Latest release - August 2021 (Preliminary)
In seasonally adjusted terms, job advertisements decreased a further 5.6% (or 12,800 job advertisements) in August 2021 to stand at 216,000. The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) has now recorded three consecutive months of declining recruitment activity following job advertisements reaching a 12-year high (highest level observed since October 2008) in May 2021.
The level of recruitment activity nationally remains significantly elevated compared to pre-COVID-19 levels, up by 28.4% (or 47,800 job advertisements).
Vacancy Report (Preliminary) – August 2021 (146.2KB)
Preliminary IVI Data – January 2006 onwards (255.2KB)
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The detailed August 2021 IVI results will be published on Wednesday 22 September 2021.
This release provides a preliminary set of headline IVI data for August 2021. The full suite of detailed occupational and regional IVI data will be published on this page on Wednesday 22 September.
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 – July 2021
Vacancy Report data files – July 2021
Vacancy Report - July 2021 (10.5MB)
IVI Factsheet – July 2021 (566.8KB)
IVI Data - January 2006 onwards (Excel) (2.8MB)
IVI Detailed Occupation Data - March 2006 onwards (Excel) (4.1MB)
IVI Skill Level Data - January 2006 onwards (Excel) (328.6KB)
IVI Regional Data - May 2010 onwards (Excel) (3.4MB)
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.