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Unemployment

In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Town of Cambridge was 3.42%.

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, Greater Perth : 6.48% 2016 - Dec, Greater Perth : 6.25% 2016 - Sept, Greater Perth : 6.09% 2016 - June, Greater Perth : 6.01% 2016 - Mar, Greater Perth : 5.99% 2015 - Dec, Greater Perth : 5.97% 2015 - Sept, Greater Perth : 5.76% 2015 - June, Greater Perth : 5.48% 2015 - Mar, Greater Perth : 5.35% 2014 - Dec, Greater Perth : 5.20% 2014 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.83% 2014 - June, Greater Perth : 4.63% 2014 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.56% 2013 - Dec, Greater Perth : 4.33% 2013 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.42% 2013 - June, Greater Perth : 4.31% 2013 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.04% 2012 - Dec, Greater Perth : 3.99% 2012 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.01% 2012 - June, Greater Perth : 4.10% 2012 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.21% 2011 - Dec, Greater Perth : 4.28% 2011 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.25% 2011 - June, Greater Perth : 4.34% 2011 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.37% 2017 - Mar, Town of Cambridge: 3.42% 2016 - Dec, Town of Cambridge: 3.11% 2016 - Sept, Town of Cambridge: 2.85% 2016 - June, Town of Cambridge: 2.62% 2016 - Mar, Town of Cambridge: 3.15% 2015 - Dec, Town of Cambridge: 3.37% 2015 - Sept, Town of Cambridge: 2.99% 2015 - June, Town of Cambridge: 2.89% 2015 - Mar, Town of Cambridge: 3.10% 2014 - Dec, Town of Cambridge: 3.12% 2014 - Sept, Town of Cambridge: 3.35% 2014 - June, Town of Cambridge: 3.57% 2014 - Mar, Town of Cambridge: 3.12% 2013 - Dec, Town of Cambridge: 2.78% 2013 - Sept, Town of Cambridge: 2.70% 2013 - June, Town of Cambridge: 2.35% 2013 - Mar, Town of Cambridge: 2.23% 2012 - Dec, Town of Cambridge: 2.20% 2012 - Sept, Town of Cambridge: 1.98% 2012 - June, Town of Cambridge: 1.92% 2012 - Mar, Town of Cambridge: 2.10% 2011 - Dec, Town of Cambridge: 2.30% 2011 - Sept, Town of Cambridge: 2.59% 2011 - June, Town of Cambridge: 2.87% 2011 - Mar, Town of Cambridge: 3.02%
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, Town of Cambridge: 548 people 2016 - Dec, Town of Cambridge: 501 people 2016 - Sept, Town of Cambridge: 461 people 2016 - June, Town of Cambridge: 422 people 2016 - Mar, Town of Cambridge: 506 people 2015 - Dec, Town of Cambridge: 534 people 2015 - Sept, Town of Cambridge: 466 people 2015 - June, Town of Cambridge: 457 people 2015 - Mar, Town of Cambridge: 497 people 2014 - Dec, Town of Cambridge: 507 people 2014 - Sept, Town of Cambridge: 543 people 2014 - June, Town of Cambridge: 567 people 2014 - Mar, Town of Cambridge: 475 people 2013 - Dec, Town of Cambridge: 412 people 2013 - Sept, Town of Cambridge: 397 people 2013 - June, Town of Cambridge: 344 people 2013 - Mar, Town of Cambridge: 331 people 2012 - Dec, Town of Cambridge: 327 people 2012 - Sept, Town of Cambridge: 288 people 2012 - June, Town of Cambridge: 277 people 2012 - Mar, Town of Cambridge: 300 people 2011 - Dec, Town of Cambridge: 328 people 2011 - Sept, Town of Cambridge: 373 people 2011 - June, Town of Cambridge: 410 people 2011 - Mar, Town of Cambridge: 430 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
Town of CambridgeGreater Perth Western AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March54816,008+3.42+6.48+6.40+5.90
2016
December50116,088+3.11+6.25+6.50+5.70
September46116,167+2.85+6.09+6.40+5.70
June42216,101+2.62+6.01+5.90+5.70
March50616,080+3.15+5.99+5.80+5.70
2015
December53415,834+3.37+5.97+6.10+5.80
September46615,600+2.99+5.76+6.20+6.10
June45715,793+2.89+5.48+5.90+6.10
March49716,035+3.10+5.35+5.70+6.10
2014
December50716,233+3.12+5.20+5.50+6.20
September54316,229+3.35+4.83+5.10+6.20
June56715,871+3.57+4.63+5.00+6.00
March47515,225+3.12+4.56+5.10+5.90
2013
December41214,815+2.78+4.33+4.70+5.80
September39714,685+2.70+4.42+4.40+5.70
June34414,617+2.35+4.31+4.90+5.70
March33114,852+2.23+4.04+4.70+5.50
2012
December32714,878+2.20+3.99+4.30+5.40
September28814,580+1.98+4.01+4.10+5.30
June27714,454+1.92+4.10+3.70+5.20
March30014,311+2.10+4.21+3.80+5.10
2011
December32814,270+2.30+4.28+4.20+5.20
September37314,385+2.59+4.25+4.30+5.20
June41014,287+2.87+4.34+4.20+5.00
March43014,228+3.02+4.37+4.20+4.90
2010
December48614,175+3.43+4.56+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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