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:

The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) declined by 0.8 per cent in trend terms in November 2014, driven primarily by a fall of 2.0 per cent in Western Australia. This month’s small decline comes after 12 months of modest vacancy growth, which had slowed noticeably in recent months. While the fall in the IVI is at odds with other vacancy measures (such as ANZ and SEEK), which increased in November, month-to-month differences between the series are not uncommon. Additional months of data will be required to determine whether the fall in vacancies in November is indicative of a turning point in the series. Despite falling over the month, the IVI remains 12,700 (or 9.0 per cent) higher than the level recorded a year ago, in line with other vacancy measures. That said, the overall weakness in the level of vacancies continues to indicate that demand for labour remains relatively subdued, with the IVI now 153,800 (or 50.0 per cent) below the March 2008 peak.

Vacancy Report November 2014 (DOCX 309KB) IVI Data (XLS 1.5MB) IVI Four Digit Data (XLS 3.1MB) IVI Regional Data (XLS 1.6MB) Map of IVI Regions (PDF 326KB) Skilled IVI Data (XLS 97KB)

Next month's Vacancy Report will be released on Wednesday 28 January 2015.

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