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In the 2016 June quarter, the unemployment rate in Canterbury City was 6.72%.

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 - 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 - 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 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.04% 2016 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.04% 2015 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.09% 2015 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.23% 2015 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.18% 2015 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.23% 2014 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.22% 2014 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.32% 2014 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.39% 2014 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.40% 2013 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.37% 2013 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.14% 2013 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.90% 2013 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.86% 2012 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.82% 2012 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.96% 2012 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.07% 2012 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.11% 2011 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.06% 2011 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.89% 2011 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.83% 2011 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.89% 2016 - June, Canterbury City: 6.72% 2016 - Mar, Canterbury City: 7.34% 2015 - Dec, Canterbury City: 7.80% 2015 - Sept, Canterbury City: 8.11% 2015 - June, Canterbury City: 7.42% 2015 - Mar, Canterbury City: 6.60% 2014 - Dec, Canterbury City: 6.24% 2014 - Sept, Canterbury City: 5.74% 2014 - June, Canterbury City: 5.81% 2014 - Mar, Canterbury City: 6.00% 2013 - Dec, Canterbury City: 5.95% 2013 - Sept, Canterbury City: 6.40% 2013 - June, Canterbury City: 6.98% 2013 - Mar, Canterbury City: 7.17% 2012 - Dec, Canterbury City: 7.22% 2012 - Sept, Canterbury City: 7.44% 2012 - June, Canterbury City: 7.67% 2012 - Mar, Canterbury City: 7.91% 2011 - Dec, Canterbury City: 8.11% 2011 - Sept, Canterbury City: 7.95% 2011 - June, Canterbury City: 7.81% 2011 - Mar, Canterbury City: 8.50%
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 - June, Canterbury City: 5,036 people 2016 - Mar, Canterbury City: 5,547 people 2015 - Dec, Canterbury City: 5,850 people 2015 - Sept, Canterbury City: 6,011 people 2015 - June, Canterbury City: 5,417 people 2015 - Mar, Canterbury City: 4,743 people 2014 - Dec, Canterbury City: 4,472 people 2014 - Sept, Canterbury City: 4,074 people 2014 - June, Canterbury City: 4,104 people 2014 - Mar, Canterbury City: 4,223 people 2013 - Dec, Canterbury City: 4,149 people 2013 - Sept, Canterbury City: 4,466 people 2013 - June, Canterbury City: 4,831 people 2013 - Mar, Canterbury City: 4,961 people 2012 - Dec, Canterbury City: 5,023 people 2012 - Sept, Canterbury City: 5,232 people 2012 - June, Canterbury City: 5,456 people 2012 - Mar, Canterbury City: 5,656 people 2011 - Dec, Canterbury City: 5,806 people 2011 - Sept, Canterbury City: 5,614 people 2011 - June, Canterbury City: 5,403 people 2011 - Mar, Canterbury City: 5,785 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
Canterbury CityGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleWorkforceUnemployment rate %Unemployment rate %Unemployment rate %Unemployment rate %
2016
June5,03674,984+6.72+5.04+5.20+5.70
March5,54775,582+7.34+5.04+5.30+5.80
2015
December5,85075,023+7.80+5.09+5.30+5.80
September6,01174,098+8.11+5.23+5.70+6.10
June5,41773,020+7.42+5.18+5.90+6.10
March4,74371,865+6.60+5.23+6.00+6.20
2014
December4,47271,610+6.24+5.22+6.10+6.20
September4,07470,965+5.74+5.32+5.90+6.20
June4,10470,694+5.81+5.39+5.70+6.00
March4,22370,435+6.00+5.40+5.50+5.90
2013
December4,14969,769+5.95+5.37+5.70+5.80
September4,46669,748+6.40+5.14+5.80+5.70
June4,83169,234+6.98+4.90+5.60+5.70
March4,96169,202+7.17+4.86+5.40+5.50
2012
December5,02369,524+7.22+4.82+5.10+5.40
September5,23270,313+7.44+4.96+5.00+5.30
June5,45671,169+7.67+5.07+5.00+5.20
March5,65671,464+7.91+5.11+5.00+5.10
2011
December5,80671,550+8.11+5.06+5.20+5.20
September5,61470,654+7.95+4.89+5.30+5.20
June5,40369,164+7.81+4.83+5.20+5.00
March5,78568,038+8.50+4.89+5.00+4.90
2010
December6,19167,034+9.24+5.01+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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