Internet Vacancy Index

The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) is a monthly count of online job advertisements compiled by Jobs and Skills Australia. Data are available by occupational groups, skill level groups, state or territory and by regional areas.


Jobs and Skills Australia 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 detailed release date (April IVI data): 11.00am, Wednesday 14 June 2023.

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Headline results

In seasonally adjusted terms, job advertisements increased by 3.6% (or 10,100 job advertisements) in April 2023 to stand at 294,500.


Headline results for April 2023 seasonally adjusted data

IVI total job advertisements Change over the month Change over the year
(no.) (no.) (%) (no.) (%)
294,500 10,100 3.6% 2,100 0.7%


IVI job advertisements - April 2022 to April 2023

State and territory data - April 2023

Total job advertisements by state/territory (seasonally adjusted) Change over month Change over year
State/Territory (no.) (no.) (%) (no.) (%)
New South Wales 88,000 1,100 1.3% -5,400 -5.7%
Victoria 75,600 3,500 4.8% -1,700 -2.2%
Queensland 63,800 2,200 3.6% 4,600 7.9%
South Australia 16,700 1,300 8.2% 1,800 12.0%
Western Australia 35,200 1,500 4.4% 2,900 9.0%
Tasmania 4,400 100 2.2% 830 23.0%
Northern Territory 3,100 -120 -3.7% -140 -4.4%
Australian Capital Territory 7,800 20 0.2% -60 -0.7%

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 April 2023


IVI Detailed Vacancy Report - April 2023
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Data downloads

Internet Vacancies, ANZSCO Skill Level, States and Territories - April 2023
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Internet Vacancies, ANZSCO4 Occupations, States and Territories - April 2023
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Internet Vacancies, ANZSCO2 Occupations, Skill Level, States and Territories - April 2023
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Internet Vacancies, ANZSCO2 Occupations, IVI Regions - April 2023
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Future release dates

The preliminary IVI results will be discontinued following the release of April 2023 data. The publication of the detailed IVI data remains unchanged with this data to be published on the third Wednesday of the month.

For data covering Release date
May 2023 14 June 2023
June 2023 19 July 2023
July 2023 16 August 2023
August 2023 13 September 2023


The Internet Vacancy Index is an ongoing project that seeks to continuously improve the accounting of job vacancies listed online, understanding of businesses’ use of online tools for advertising vacancies and users’ needs and interests regarding our data and reports. To facilitate ongoing improvement, feedback and enquiries are welcome1.

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.



Jobs and Skills Australia thanks Seek, CareerOne and Workforce Australia for their ongoing contribution to the IVI.

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