Freely available employment data ‘a boon for employers’

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Freely available employment data ‘a boon for employers’

Specific and detailed Australia-wide employment data compiled by the Federal Government will be publicly available for the first time later this year.

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Specific and detailed Australia-wide employment data compiled by the Federal Government will be publicly available for the first time later this year.

The data is expected to be valuable for employers, industry groups and local community chambers of commerce.

Data is beneficial to many industries

The Minister for Workforce Participation, Peter Dutton said there are numerous industries which would benefit from this depth of information.

‘Businesses involved in tourism, for arguments sake, would be able to analyse current employment trends in their industry relative to other industries, assess the full time/part time ratio and examine whether men or women are more attracted to jobs in tourism,’ Dutton said

‘This sort of information would better help them formulate their recruitment strategies.’

Specifically, the employment data that will be available to the public will include:

  • Employment rate by state and territory

  • Employment rate time series (national and state/territory level)

  • Participation rate by state and territory

  • Participation rate time series (national and state/territory level)

  • Employment rate by Labour Force Region (state level)

  • Participation rate by Labour Force Region (state level)

  • Employment by industry

  • Employment by industry ranked

  • Employment by industry vs. the state, proportions

  • Employment by industry by gender

  • Employment by industry by status (full time/part time)

  • Employment by occupation

  • Employment by occupation ranked

  • Employment by occupation vs. the state, proportions

  • Employment by occupation by gender

  • Employment by occupation by status (full time/part time)

Dutton said the Government last year launched the Labour Market Information Portal which provides access to a comprehensive basket of employment data to contracted employment service providers such as Job Network members.

‘In 2006, as part of the Government’s new Employer Demand Strategy, this information will be made available to the public, that is, employers,’ he said.

‘This opens a new realm of information that will be an invaluable resource to businesses, industry groups and chambers of commerce in developing their short, medium and long term employment strategies.’

Helping businesses think 'outside the square'

Dutton said the provision of this new information service was also aimed at helping businesses think ‘outside the square’ with regard to employment.

‘Over the coming months and years, with an ageing population and increasing demand for employees, businesses will need to update their thinking when it comes to their employment strategies,’ he said.

‘Put simply, in 2006, businesses can’t afford not to explore new ways of meeting their skill demands. We know, for example, that industries like hospitality are desperately seeking staff,’ he said.

‘The Government therefore wants to work in partnership with employers to help them take the necessary steps to taking on people with a disability and parents.’

The new Labour Market Information Portal data will be publicly available at www.workplace.gov.au  from July 2006.

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