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Unemployment

In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Shire of Ashburton was 1.09%.

The unemployment rate is derived from the ABS labour force survey and Centrelink data and compiled by the Department of Employment. It is published quarterly in the Small Area Labour Markets publication, for Local Government Areas. The unemployment rate shown here is the proportion of the resident labour force (those in work or looking for work, and aged over 15) who are looking for work. Unemployment does not include people who don’t have a job but are not seeking a job.

Unemployment is an important indicator of the economic success of an area. A low unemployment rate can indicate an affluent area with a high rate of access to jobs, or a place where those who can’t find jobs leave the area. A high rate can indicate a declining economy with closures of key industries, or a residential area with a significantly disadvantaged population.

Note: Due to a major change in the Labour Force Regions on which unemployment data are collected, Small Area Labour Markets datasets are now only directly comparable back to 2010. For this reason, data prior to 2010 is misleading and has been removed from this site.

Quarterly unemployment rate
Quarterly unemployment rate 2017 - Mar, Australia: 5.90% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - June, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Sept, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - June, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Australia: 6.10% 2014 - Dec, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - Sept, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - June, Australia: 6.00% 2014 - Mar, Australia: 5.90% 2013 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2013 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 2013 - June, Australia: 5.70% 2013 - Mar, Australia: 5.50% 2012 - Dec, Australia: 5.40% 2012 - Sept, Australia: 5.30% 2012 - June, Australia: 5.20% 2012 - Mar, Australia: 5.10% 2011 - Dec, Australia: 5.20% 2011 - Sept, Australia: 5.20% 2011 - June, Australia: 5.00% 2011 - Mar, Australia: 4.90% 2017 - Mar, Western Australia: 6.40% 2016 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.50% 2016 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.40% 2016 - June, Western Australia: 5.90% 2016 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.20% 2015 - June, Western Australia: 5.90% 2015 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.70% 2014 - Dec, Western Australia: 5.50% 2014 - Sept, Western Australia: 5.10% 2014 - June, Western Australia: 5.00% 2014 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.10% 2013 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.70% 2013 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.40% 2013 - June, Western Australia: 4.90% 2013 - Mar, Western Australia: 4.70% 2012 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.30% 2012 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.10% 2012 - June, Western Australia: 3.70% 2012 - Mar, Western Australia: 3.80% 2011 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.20% 2011 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.30% 2011 - June, Western Australia: 4.20% 2011 - Mar, Western Australia: 4.20% 2017 - Mar, Regional WA : 5.31% 2016 - Dec, Regional WA : 5.48% 2016 - Sept, Regional WA : 5.62% 2016 - June, Regional WA : 5.76% 2016 - Mar, Regional WA : 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Regional WA : 5.60% 2015 - Sept, Regional WA : 5.38% 2015 - June, Regional WA : 5.06% 2015 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.84% 2014 - Dec, Regional WA : 5.01% 2014 - Sept, Regional WA : 5.19% 2014 - June, Regional WA : 5.61% 2014 - Mar, Regional WA : 5.81% 2013 - Dec, Regional WA : 5.58% 2013 - Sept, Regional WA : 5.36% 2013 - June, Regional WA : 4.85% 2013 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.40% 2012 - Dec, Regional WA : 3.94% 2012 - Sept, Regional WA : 3.65% 2012 - June, Regional WA : 3.74% 2012 - Mar, Regional WA : 3.89% 2011 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.11% 2011 - Sept, Regional WA : 4.45% 2011 - June, Regional WA : 4.48% 2011 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.55% 2017 - Mar, Shire of Ashburton: 1.09% 2016 - Dec, Shire of Ashburton: 1.15% 2016 - Sept, Shire of Ashburton: 1.25% 2016 - June, Shire of Ashburton: 1.23% 2016 - Mar, Shire of Ashburton: 1.18% 2015 - Dec, Shire of Ashburton: 1.19% 2015 - Sept, Shire of Ashburton: 1.11% 2015 - June, Shire of Ashburton: 1.15% 2015 - Mar, Shire of Ashburton: 1.14% 2014 - Dec, Shire of Ashburton: 1.25% 2014 - Sept, Shire of Ashburton: 1.32% 2014 - June, Shire of Ashburton: 1.46% 2014 - Mar, Shire of Ashburton: 1.51% 2013 - Dec, Shire of Ashburton: 1.33% 2013 - Sept, Shire of Ashburton: 1.23% 2013 - June, Shire of Ashburton: 1.00% 2013 - Mar, Shire of Ashburton: 0.81% 2012 - Dec, Shire of Ashburton: 0.70% 2012 - Sept, Shire of Ashburton: 0.63% 2012 - June, Shire of Ashburton: 0.68% 2012 - Mar, Shire of Ashburton: 0.75% 2011 - Dec, Shire of Ashburton: 0.97% 2011 - Sept, Shire of Ashburton: 1.17% 2011 - June, Shire of Ashburton: 1.35% 2011 - Mar, Shire of Ashburton: 1.57%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2017 - Mar, Shire of Ashburton: 101 people 2016 - Dec, Shire of Ashburton: 106 people 2016 - Sept, Shire of Ashburton: 113 people 2016 - June, Shire of Ashburton: 110 people 2016 - Mar, Shire of Ashburton: 105 people 2015 - Dec, Shire of Ashburton: 107 people 2015 - Sept, Shire of Ashburton: 101 people 2015 - June, Shire of Ashburton: 105 people 2015 - Mar, Shire of Ashburton: 102 people 2014 - Dec, Shire of Ashburton: 111 people 2014 - Sept, Shire of Ashburton: 117 people 2014 - June, Shire of Ashburton: 129 people 2014 - Mar, Shire of Ashburton: 132 people 2013 - Dec, Shire of Ashburton: 113 people 2013 - Sept, Shire of Ashburton: 101 people 2013 - June, Shire of Ashburton: 80 people 2013 - Mar, Shire of Ashburton: 64 people 2012 - Dec, Shire of Ashburton: 55 people 2012 - Sept, Shire of Ashburton: 49 people 2012 - June, Shire of Ashburton: 51 people 2012 - Mar, Shire of Ashburton: 55 people 2011 - Dec, Shire of Ashburton: 69 people 2011 - Sept, Shire of Ashburton: 82 people 2011 - June, Shire of Ashburton: 94 people 2011 - Mar, Shire of Ashburton: 109 people
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Unemployment
Shire of AshburtonRegional WA Western AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March1019,308+1.09+5.31+6.40+5.90
2016
December1069,226+1.15+5.48+6.50+5.70
September1139,041+1.25+5.62+6.40+5.70
June1108,944+1.23+5.76+5.90+5.70
March1058,932+1.18+5.70+5.80+5.70
2015
December1079,019+1.19+5.60+6.10+5.80
September1019,098+1.11+5.38+6.20+6.10
June1059,111+1.15+5.06+5.90+6.10
March1028,978+1.14+4.84+5.70+6.10
2014
December1118,869+1.25+5.01+5.50+6.20
September1178,849+1.32+5.19+5.10+6.20
June1298,814+1.46+5.61+5.00+6.00
March1328,731+1.51+5.81+5.10+5.90
2013
December1138,518+1.33+5.58+4.70+5.80
September1018,220+1.23+5.36+4.40+5.70
June808,032+1.00+4.85+4.90+5.70
March647,907+0.81+4.40+4.70+5.50
2012
December557,845+0.70+3.94+4.30+5.40
September497,755+0.63+3.65+4.10+5.30
June517,550+0.68+3.74+3.70+5.20
March557,370+0.75+3.89+3.80+5.10
2011
December697,146+0.97+4.11+4.20+5.20
September827,008+1.17+4.45+4.30+5.20
June946,984+1.35+4.48+4.20+5.00
March1096,941+1.57+4.55+4.20+4.90
2010
December1106,924+1.59+4.65+4.40+5.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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