The government’s census 2020 census results are due to be released later today, but with a series of changes in how the jobs and jobs vacancies are counted, the numbers will differ.
In an update to the Census 2020 Job Market Guide, the ABS said the Census Bureau would be publishing an updated summary of the census results on Tuesday.
This means the number of job vacancies in each of the next six census regions will be increased by an average of 2.6 per cent, with the highest increases in metropolitan areas, regional and local government.
The number of jobs vacancies in the states will also be increased, with an average increase of 3.1 per cent in regional and remote government.
There will also now be an annual adjustment for the unemployment rate in each census region, with a slight increase for the states.
While there will be no change to the ABS job vacancy rate, it will be adjusted upwards.
“These changes are intended to bring the census to a closer balance with other census data, to help the government to meet the requirements of the new Government Workforce Strategy,” the ABS explained.
The number and composition of the job vacancies are also being updated to make them more representative of the country as a whole.
There will be fewer job vacancies for people aged over 55, but there will also more job vacancies with a median age of 47.
At the same time, the number and types of job titles will be updated.
The ABS will also release new Census data to better understand how many Australians are actively looking for jobs.
Data for the first census in 2021 will be released in March 2020.