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Unemployment

In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Hilltops Council area was 5.75%.

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, NSW: 5.20% 2016 - Dec, NSW: 5.10% 2016 - Sept, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - June, NSW: 5.10% 2016 - Mar, NSW: 5.20% 2015 - Dec, NSW: 5.30% 2015 - Sept, NSW: 5.70% 2015 - June, NSW: 5.90% 2015 - Mar, NSW: 6.00% 2014 - Dec, NSW: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, NSW: 5.90% 2014 - June, NSW: 5.70% 2014 - Mar, NSW: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, NSW: 5.70% 2013 - Sept, NSW: 5.80% 2013 - June, NSW: 5.60% 2013 - Mar, NSW: 5.40% 2012 - Dec, NSW: 5.10% 2012 - Sept, NSW: 5.10% 2012 - June, NSW: 5.00% 2012 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2011 - Dec, NSW: 5.30% 2011 - Sept, NSW: 5.30% 2011 - June, NSW: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2017 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.53% 2016 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.65% 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% 2017 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 5.75% 2016 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 5.04% 2016 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 4.88% 2016 - June, Hilltops Council area: 5.22% 2016 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 5.08% 2015 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 4.94% 2015 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 4.57% 2015 - June, Hilltops Council area: 4.42% 2015 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 5.52% 2014 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 7.12% 2014 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 7.78% 2014 - June, Hilltops Council area: 7.74% 2014 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 6.94% 2013 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 5.36% 2013 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 4.99% 2013 - June, Hilltops Council area: 5.15% 2013 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 4.90% 2012 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 4.27% 2012 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 4.45% 2012 - June, Hilltops Council area: 4.09% 2012 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 4.02% 2011 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 3.85% 2011 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 3.58% 2011 - June, Hilltops Council area: 3.93% 2011 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 4.84%
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, Hilltops Council area: 491 people 2016 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 438 people 2016 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 432 people 2016 - June, Hilltops Council area: 931 people 2016 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 899 people 2015 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 874 people 2015 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 810 people 2015 - June, Hilltops Council area: 774 people 2015 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 968 people 2014 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 1,236 people 2014 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 1,328 people 2014 - June, Hilltops Council area: 1,306 people 2014 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 1,177 people 2013 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 924 people 2013 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 883 people 2013 - June, Hilltops Council area: 938 people 2013 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 903 people 2012 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 789 people 2012 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 820 people 2012 - June, Hilltops Council area: 752 people 2012 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 738 people 2011 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 704 people 2011 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 648 people 2011 - June, Hilltops Council area: 704 people 2011 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 856 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
Hilltops Council areaRegional NSW NSWAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March4918,537+5.75+5.53+5.20+5.90
2016
December4388,687+5.04+5.65+5.10+5.70
September4328,854+4.88+5.87+5.00+5.70
June93117,848+5.22+6.15+5.10+5.70
March89917,709+5.08+6.60+5.20+5.70
2015
December87417,690+4.94+7.11+5.30+5.80
September81017,723+4.57+7.35+5.70+6.10
June77417,528+4.42+7.38+5.90+6.10
March96817,550+5.52+7.19+6.00+6.10
2014
December1,23617,366+7.12+6.80+6.10+6.20
September1,32817,065+7.78+6.53+5.90+6.20
June1,30616,879+7.74+6.30+5.70+6.00
March1,17716,958+6.94+6.18+5.50+5.90
2013
December92417,229+5.36+6.01+5.70+5.80
September88317,708+4.99+5.89+5.80+5.70
June93818,206+5.15+5.88+5.60+5.70
March90318,435+4.90+5.67+5.40+5.50
2012
December78918,472+4.27+5.51+5.10+5.40
September82018,445+4.45+5.42+5.10+5.30
June75218,402+4.09+5.38+5.00+5.20
March73818,339+4.02+5.36+5.00+5.10
2011
December70418,297+3.85+5.39+5.30+5.20
September64818,114+3.58+5.49+5.30+5.20
June70417,911+3.93+5.45+5.20+5.00
March85617,684+4.84+5.56+5.00+4.90
2010
December1,12417,298+6.50+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 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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