Vacancy Report

The Vacancy Report contains the Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) which is based on a count of online vacancies newly lodged on SEEK, My Career, 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) increased by 0.9% in trend terms in July 2014. Vacancies have now risen for 11 consecutive months since the series low in August 2013, to stand at their highest level since December 2012. Over the year to July 2014, vacancies have risen by 12.7 per cent. That said, the level of vacancies remains 223,400 (or 54.9%) below the March 2008 peak, indicating that despite recent improvements, demand for labour remains relatively subdued.

Vacancy Report July 2014 (DOCX 340KB) IVI Data (XLS 1.4MB) IVI Four Digit Data (XLS 2.9MB) IVI Regional Data (XLS 1.5MB) Map of IVI Regions (PDF 496KB) 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 24 September 2014.