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.

 

Caveat: 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.

Next preliminary release date (January IVI data): 11am, Friday 10 February 2023

Next detailed release date (January IVI data): 11am, Wednesday 22 February 2023

Latest release

Headline results

In seasonally adjusted terms, job advertisements decreased by 0.3% (or 820 job advertisements) in December 2022 to stand at 272,500. 

 

Headline results for December 2022, seasonally adjusted data

IVI total job advertisements Change over the month Change over the year
(no.) (no.) (%) (no.) (%)
272,500 -820 -0.3% 16,200 6.3%

 

IVI job advertisements - December 2021 to December 2022

State and territory data - December 2022

Total job advertisements by state/territory (seasonally adjusted) Change over month Change over year
State/Territory (no.) (no.) (%) (no.) (%)
New South Wales 84,900 -870 -1.0% 2,500 3.1%
Victoria 70,000 -2,200 -3.1% 3,300 4.9%
Queensland 57,200 -170 -0.3% 6,900 13.7%
South Australia 14,300 -80 -0.6% 750 5.5%
Western Australia 30,700 0 0.0% 1,900 6.6%
Tasmania 3,500 -70 -1.9% 290 9.0%
Northern Territory 3,000 30 1.1% 90 3.0%
Australian Capital Territory 7,800 10 0.1% 830 11.9%

Long-term trends

Job advertisements have rebounded strongly since hitting record lows in May 2020 with the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

IVI job advertisements - January 2006 to December 2022

Reports

IVI Detailed Vacancy Report Dec 22.pdf
IVI Detailed Vacancy Report - December 2022
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December 2022 - Preliminary_IVI_Results.pdf
IVI Preliminary Report - December 2022
189743 ↓ Download

Data downloads

IVI_DATA_SkillLevel - January 2006 onwards.xlsx
IVI_DATA Skill Level - January 2006 onwards
362544 ↓ Download
IVI_DATA_regional - May 2010 onwards.xlsx
IVI_DATA regional - May 2010 onwards
3994424 ↓ Download
IVI_DATA_Detailed_Occupation - March 2006 onwards.xlsx
IVI_DATA Detailed Occupation - March 2006 onwards
4332252 ↓ Download
IVI_DATA - January 2006 onwards.xlsx
IVI_DATA - January 2006 onwards
3197384 ↓ Download

Future release dates

The preliminary IVI results for national and state and territory data are generally published in the second week of the month.

  Release date
For data covering Preliminary IVI data Detailed IVI data and Vacancy Report
January 2023 10 February 2023 22 February 2023
February 2023 10 March 2023 22 March 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 – The 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. 

 

Acknowledgements:

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

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