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In the 2016 September quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Rockingham was 8.03%.

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, Western Australia: 6.40% 2016 - June, Western Australia: 5.90% 2016 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.20% 2015 - June, Western Australia: 5.90% 2015 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.70% 2014 - Dec, Western Australia: 5.50% 2014 - Sept, Western Australia: 5.10% 2014 - June, Western Australia: 5.00% 2014 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.10% 2013 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.70% 2013 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.50% 2013 - June, Western Australia: 4.90% 2013 - Mar, Western Australia: 4.70% 2012 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.30% 2012 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.10% 2012 - June, Western Australia: 3.70% 2012 - Mar, Western Australia: 3.80% 2011 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.20% 2011 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.30% 2011 - June, Western Australia: 4.20% 2011 - Mar, Western Australia: 4.20% 2016 - Sept, Greater Perth : 6.09% 2016 - June, Greater Perth : 6.01% 2016 - Mar, Greater Perth : 5.99% 2015 - Dec, Greater Perth : 5.97% 2015 - Sept, Greater Perth : 5.76% 2015 - June, Greater Perth : 5.48% 2015 - Mar, Greater Perth : 5.35% 2014 - Dec, Greater Perth : 5.20% 2014 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.83% 2014 - June, Greater Perth : 4.63% 2014 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.56% 2013 - Dec, Greater Perth : 4.33% 2013 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.42% 2013 - June, Greater Perth : 4.31% 2013 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.04% 2012 - Dec, Greater Perth : 3.99% 2012 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.01% 2012 - June, Greater Perth : 4.10% 2012 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.21% 2011 - Dec, Greater Perth : 4.28% 2011 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.25% 2011 - June, Greater Perth : 4.34% 2011 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.37% 2016 - Sept, City of Rockingham: 8.03% 2016 - June, City of Rockingham: 7.53% 2016 - Mar, City of Rockingham: 7.29% 2015 - Dec, City of Rockingham: 7.07% 2015 - Sept, City of Rockingham: 6.66% 2015 - June, City of Rockingham: 6.58% 2015 - Mar, City of Rockingham: 6.72% 2014 - Dec, City of Rockingham: 6.84% 2014 - Sept, City of Rockingham: 6.70% 2014 - June, City of Rockingham: 6.35% 2014 - Mar, City of Rockingham: 6.35% 2013 - Dec, City of Rockingham: 6.07% 2013 - Sept, City of Rockingham: 6.03% 2013 - June, City of Rockingham: 5.99% 2013 - Mar, City of Rockingham: 5.57% 2012 - Dec, City of Rockingham: 5.44% 2012 - Sept, City of Rockingham: 5.26% 2012 - June, City of Rockingham: 5.75% 2012 - Mar, City of Rockingham: 5.90% 2011 - Dec, City of Rockingham: 5.57% 2011 - Sept, City of Rockingham: 5.59% 2011 - June, City of Rockingham: 5.51% 2011 - Mar, City of Rockingham: 5.71%
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, City of Rockingham: 5,342 people 2016 - June, City of Rockingham: 5,019 people 2016 - Mar, City of Rockingham: 4,834 people 2015 - Dec, City of Rockingham: 4,635 people 2015 - Sept, City of Rockingham: 4,326 people 2015 - June, City of Rockingham: 4,188 people 2015 - Mar, City of Rockingham: 4,197 people 2014 - Dec, City of Rockingham: 4,215 people 2014 - Sept, City of Rockingham: 4,082 people 2014 - June, City of Rockingham: 3,903 people 2014 - Mar, City of Rockingham: 3,958 people 2013 - Dec, City of Rockingham: 3,832 people 2013 - Sept, City of Rockingham: 3,867 people 2013 - June, City of Rockingham: 3,858 people 2013 - Mar, City of Rockingham: 3,563 people 2012 - Dec, City of Rockingham: 3,426 people 2012 - Sept, City of Rockingham: 3,252 people 2012 - June, City of Rockingham: 3,477 people 2012 - Mar, City of Rockingham: 3,498 people 2011 - Dec, City of Rockingham: 3,244 people 2011 - Sept, City of Rockingham: 3,197 people 2011 - June, City of Rockingham: 3,126 people 2011 - Mar, City of Rockingham: 3,216 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 RockinghamGreater Perth Western AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleWorkforceUnemployment rate %Unemployment rate %Unemployment rate %Unemployment rate %
2016
September5,34266,564+8.03+6.09+6.40+5.70
June5,01966,671+7.53+6.01+5.90+5.70
March4,83466,336+7.29+5.99+5.70+5.80
2015
December4,63565,601+7.07+5.97+6.10+5.80
September4,32664,907+6.66+5.76+6.20+6.10
June4,18863,609+6.58+5.48+5.90+6.10
March4,19762,436+6.72+5.35+5.70+6.20
2014
December4,21561,658+6.84+5.20+5.50+6.20
September4,08260,959+6.70+4.83+5.10+6.20
June3,90361,429+6.35+4.63+5.00+6.00
March3,95862,297+6.35+4.56+5.10+5.90
2013
December3,83263,153+6.07+4.33+4.70+5.80
September3,86764,138+6.03+4.42+4.50+5.70
June3,85864,391+5.99+4.31+4.90+5.70
March3,56363,932+5.57+4.04+4.70+5.50
2012
December3,42663,026+5.44+3.99+4.30+5.40
September3,25261,784+5.26+4.01+4.10+5.30
June3,47760,478+5.75+4.10+3.70+5.20
March3,49859,301+5.90+4.21+3.80+5.10
2011
December3,24458,236+5.57+4.28+4.20+5.20
September3,19757,198+5.59+4.25+4.30+5.20
June3,12656,761+5.51+4.34+4.20+5.00
March3,21656,296+5.71+4.37+4.20+4.90
2010
December3,56855,690+6.41+4.56+4.50+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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