Latest release - May 2021 (Preliminary)
In seasonally adjusted terms, job advertisements increased by 1.9% (or 4,500 job advertisements) in May 2021 to stand at 245,400.
This represents the 13th consecutive month on month increase in job advertisements which now exceed pre-COVID-19 levels by 46.0% and stand at their highest level in over 12 years (since October 2008).
Vacancy Report (Preliminary) – May 2021 (145.6KB)
Preliminary IVI Data – January 2006 onward (251.1KB)
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The detailed May 2021 IVI results will be published on Wednesday 23 June 2021
This release provides a preliminary set of headline IVI data for May 2021. The full suite of detailed occupational and regional IVI data will be published on this page on Wednesday 23 June.
Users should note that the preliminary IVI results cannot be used in conjunction with the latest detailed IVI release. Seasonally adjusted and trend estimates are revised between monthly IVI series releases and so counts will likely differ between the below detailed IVI release and the above preliminary results.
Detailed IVI – April 2021
Vacancy Report data files – April 2021
Vacancy Report - April 2021 (1.4MB)
IVI Factsheet – April 2021 (555.8KB)
IVI Data - January 2006 onwards (Excel) (2.7MB)
IVI Detailed Occupation Data - March 2006 onwards (Excel) (4.0MB)
IVI Skill Level Data - January 2006 onwards (Excel) (321.4KB)
IVI Regional Data - May 2010 onwards (Excel) (3.3MB)
Map of IVI Regions (PDF) (312.3KB)
Recent opportunities in the labour market
A data visualisation is available on the National Skills Commission's Labour Market Information Portal - Tableau Public Channel
showing the 10 detailed occupations with the most job advertisements for each state/territory, on the job boards monitored by the National Skills Commission.
Explore regional IVI data by occupation
The Regional Australia Institute have developed an interactive map allowing users to explore occupational IVI data by region.
RAI interactive map
The IVI is the only publicly available source of detailed data on online vacancies, including for around 350 occupations (at all skill levels), as well as for all states/territories and 37 regions. The IVI is based on a count of online job advertisements newly lodged on SEEK, CareerOne and Australian JobSearch during the month. As such, the IVI does not reflect the total number of job advertisements in the labour market as it does not include jobs advertised through other online job boards, employer websites, word of mouth, in newspapers, and advertisements in shop windows. The IVI also does not take account of multiple positions being advertised in a single job advertisement.