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:

Following 12 consecutive months of increases, the Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) was unchanged in trend terms in October 2014. Over the year to October 2014, vacancies have risen by 15,900 (or 11.4 per cent), although this is well below the average rate of growth recorded during the recovery from the GFC (20.9 per cent). The level of vacancies is 152,000 (or 49.4 per cent) below the March 2008 peak, indicating that demand for labour remains relatively subdued.

Vacancy Report October 2014 (DOCX 312KB) IVI Data (XLS 1.5MB) IVI Four Digit Data (XLS 3.0MB) IVI Regional Data (XLS 1.6MB) Map of IVI Regions (PDF 326KB) Skilled IVI Data (XLS 96KB)

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 17 December 2014.