City of SydneyEconomic profile lite
Skip to content

City of Sydney

Unemployment

In the 2017 June quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Sydney was 3.83%.

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 - June, Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 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: 5.80% 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 - June, New South Wales: 4.80% 2017 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.10% 2016 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - June, New South Wales: 5.10% 2016 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.20% 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: 5.10% 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% 2017 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.75% 2017 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.86% 2016 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.88% 2016 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.87% 2016 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.04% 2016 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.04% 2015 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.10% 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% 2017 - June, City of Sydney: 3.83% 2017 - Mar, City of Sydney: 3.85% 2016 - Dec, City of Sydney: 3.99% 2016 - Sept, City of Sydney: 3.77% 2016 - June, City of Sydney: 4.30% 2016 - Mar, City of Sydney: 4.31% 2015 - Dec, City of Sydney: 4.33% 2015 - Sept, City of Sydney: 4.78% 2015 - June, City of Sydney: 4.73% 2015 - Mar, City of Sydney: 4.55% 2014 - Dec, City of Sydney: 4.31% 2014 - Sept, City of Sydney: 4.32% 2014 - June, City of Sydney: 4.41% 2014 - Mar, City of Sydney: 4.42% 2013 - Dec, City of Sydney: 4.51% 2013 - Sept, City of Sydney: 3.88% 2013 - June, City of Sydney: 3.21% 2013 - Mar, City of Sydney: 3.23% 2012 - Dec, City of Sydney: 3.15% 2012 - Sept, City of Sydney: 3.61% 2012 - June, City of Sydney: 3.92% 2012 - Mar, City of Sydney: 4.14% 2011 - Dec, City of Sydney: 3.89% 2011 - Sept, City of Sydney: 3.38% 2011 - June, City of Sydney: 3.49% 2011 - Mar, City of Sydney: 3.30%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2017 - June, City of Sydney: 5,565 people 2017 - Mar, City of Sydney: 5,567 people 2016 - Dec, City of Sydney: 5,674 people 2016 - Sept, City of Sydney: 5,311 people 2016 - June, City of Sydney: 5,918 people 2016 - Mar, City of Sydney: 5,817 people 2015 - Dec, City of Sydney: 5,818 people 2015 - Sept, City of Sydney: 6,388 people 2015 - June, City of Sydney: 6,356 people 2015 - Mar, City of Sydney: 6,168 people 2014 - Dec, City of Sydney: 5,858 people 2014 - Sept, City of Sydney: 5,911 people 2014 - June, City of Sydney: 6,053 people 2014 - Mar, City of Sydney: 6,037 people 2013 - Dec, City of Sydney: 6,186 people 2013 - Sept, City of Sydney: 5,332 people 2013 - June, City of Sydney: 4,412 people 2013 - Mar, City of Sydney: 4,451 people 2012 - Dec, City of Sydney: 4,239 people 2012 - Sept, City of Sydney: 4,688 people 2012 - June, City of Sydney: 4,932 people 2012 - Mar, City of Sydney: 5,085 people 2011 - Dec, City of Sydney: 4,756 people 2011 - Sept, City of Sydney: 4,162 people 2011 - June, City of Sydney: 4,288 people 2011 - Mar, City of Sydney: 4,025 people
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Unemployment
City of SydneyGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2017
June5,565145,243+3.83+4.75+4.80+5.60
March5,567144,513+3.85+4.86+5.00+5.80
2016
December5,674142,128+3.99+4.88+5.10+5.80
September5,311140,717+3.77+4.87+5.00+5.70
June5,918137,675+4.30+5.04+5.10+5.70
March5,817135,102+4.31+5.04+5.20+5.70
2015
December5,818134,365+4.33+5.10+5.30+5.80
September6,388133,540+4.78+5.23+5.70+6.10
June6,356134,418+4.73+5.18+5.90+6.10
March6,168135,506+4.55+5.23+6.00+6.10
2014
December5,858135,965+4.31+5.22+6.10+6.20
September5,911136,792+4.32+5.32+5.90+6.20
June6,053137,251+4.41+5.39+5.70+6.00
March6,037136,446+4.42+5.40+5.50+5.90
2013
December6,186137,033+4.51+5.37+5.70+5.80
September5,332137,284+3.88+5.14+5.80+5.80
June4,412137,592+3.21+4.90+5.60+5.70
March4,451137,703+3.23+4.86+5.40+5.50
2012
December4,239134,581+3.15+4.82+5.10+5.40
September4,688129,821+3.61+4.96+5.10+5.30
June4,932125,843+3.92+5.07+5.00+5.20
March5,085122,857+4.14+5.11+5.00+5.10
2011
December4,756122,335+3.89+5.06+5.20+5.20
September4,162123,099+3.38+4.89+5.30+5.20
June4,288122,819+3.49+4.83+5.20+5.00
March4,025121,973+3.30+4.89+5.00+4.90
2010
December3,869120,844+3.20+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, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

v17.12.12-1.0.0