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In the 2016 September quarter, the unemployment rate in Ballina Shire was 4.72%.

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 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - June, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Sept, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - June, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Australia: 6.20% 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% 2016 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - June, New South Wales: 5.20% 2016 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.30% 2015 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.30% 2015 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.70% 2015 - June, New South Wales: 5.90% 2015 - Mar, New South Wales: 6.00% 2014 - Dec, New South Wales: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.90% 2014 - June, New South Wales: 5.70% 2014 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.70% 2013 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.80% 2013 - June, New South Wales: 5.60% 2013 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.40% 2012 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.10% 2012 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.00% 2012 - June, New South Wales: 5.00% 2012 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.00% 2011 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.20% 2011 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.30% 2011 - June, New South Wales: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.87% 2016 - June, Regional NSW : 6.15% 2016 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.60% 2015 - Dec, Regional NSW : 7.11% 2015 - Sept, Regional NSW : 7.35% 2015 - June, Regional NSW : 7.38% 2015 - Mar, Regional NSW : 7.19% 2014 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.80% 2014 - Sept, Regional NSW : 6.53% 2014 - June, Regional NSW : 6.30% 2014 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.18% 2013 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.01% 2013 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.89% 2013 - June, Regional NSW : 5.88% 2013 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.67% 2012 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.51% 2012 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.42% 2012 - June, Regional NSW : 5.38% 2012 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.36% 2011 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.39% 2011 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.49% 2011 - June, Regional NSW : 5.45% 2011 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.56% 2016 - Sept, Ballina Shire: 4.72% 2016 - June, Ballina Shire: 5.39% 2016 - Mar, Ballina Shire: 6.11% 2015 - Dec, Ballina Shire: 6.70% 2015 - Sept, Ballina Shire: 7.23% 2015 - June, Ballina Shire: 7.04% 2015 - Mar, Ballina Shire: 6.80% 2014 - Dec, Ballina Shire: 6.26% 2014 - Sept, Ballina Shire: 5.62% 2014 - June, Ballina Shire: 5.49% 2014 - Mar, Ballina Shire: 5.95% 2013 - Dec, Ballina Shire: 6.02% 2013 - Sept, Ballina Shire: 5.97% 2013 - June, Ballina Shire: 5.66% 2013 - Mar, Ballina Shire: 4.96% 2012 - Dec, Ballina Shire: 4.54% 2012 - Sept, Ballina Shire: 4.28% 2012 - June, Ballina Shire: 4.10% 2012 - Mar, Ballina Shire: 4.13% 2011 - Dec, Ballina Shire: 4.22% 2011 - Sept, Ballina Shire: 4.41% 2011 - June, Ballina Shire: 4.68% 2011 - Mar, Ballina Shire: 4.77%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2016 - Sept, Ballina Shire: 953 people 2016 - June, Ballina Shire: 1,081 people 2016 - Mar, Ballina Shire: 1,200 people 2015 - Dec, Ballina Shire: 1,267 people 2015 - Sept, Ballina Shire: 1,307 people 2015 - June, Ballina Shire: 1,231 people 2015 - Mar, Ballina Shire: 1,187 people 2014 - Dec, Ballina Shire: 1,120 people 2014 - Sept, Ballina Shire: 1,049 people 2014 - June, Ballina Shire: 1,046 people 2014 - Mar, Ballina Shire: 1,162 people 2013 - Dec, Ballina Shire: 1,175 people 2013 - Sept, Ballina Shire: 1,164 people 2013 - June, Ballina Shire: 1,120 people 2013 - Mar, Ballina Shire: 981 people 2012 - Dec, Ballina Shire: 898 people 2012 - Sept, Ballina Shire: 855 people 2012 - June, Ballina Shire: 826 people 2012 - Mar, Ballina Shire: 839 people 2011 - Dec, Ballina Shire: 877 people 2011 - Sept, Ballina Shire: 917 people 2011 - June, Ballina Shire: 969 people 2011 - Mar, Ballina Shire: 982 people
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Unemployment
Ballina ShireRegional NSW New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleWorkforceUnemployment rate %Unemployment rate %Unemployment rate %Unemployment rate %
2016
September95320,206+4.72+5.87+5.00+5.70
June1,08120,068+5.39+6.15+5.20+5.70
March1,20019,634+6.11+6.60+5.30+5.80
2015
December1,26718,898+6.70+7.11+5.30+5.80
September1,30718,087+7.23+7.35+5.70+6.10
June1,23117,494+7.04+7.38+5.90+6.10
March1,18717,459+6.80+7.19+6.00+6.20
2014
December1,12017,904+6.26+6.80+6.10+6.20
September1,04918,671+5.62+6.53+5.90+6.20
June1,04619,045+5.49+6.30+5.70+6.00
March1,16219,521+5.95+6.18+5.50+5.90
2013
December1,17519,520+6.02+6.01+5.70+5.80
September1,16419,496+5.97+5.89+5.80+5.70
June1,12019,780+5.66+5.88+5.60+5.70
March98119,774+4.96+5.67+5.40+5.50
2012
December89819,767+4.54+5.51+5.10+5.40
September85519,981+4.28+5.42+5.00+5.30
June82620,146+4.10+5.38+5.00+5.20
March83920,296+4.13+5.36+5.00+5.10
2011
December87720,782+4.22+5.39+5.20+5.20
September91720,816+4.41+5.49+5.30+5.20
June96920,687+4.68+5.45+5.20+5.00
March98220,569+4.77+5.56+5.00+4.90
2010
December1,10020,197+5.45+5.77+4.90+5.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, March 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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