchy of statistical areas. The ASGS is a social geography, developed to reflect the location of people and communities, and is used for the release and analysis of statistics and other data.

For more information on the ASGS visit the ABS website

LMI displays data for ASGS Statistical Areas Level 4 (SA4s) as well as Employment Regions which are a mix of ASGS Statistical Areas Level 4 (SA4s) and Statistical Areas Level 2 (SA2). Further information on SA4 and Employment Regions can be viewed here

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