Vacancy Report

The Vacancy Report contains the Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) which is based on a count of online vacancies newly lodged on SEEK, CareerOne and Australian JobSearch. The IVI is the only source of detailed data on online vacancies, including for around 350 occupations (at all skill levels), as well as for all states/territories and 38 regions.

Latest headline results:

From this month’s issue of the Vacancy Report, job advertisements from the MyCareer website will no longer be included in the IVI series. To account for this change, all historical IVI series have been reprocessed with MyCareer data removed. While in general terms the underlying trends in the series remain similar, the removal of MyCareer data from the series has reduced the number of vacancies included in the IVI. For more information, please see the explanatory notes in the Vacancy Report.

The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) increased by 1.1% in trend terms in August 2014. Vacancies have now risen for 11 consecutive months since the series low in September 2013, to stand at their highest level since October 2012. Over the year to August 2014, vacancies have risen by 11.6%. That said, the level of vacancies remains 151,600 (or 49.3%) below the March 2008 peak, indicating that despite recent improvements, demand for labour remains relatively subdued.

Vacancy Report August 2014 (DOCX 310KB) IVI Data (XLS 1.4MB) IVI Four Digit Data (XLS 3.0MB) IVI Regional Data (XLS 1.5MB) Map of IVI Regions (PDF 326KB) Skilled IVI Data (XLS 95KB)

In response to the growing popularity of the Internet Vacancy Index, the Department of Employment releases the monthly Vacancy Report and associated data files by email to frequent users. If you would like to be added to the mailing list please send an email to

Next month's Vacancy Report will be released on Wednesday 22 October 2014.