Labour Market Information Portal

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The Labour Market Information Portal is an online resource that brings together data, reports and insights to help you better understand your local labour market.

If you need help exploring local jobs data, the Labour Market Information Portal website can help you.

LMIP has information that unlocks deeper insights into the jobs in demand in your region and local labour market conditions. Knowing how jobs in Australia are changing gives you a big picture view of where future opportunities might be.

Who uses the Labour Market Information Portal?

LMIP helps many different people find the labour market data and insights they need.

The main users of LMIP are employment service providers, job seekers, policy and program analysts, economists, and people helping job seekers navigate the labour market.

If you need help in your analysis, job search, or advice, visit LMIP and

  • explore regional employment trends in Australia
  • learn about what employers are looking for
  • discover which jobs are in demand now, and into the future
  • help someone decide what to do for work, study or training
  • gain deeper insights into key labour market issues

It is easy to access the diverse range of information on the Portal, and there is a helpful user guide that can step you through finding key data sources called Using LMIP to understand your local region: A user story.

Key features

LMIP Mapping channel – Explore labour market data for more than 80 regions across Australia including interactive maps, profiles and charts. Learn about employment and unemployment rates, trends by industry and occupation, and employment services customer data.

Industry Information channel - You can explore industries to discover key data on employment characteristics, trends and main occupations.

The Vacancy Report can help you understand which jobs are in demand and how this is changing over time. It includes the number of recently lodged online job advertisements on SEEK, CareerOne and Australian JobSearch. It is published monthly, and is the only publically available source of detailed data on online vacancies for occupations, skill levels and regions.

Find Employment projections on LMIP to gauge future job opportunities. This is useful for school leavers wondering what area of training or study to go into, or for anyone thinking about a career change. You can view total employment growth over the next five years, as well as growth by industries, occupations and in regions across Australia.

Workforce shortages - The Department of Education, Skills and Employment carries out workforce research on skilled occupations in the Australian labour market. The research results provide information about workforce shortages at the state, territory and/or national level.

Employers' recruitment insights – the department speaks to over 10,000 employers each year from around Australia, collecting information about how they recruit and what they are looking for in applicants, identifying practical ways job seekers can better connect with employment opportunities. Other research includes tips for young and mature age job seekers, job search advice for workers facing retrenchment and advice for ex-offenders looking for work.

Labour Market Maps and Analytics Dashboard – this interactive dashboard provides key labour market statistics and unemployment rate maps at the national, state/territory and regional levels. Data are based on the monthly ABS Labour Force Survey and are updated as new survey results are released

Small Area Labour Markets data - The Small Area Labour Markets (SALM) dataset presents quarterly estimates of unemployment and the unemployment rate at the ABS Statistical Area 2 (SA2) and Local Government Area (LGA) levels. For the majority of SA2s and LGAs, a time series of data is available from the December quarter 2010.

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