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West Coast Council area

Unemployment

In the 2017 June quarter, the unemployment rate in West Coast Council area was 7.54%.

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 - June, Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 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: 5.80% 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 - June, Tasmania: 6.00% 2017 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.90% 2016 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.10% 2016 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.60% 2016 - June, Tasmania: 6.50% 2016 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.60% 2015 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.70% 2015 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.30% 2015 - June, Tasmania: 6.60% 2015 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.80% 2014 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.70% 2014 - Sept, Tasmania: 7.10% 2014 - June, Tasmania: 7.30% 2014 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.50% 2013 - Dec, Tasmania: 7.70% 2013 - Sept, Tasmania: 8.00% 2013 - June, Tasmania: 7.90% 2013 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.30% 2012 - Dec, Tasmania: 7.10% 2012 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.80% 2012 - June, Tasmania: 6.90% 2012 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.10% 2011 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.40% 2011 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.30% 2011 - June, Tasmania: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.60% 2017 - June, Greater Hobart : 5.82% 2017 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 5.92% 2016 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.37% 2016 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.40% 2016 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.12% 2016 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.27% 2015 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.21% 2015 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.04% 2015 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.34% 2015 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.31% 2014 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.47% 2014 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.84% 2014 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.76% 2014 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.88% 2013 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.59% 2013 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.23% 2013 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.06% 2013 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 5.87% 2012 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 5.78% 2012 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 5.75% 2012 - June, Greater Hobart : 5.44% 2012 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 4.95% 2011 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 4.61% 2011 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 4.47% 2011 - June, Greater Hobart : 4.60% 2011 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 4.80% 2017 - June, West Coast Council area: 7.54% 2017 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 7.81% 2016 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 8.14% 2016 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 8.52% 2016 - June, West Coast Council area: 9.11% 2016 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 10.14% 2015 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 10.47% 2015 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 10.91% 2015 - June, West Coast Council area: 10.40% 2015 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 9.90% 2014 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 10.06% 2014 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 10.30% 2014 - June, West Coast Council area: 10.88% 2014 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 10.90% 2013 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 10.77% 2013 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 10.58% 2013 - June, West Coast Council area: 9.95% 2013 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 10.68% 2012 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 11.24% 2012 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 10.39% 2012 - June, West Coast Council area: 9.41% 2012 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 7.99% 2011 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 7.35% 2011 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 7.74% 2011 - June, West Coast Council area: 8.48% 2011 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 9.19%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2017 - June, West Coast Council area: 167 people 2017 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 173 people 2016 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 180 people 2016 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 190 people 2016 - June, West Coast Council area: 206 people 2016 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 232 people 2015 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 241 people 2015 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 249 people 2015 - June, West Coast Council area: 234 people 2015 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 222 people 2014 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 226 people 2014 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 231 people 2014 - June, West Coast Council area: 244 people 2014 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 246 people 2013 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 244 people 2013 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 242 people 2013 - June, West Coast Council area: 229 people 2013 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 245 people 2012 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 257 people 2012 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 237 people 2012 - June, West Coast Council area: 215 people 2012 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 184 people 2011 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 173 people 2011 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 187 people 2011 - June, West Coast Council area: 209 people 2011 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 230 people
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Unemployment
West Coast Council areaGreater Hobart TasmaniaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
June1672,216+7.54+5.82+6.00+5.60
March1732,216+7.81+5.92+5.90+5.80
2016
December1802,210+8.14+6.37+6.10+5.80
September1902,230+8.52+6.40+6.60+5.70
June2062,262+9.11+6.12+6.50+5.70
March2322,287+10.14+6.27+6.60+5.70
2015
December2412,301+10.47+6.21+6.70+5.80
September2492,283+10.91+6.04+6.30+6.10
June2342,250+10.40+6.34+6.60+6.10
March2222,243+9.90+6.31+6.80+6.10
2014
December2262,247+10.06+6.47+6.70+6.20
September2312,243+10.30+6.84+7.10+6.20
June2442,242+10.88+6.76+7.30+6.00
March2462,257+10.90+6.88+7.50+5.90
2013
December2442,266+10.77+6.59+7.70+5.80
September2422,287+10.58+6.23+8.00+5.80
June2292,302+9.95+6.06+7.90+5.70
March2452,295+10.68+5.87+7.30+5.50
2012
December2572,287+11.24+5.78+7.10+5.40
September2372,281+10.39+5.75+6.80+5.30
June2152,286+9.41+5.44+6.90+5.20
March1842,303+7.99+4.95+7.10+5.10
2011
December1732,355+7.35+4.61+6.40+5.20
September1872,416+7.74+4.47+5.30+5.20
June2092,465+8.48+4.60+5.20+5.00
March2302,502+9.19+4.80+5.60+4.90
2010
December2282,514+9.07+4.88+5.50+5.00

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

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