Latest data from Jobs and Skills Australia’s November Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) show underlying labour market conditions holding steady, with online job advertisements decreasing marginally across Australia, and in some regions. However, the number of internet vacancies remains at historically relatively high levels.
In seasonally adjusted terms, at the national level online job advertisements decreased in November 2023 (down 0.3% or 690 job advertisements) to 259,500. By contrast, vacancy numbers were up in four jurisdictions – South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland.
Over the month to November 2023, decreases in vacancies for most Major Occupation and Skill Level groups were recorded. Internet advertisements in regional Australia decreased over the year (down 3.4%) but in capital cities, vacancies decreased by 11.1%.
Monthly spotlight - The Umpire Strikes Back: Demand for Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials is Booming
Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials play a pivotal role in Australian communities, especially through the summer months, with their contributions spanning iconic sporting events to helping make the local pool safe for summertime diversions. Internet Vacancy Index results suggest historic levels of demand, particularly in regional Australia, paired with an upward trend in employment. Together with emerging skills shortages and favourable employment outcomes across both gender and age demographics, Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials are likely to experience sustained demand into the near-and medium-term.