Internet Vacancy Index


Overview

The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) is a monthly count of online job advertisements compiled by Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA).

Data are available by occupational groups, skill level groups, state or territory and by regional areas.

JSA publishes seasonally adjusted IVI data to better show monthly fluctuations in job advertisements, which can be affected by seasonal factors and economic shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic. There is some volatility in the IVI series month-on-month, particularly for results post-COVID-19, and as such results should be interpreted carefully.

Latest detailed IVI (occupation, skill level and region) for: October 2022

Next preliminary IVI release date (November data): Friday 09 December 2022

Next detailed IVI (occupation, skill level and region) (November data): Wednesday 21 December 2022


Headline results – October 2022

In seasonally adjusted terms, job advertisements increased by 0.5% (or 1,400) in October 2022 to stand at 285,700. Over the last twelve months job advertisements have increased by 11.7% (or 30,000 job advertisements).

Headline results for October 2022, seasonally adjusted data 

IVI total job advertisements Change over the month Change over the year Pre-COVID comparison
(no.) (no.) (%) (no.) (%) (no.) (%)
285,700 1,400 0.5% 30,000 11.7% 117,400 69.8%

 

IVI job advertisements - October 2021 to October 2022

IVI job advertisements - January 2006 to October 2022 

State and territory – headline results, seasonally adjusted

New South Wales 89,300 -260 -0.3% 790 0.9% 30,700 52.3%
Victoria 76,700 -2,600 -3.2% 7,800 11.3% 31,100 68.0%
Queensland 61,300 4,400 7.7% 13,600 28.6% 30,300 97.7%
South Australia 14,800 550 3.8% 1,800 13.5% 7,200 94.4%
Western Australia 31,800 2,000 6.8% 4,300 15.8% 15,600 96.4%
Tasmania 3,700 190 5.4% 740 24.8% 2,000 112.3%
Northern Territory 2,900 60 2.0% 180 6.6% 1,300 76.6%
Australian Capital Territory 8,300 430 5.5% 1,400 20.5% 2,500 43.7%
State/Territory IVI total job advertisements Change over the month Change over the year Pre-COVID comparison
  (no.) (no.) (%) (no.) (%) (no.) (%)

 


Reports

PDF document
IVI Detailed Vacancy Report October 2022

(443 Kb)


Data downloads

Excel document
IVI DATA January 2006 Onwards

(3.02 Mb)

Excel document
IVI DATA Detailed Occupation March 2006 Onwards

(4.13 Mb)

Excel document
IVI DATA Regional May 2010 Onwards

(3.77 Mb)

Excel document
IVI DATA Skilllevel January 2006 Onwards

(351 Kb)

Excel document
Preliminary IVI Results October 2022

(266 Kb)


Future release dates

For data covering:

 

Release date:

Preliminary IVI data

 

Detailed IVI data and Vacancy Report

November 2022

9 December 2022 

21 December 2022

December 2022

13 January 2022

25 January 2023

 


Useful links

Methodology - See the Internet Vacancy Index Methodology Page for detailed information regarding the IVI, such as how the data are compiled, a map of the regional structure and important notes on use and interpretation of the data.

Understanding recruitment activity – JSA surveys employers through the Recruitment Experiences and Outlook Survey to understand their perspectives on the labour market. Data and reporting, including insights into the methods used by employers to fill vacancies, can be found on the Employers' Recruitment Insights and Employers' Insights for Job Seekers pages.

Interactive map of IVI data - The Regional Australia Institute have developed an interactive map allowing users to explore occupational IVI data by region.

Acknowledgements:

Jobs and Skills Australia thanks the following job boards for their ongoing contribution to the IVI:

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