6150.0.55.003 - Labour Account Australia, Quarterly Experimental Estimates, September 2017 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/07/2018  First Issue
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

ANALYSIS

TREND ESTIMATES

In trend terms the total number of jobs in Australia increased by 120,440 (or 0.9%), made up of 7,294 job vacancies and 113,146 filled jobs.

Filled jobs in Australia grew by 0.8% in the September quarter 2017, following a 1.0% rise in the June quarter 2017. Jobs grew 3.0% through the year in trend terms. The number of main jobs grew by 89,600 an increase of 0.7%; while secondary jobs grew by 23,546 an increase of 2.7% in the September quarter 2017.

The total number of employed persons increased by 0.8% to 12.8 million in the September quarter 2017.

The total number of hours actually worked increased by 1.0% to 5,232 million hours and the total labour income increased by 1.1% to 235,856 million dollars.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

Jobs

Filled jobs in Australia grew by 0.7% in the September quarter 2017, following a 1.4% rise in the June quarter 2017. Jobs grew 3.2% through the year in seasonally adjusted terms.

Graph 1: Filled jobs


The total number of jobs in Australia increased by 104,901 (or 0.8%), made up of 12,155 job vacancies and 92,746 filled jobs.

The number of main jobs grew by 68,490 an increase of 0.5%; while secondary jobs grew by 24,256 an increase of 2.8% in the September quarter 2017.

Persons

The total number of employed persons increased by 0.9% to 12.8 million in the September quarter 2017.

Graph 2: Employed persons


The proportion of employed persons working more than one job was 6.8% in the September quarter 2010 and 6.9% in the September quarter 2017.

Volumes

The total number of hours actually worked increased by 0.9% to 5,239 million hours; while the total number of hours paid increased 0.9% to 5,629 million hours.

Graph 3: Hours actually worked

Payments

Total labour income increased by 1.1% to 235,892 million dollars.

Total compensation of employees increased by 1.2% to 212,857 million dollars, and labour income from self-employment decreased by 0.2% to 23,034 million dollars.

Over the same period, total labour costs increased by 2,866 million dollars (1.2%) to 250,208 million dollars.

Ratios

Average income per person increased by 0.2% to $18,361 in the September quarter 2017.

Average hours worked per job increased by 0.2% to 382 hours.

Average labour cost per hour paid remained the same at $44.

Graph 4: Average hours actually worked per job, By industry, Sept qtr 2010 and Sept qtr 2017
Graph 5: Average income per employed person, By industry, Sept qtr 2010 and Sept qtr 2017
Average hourly income per Labour Accounts Employed Person worked per job is the hours actually worked divided by all filled jobs.

Graph 6: Average labour cost per hour paid, By industry, Sept qtr 2010 and Sept qtr 2017