Employment Research and Statistics

The Australian Government undertakes research and analysis of employment trends across Australia to support government policy development. Employment related research in the areas of skill shortages, recruitment experiences, labour and skills needs and industry and employment trends is available.

The Australian Government undertakes research and analysis of employment trends across Australia. This research informs government policy development and program delivery.

What does the Department of Jobs and Small Business research?

The department conducts employment related research into areas including skill shortages, recruitment experiences, labour and skills needs and industry and employment trends. The following research reports are available:

  • Australian Jobs
    This annual publication provides a snapshot of the Australian labour market and provides information on the workforce, employment and training.
  • Labour Market Information Portal
    An online resource which contains information to help people understand their local labour markets.
  • Skills Shortages
    Reports are available on skills shortages for a range of skilled occupations on a national, state and territory level.
  • Entry Level Occupations
    Reports are available analysing the labour market for apprentices and other selected entry level occupations.
  • Regional Reports
    Regular surveys of employers recruitment experiences assess the extent of recruitment difficulty in particular regions and industries.
  • Labour Market and Related Payments Monthly Profile
    Monthly reports present statistical information for different types of labour market payments made by Centrelink on behalf of the department.
  • Small Area Labour Markets
    Quarterly statistics on the estimation of the number of unemployed persons and unemployment rates in identified local areas across Australia.
  • Department of Jobs and Small Business Leading Indicator of Employment
    This monthly report predicts movements in the growth cycle of employment.
  • Australian Labour Market Update
    This quarterly publication provides information on the labour market to help people looking for work.
  • Job Seeker Compliance Data
    The department publishes quarterly reports on a range of job seeker compliance data. 
  • Council of Australian Governments research into mental health and employment
  • Employment programme evaluation information
    Provides information on how Australian Government employment services and programs are being carried out and evaluated
  • Transition to Work – Evaluation Strategy outlines a process for evaluating the Transition to Work (TtW) service. It begins with a brief description of the service and then outlines evaluation questions and reporting timelines for the evaluation. The document subsequently discusses the analytical approach for the evaluation and finally explains how the overall evaluation will be managed’.

Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Employment Research and Statistics.

Results

  1. Active Participation Model Evaluation- final report

    Created: 2 July 2013

    Active Participation Model Evaluation - final report

  2. Advisory Panel on Employment Services Administration and Accountability – Final Report Feedback

    Created: 17 November 2012  |  Last modified: 17 November 2012

    Advisory Panel on Employment Services Administration and Accountability – Final Report Feedback

  3. Advisory Panel on Employment Services Administration and Accountability- Discussion Paper

    Created: 11 November 2011  |  Last modified: 11 November 2011

    Advisory Panel on Employment Services Administration and Accountability - Discussion Paper

  4. Advisory Panel on Employment Services Administration and Accountability- Terms of Reference

    Created: 17 November 2012  |  Last modified: 17 November 2012

    Advisory Panel on Employment Services Administration and Accountability - Terms of Reference

  5. Albury-Wodonga Presentation

    Created: 17 December 2014

    Presentation given on April 8 2014 on the labour market outcomes in the Albury-Wodonga region following the Survey conducted in October 2013

  6. Albury-Wodonga Region Presentation

    Created: 26 March 2013

    Albury-Wodonga Region Presentation 

  7. Alice Springs Employment Service Area Presentation – December 2013

    Created: 12 December 2013

    Alice Springs Employment Service Area Presentation – December 2013

  8. ALMU April 2013

    Created: 1 May 2013

    ALMU April 2013

  9. ALMU January 2013

    Created: 1 February 2013  |  Last modified: 5 February 2013

    ALMU January 2013

  10. ALMU January 2014

    Created: 31 January 2014

    ALMU January 2014

  11. ALMU July 2013

    Created: 30 July 2013

    ALMU July 2013

  12. ALMU October 2012

    Created: 4 December 2012

    ALMU October 2012

  13. Applying Behavioural Economics to Increase the Take-up of Wage Subsidies

    Created: 22 February 2018

    This report outlines key findings from a successful trial aimed at improving the uptake of wage subsidies through the use of behavioural economics.

  14. Approaching employers for work

    Created: 18 January 2019

    This report outlines how often employers will consider job seekers who approach them for work, and identifies occupations where this type of recruitment is most common. The...

  15. April 2017 Hot Topic: Australia — States and Territories

    Created: 2 May 2017  |  Last modified: 5 May 2017

    Australian labour market update.

  16. April 2018 Hot Topic: Australia—States and Territories

    Created: 8 May 2018

    April 2018 Hot Topic: Australia—States and Territories - Australian Labour Market Update

  17. Attendance Data

    Created: 4 December 2012

    Attendance Data

  18. Australian Jobs – Occupation Matrix

    Created: 19 June 2013  |  Last modified: 2 May 2018

    The Australian Jobs Occupation Matrix is an extract of the full Australian Jobs report. Users have requested this information in Excel format. It provides key labour market data...

  19. Australian Jobs – Publication

    Created: 2 July 2010  |  Last modified: 2 May 2018

    Australian Jobs is available as a 48 page PDF which is accessible for most users, as well as in hard copy (to request a hard copy email AustralianJobs@jobs.gov.au)....

  20. Australian Labour Market Update April 2014

    Created: 1 May 2014

    Employment labour market publication aimed at providing information as well as "mythbusting" Australian Labour Market information with a particular focus on overseas audiences.

  21. Australian Labour Market Update July 2014

    Created: 31 July 2014

    Employment labour market publication aimed at providing information as well as "mythbusting" Australian Labour Market information with a particular focus on overseas audiences.

  22. Australian Labour Market Update October 2013

    Created: 30 October 2013

    Australian Labour Market Update October 2013

  23. Automotive workers

    Created: 9 December 2014

    Presentation to automotive workers facing redundancy

  24. Ballarat presentation 10 September 2014

    Created: 16 September 2014

    Presentation given in Ballarat on 10 September 2014 "Where the jobs are"

  25. Bendigo Presentation REIS 11 Sept 2014

    Created: 30 September 2014

    Department of Employment - Bendigo Presentation REIS 11 Sept 2014

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