Internet Vacancy Index
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|
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%|
|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|
Future release dates
For data covering:
Preliminary IVI data
Detailed IVI data and Vacancy Report
9 December 2022
21 December 2022
13 January 2022
25 January 2023
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.
Jobs and Skills Australia thanks the following job boards for their ongoing contribution to the IVI: