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In the 2016 September quarter, the unemployment rate in the Hornsby Shire was 5.55%.

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, Greater Sydney : 4.86% 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 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 5.55% 2016 - June, Hornsby Shire: 5.40% 2016 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 4.99% 2015 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 4.96% 2015 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 5.33% 2015 - June, Hornsby Shire: 5.53% 2015 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 5.54% 2014 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 5.45% 2014 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 5.28% 2014 - June, Hornsby Shire: 5.16% 2014 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 5.23% 2013 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 5.08% 2013 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 4.77% 2013 - June, Hornsby Shire: 4.63% 2013 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 4.75% 2012 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 4.81% 2012 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 4.86% 2012 - June, Hornsby Shire: 4.80% 2012 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 4.51% 2011 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 4.30% 2011 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 4.02% 2011 - June, Hornsby Shire: 3.73% 2011 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 3.61%
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, Hornsby Shire: 4,588 people 2016 - June, Hornsby Shire: 4,463 people 2016 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 4,118 people 2015 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 4,085 people 2015 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 4,371 people 2015 - June, Hornsby Shire: 4,509 people 2015 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 4,477 people 2014 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 4,395 people 2014 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 4,271 people 2014 - June, Hornsby Shire: 4,192 people 2014 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 4,269 people 2013 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 4,115 people 2013 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 3,812 people 2013 - June, Hornsby Shire: 3,673 people 2013 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 3,740 people 2012 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 3,791 people 2012 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 3,853 people 2012 - June, Hornsby Shire: 3,813 people 2012 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 3,582 people 2011 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 3,402 people 2011 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 3,159 people 2011 - June, Hornsby Shire: 2,917 people 2011 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 2,814 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
Hornsby ShireGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleWorkforceUnemployment rate %Unemployment rate %Unemployment rate %Unemployment rate %
2016
September4,58882,620+5.55+4.86+5.00+5.70
June4,46382,688+5.40+5.04+5.20+5.70
March4,11882,486+4.99+5.04+5.30+5.80
2015
December4,08582,367+4.96+5.09+5.30+5.80
September4,37182,081+5.33+5.23+5.70+6.10
June4,50981,551+5.53+5.18+5.90+6.10
March4,47780,857+5.54+5.23+6.00+6.20
2014
December4,39580,667+5.45+5.22+6.10+6.20
September4,27180,853+5.28+5.32+5.90+6.20
June4,19281,191+5.16+5.39+5.70+6.00
March4,26981,616+5.23+5.40+5.50+5.90
2013
December4,11580,957+5.08+5.37+5.70+5.80
September3,81279,914+4.77+5.14+5.80+5.70
June3,67379,377+4.63+4.90+5.60+5.70
March3,74078,707+4.75+4.86+5.40+5.50
2012
December3,79178,763+4.81+4.82+5.10+5.40
September3,85379,200+4.86+4.96+5.00+5.30
June3,81379,406+4.80+5.07+5.00+5.20
March3,58279,346+4.51+5.11+5.00+5.10
2011
December3,40279,037+4.30+5.06+5.20+5.20
September3,15978,570+4.02+4.89+5.30+5.20
June2,91778,197+3.73+4.83+5.20+5.00
March2,81477,956+3.61+4.89+5.00+4.90
2010
December2,75477,958+3.53+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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