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

  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

  7. Alice Springs Employment Service Area Presentation – December 2013

    Created: 12 December 2013

  8. ALMU April 2013

    Created: 1 May 2013

  9. ALMU January 2013

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

  10. ALMU January 2014

    Created: 31 January 2014

  11. ALMU July 2013

    Created: 30 July 2013

  12. ALMU October 2012

    Created: 4 December 2012

  13. ANZSCO 3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers – QLD

    Created: 30 March 2017  |  Last modified: 29 March 2018

    Occupation report for structural steel and welding trades workers in Queensland

  14. ANZSCO 3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers – VIC

    Created: 17 February 2017  |  Last modified: 28 March 2018

    Occupation report for structural steel and welding trades workers in Victoria

  15. ANZSCO 3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers- NSW

    Created: 28 March 2017  |  Last modified: 28 March 2018

    Occupational report for structural steel and welding trades workers in New South Wales.

  16. ANZSCO 3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers- NT

    Created: 3 April 2017  |  Last modified: 28 March 2018

    Occupation report for structural steel and welding trades workers in the Northern Territory

  17. ANZSCO 3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers- WA

    Created: 3 April 2017  |  Last modified: 28 March 2018

    Occupation report for structural steel and welding trades workers in Western Australia

  18. ANZSCO 3511-11 Baker- WA

    Created: 28 March 2018

    SERA report about bakers in WA

  19. ANZSCO 3513-11 Chef- NT

    Created: 27 February 2015  |  Last modified: 28 March 2018

    Occupation report for chefs in the Northern Territory

  20. ANZSCO2 32611 Urban and Regional Planner NSW

    Created: 24 December 2012  |  Last modified: 24 December 2012

  21. 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.

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

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

    Australian labour market update.

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

    Created: 8 May 2018

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

  24. Attendance Data

    Created: 4 December 2012

  25. 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...

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