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In the 2016 December quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Mitcham was 3.49%.

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 - 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% 2016 - Dec, South Australia: 6.60% 2016 - Sept, South Australia: 6.70% 2016 - June, South Australia: 6.70% 2016 - Mar, South Australia: 7.00% 2015 - Dec, South Australia: 7.20% 2015 - Sept, South Australia: 7.60% 2015 - June, South Australia: 7.70% 2015 - Mar, South Australia: 7.10% 2014 - Dec, South Australia: 6.80% 2014 - Sept, South Australia: 6.50% 2014 - June, South Australia: 6.70% 2014 - Mar, South Australia: 6.90% 2013 - Dec, South Australia: 6.80% 2013 - Sept, South Australia: 6.50% 2013 - June, South Australia: 6.20% 2013 - Mar, South Australia: 6.00% 2012 - Dec, South Australia: 5.80% 2012 - Sept, South Australia: 5.50% 2012 - June, South Australia: 5.50% 2012 - Mar, South Australia: 5.30% 2011 - Dec, South Australia: 5.30% 2011 - Sept, South Australia: 5.20% 2011 - June, South Australia: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, South Australia: 5.50% 2016 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 7.08% 2016 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 7.16% 2016 - June, Greater Adelaide : 7.37% 2016 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 7.51% 2015 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 7.38% 2015 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 7.23% 2015 - June, Greater Adelaide : 6.92% 2015 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 6.66% 2014 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 6.67% 2014 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 6.74% 2014 - June, Greater Adelaide : 6.67% 2014 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 6.51% 2013 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 6.32% 2013 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 5.96% 2013 - June, Greater Adelaide : 5.77% 2013 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 5.68% 2012 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 5.54% 2012 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 5.49% 2012 - June, Greater Adelaide : 5.44% 2012 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 5.40% 2011 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 5.47% 2011 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 5.52% 2011 - June, Greater Adelaide : 5.50% 2011 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 5.51% 2016 - Dec, City of Mitcham: 3.49% 2016 - Sept, City of Mitcham: 3.63% 2016 - June, City of Mitcham: 3.62% 2016 - Mar, City of Mitcham: 3.78% 2015 - Dec, City of Mitcham: 3.74% 2015 - Sept, City of Mitcham: 3.58% 2015 - June, City of Mitcham: 3.51% 2015 - Mar, City of Mitcham: 3.38% 2014 - Dec, City of Mitcham: 3.40% 2014 - Sept, City of Mitcham: 3.69% 2014 - June, City of Mitcham: 3.53% 2014 - Mar, City of Mitcham: 3.23% 2013 - Dec, City of Mitcham: 2.82% 2013 - Sept, City of Mitcham: 2.40% 2013 - June, City of Mitcham: 2.29% 2013 - Mar, City of Mitcham: 2.55% 2012 - Dec, City of Mitcham: 2.76% 2012 - Sept, City of Mitcham: 2.84% 2012 - June, City of Mitcham: 2.75% 2012 - Mar, City of Mitcham: 2.42% 2011 - Dec, City of Mitcham: 2.27% 2011 - Sept, City of Mitcham: 2.19% 2011 - June, City of Mitcham: 2.33% 2011 - Mar, City of Mitcham: 2.52%
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 - Dec, City of Mitcham: 1,220 people 2016 - Sept, City of Mitcham: 1,263 people 2016 - June, City of Mitcham: 1,254 people 2016 - Mar, City of Mitcham: 1,303 people 2015 - Dec, City of Mitcham: 1,275 people 2015 - Sept, City of Mitcham: 1,201 people 2015 - June, City of Mitcham: 1,170 people 2015 - Mar, City of Mitcham: 1,118 people 2014 - Dec, City of Mitcham: 1,132 people 2014 - Sept, City of Mitcham: 1,249 people 2014 - June, City of Mitcham: 1,215 people 2014 - Mar, City of Mitcham: 1,144 people 2013 - Dec, City of Mitcham: 1,017 people 2013 - Sept, City of Mitcham: 876 people 2013 - June, City of Mitcham: 841 people 2013 - Mar, City of Mitcham: 940 people 2012 - Dec, City of Mitcham: 1,008 people 2012 - Sept, City of Mitcham: 1,031 people 2012 - June, City of Mitcham: 993 people 2012 - Mar, City of Mitcham: 870 people 2011 - Dec, City of Mitcham: 821 people 2011 - Sept, City of Mitcham: 795 people 2011 - June, City of Mitcham: 849 people 2011 - Mar, City of Mitcham: 918 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
City of MitchamGreater Adelaide South AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2016
December1,22034,995+3.49+7.08+6.60+5.70
September1,26334,766+3.63+7.16+6.70+5.70
June1,25434,608+3.62+7.37+6.70+5.70
March1,30334,447+3.78+7.51+7.00+5.70
2015
December1,27534,064+3.74+7.38+7.20+5.80
September1,20133,557+3.58+7.23+7.60+6.10
June1,17033,295+3.51+6.92+7.70+6.10
March1,11833,112+3.38+6.66+7.10+6.10
2014
December1,13233,262+3.40+6.67+6.80+6.20
September1,24933,823+3.69+6.74+6.50+6.20
June1,21534,434+3.53+6.67+6.70+6.00
March1,14435,376+3.23+6.51+6.90+5.90
2013
December1,01736,052+2.82+6.32+6.80+5.80
September87636,493+2.40+5.96+6.50+5.70
June84136,788+2.29+5.77+6.20+5.70
March94036,796+2.55+5.68+6.00+5.50
2012
December1,00836,552+2.76+5.54+5.80+5.40
September1,03136,290+2.84+5.49+5.50+5.30
June99336,094+2.75+5.44+5.50+5.20
March87035,998+2.42+5.40+5.30+5.10
2011
December82136,107+2.27+5.47+5.30+5.20
September79536,330+2.19+5.52+5.20+5.20
June84936,456+2.33+5.50+5.20+5.00
March91836,372+2.52+5.51+5.50+4.90
2010
December96636,377+2.66+5.36+5.60+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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