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Unemployment

In the 2017 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Surf Coast Shire was 2.88%.

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, Victoria: 6.10% 2016 - Dec, Victoria: 5.90% 2016 - Sept, Victoria: 5.80% 2016 - June, Victoria: 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Victoria: 5.80% 2015 - Dec, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - Sept, Victoria: 6.10% 2015 - June, Victoria: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Victoria: 6.10% 2014 - Dec, Victoria: 6.50% 2014 - Sept, Victoria: 6.80% 2014 - June, Victoria: 6.60% 2014 - Mar, Victoria: 6.40% 2013 - Dec, Victoria: 6.20% 2013 - Sept, Victoria: 5.90% 2013 - June, Victoria: 5.70% 2013 - Mar, Victoria: 5.80% 2012 - Dec, Victoria: 5.60% 2012 - Sept, Victoria: 5.50% 2012 - June, Victoria: 5.50% 2012 - Mar, Victoria: 5.50% 2011 - Dec, Victoria: 5.30% 2011 - Sept, Victoria: 5.30% 2011 - June, Victoria: 5.00% 2011 - Mar, Victoria: 4.80% 2017 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.54% 2016 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.74% 2016 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.86% 2016 - June, Regional VIC : 5.91% 2016 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.94% 2015 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.79% 2015 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.99% 2015 - June, Regional VIC : 6.14% 2015 - Mar, Regional VIC : 6.32% 2014 - Dec, Regional VIC : 6.29% 2014 - Sept, Regional VIC : 6.07% 2014 - June, Regional VIC : 5.63% 2014 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.39% 2013 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.45% 2013 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.57% 2013 - June, Regional VIC : 5.81% 2013 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.72% 2012 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.64% 2012 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.34% 2012 - June, Regional VIC : 5.13% 2012 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.13% 2011 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.08% 2011 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.37% 2011 - June, Regional VIC : 5.77% 2011 - Mar, Regional VIC : 6.04% 2017 - Mar, Surf Coast Shire: 2.88% 2016 - Dec, Surf Coast Shire: 3.07% 2016 - Sept, Surf Coast Shire: 2.81% 2016 - June, Surf Coast Shire: 2.74% 2016 - Mar, Surf Coast Shire: 2.87% 2015 - Dec, Surf Coast Shire: 2.91% 2015 - Sept, Surf Coast Shire: 3.41% 2015 - June, Surf Coast Shire: 3.83% 2015 - Mar, Surf Coast Shire: 3.95% 2014 - Dec, Surf Coast Shire: 3.85% 2014 - Sept, Surf Coast Shire: 3.65% 2014 - June, Surf Coast Shire: 3.14% 2014 - Mar, Surf Coast Shire: 3.19% 2013 - Dec, Surf Coast Shire: 3.15% 2013 - Sept, Surf Coast Shire: 3.25% 2013 - June, Surf Coast Shire: 3.37% 2013 - Mar, Surf Coast Shire: 3.03% 2012 - Dec, Surf Coast Shire: 3.04% 2012 - Sept, Surf Coast Shire: 2.75% 2012 - June, Surf Coast Shire: 2.58% 2012 - Mar, Surf Coast Shire: 2.52% 2011 - Dec, Surf Coast Shire: 2.37% 2011 - Sept, Surf Coast Shire: 2.45% 2011 - June, Surf Coast Shire: 2.77% 2011 - Mar, Surf Coast Shire: 3.01%
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, Surf Coast Shire: 466 people 2016 - Dec, Surf Coast Shire: 493 people 2016 - Sept, Surf Coast Shire: 442 people 2016 - June, Surf Coast Shire: 413 people 2016 - Mar, Surf Coast Shire: 416 people 2015 - Dec, Surf Coast Shire: 416 people 2015 - Sept, Surf Coast Shire: 483 people 2015 - June, Surf Coast Shire: 546 people 2015 - Mar, Surf Coast Shire: 560 people 2014 - Dec, Surf Coast Shire: 534 people 2014 - Sept, Surf Coast Shire: 505 people 2014 - June, Surf Coast Shire: 437 people 2014 - Mar, Surf Coast Shire: 449 people 2013 - Dec, Surf Coast Shire: 452 people 2013 - Sept, Surf Coast Shire: 473 people 2013 - June, Surf Coast Shire: 497 people 2013 - Mar, Surf Coast Shire: 447 people 2012 - Dec, Surf Coast Shire: 451 people 2012 - Sept, Surf Coast Shire: 404 people 2012 - June, Surf Coast Shire: 374 people 2012 - Mar, Surf Coast Shire: 363 people 2011 - Dec, Surf Coast Shire: 337 people 2011 - Sept, Surf Coast Shire: 342 people 2011 - June, Surf Coast Shire: 381 people 2011 - Mar, Surf Coast Shire: 405 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
Surf Coast ShireRegional VIC VictoriaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
March46616,185+2.88+5.54+6.10+5.90
2016
December49316,078+3.07+5.74+5.90+5.70
September44215,753+2.81+5.86+5.80+5.70
June41315,046+2.74+5.91+5.70+5.70
March41614,507+2.87+5.94+5.80+5.70
2015
December41614,278+2.91+5.79+6.00+5.80
September48314,149+3.41+5.99+6.10+6.10
June54614,245+3.83+6.14+6.10+6.10
March56014,168+3.95+6.32+6.10+6.10
2014
December53413,887+3.85+6.29+6.50+6.20
September50513,840+3.65+6.07+6.80+6.20
June43713,928+3.14+5.63+6.60+6.00
March44914,091+3.19+5.39+6.40+5.90
2013
December45214,351+3.15+5.45+6.20+5.80
September47314,565+3.25+5.57+5.90+5.70
June49714,731+3.37+5.81+5.70+5.70
March44714,769+3.03+5.72+5.80+5.50
2012
December45114,845+3.04+5.64+5.60+5.40
September40414,684+2.75+5.34+5.50+5.30
June37414,519+2.58+5.13+5.50+5.20
March36314,425+2.52+5.13+5.50+5.10
2011
December33714,208+2.37+5.08+5.30+5.20
September34213,969+2.45+5.37+5.30+5.20
June38113,755+2.77+5.77+5.00+5.00
March40513,444+3.01+6.04+4.80+4.90
2010
December42413,308+3.19+6.18+5.00+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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