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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Adelaide was 6.86%.

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: The Department of Employment advise that highly disaggregated labour force and unemployment estimates at the LGA level can display significant variability and should be viewed with caution. The figures are smoothed using a four-quarter (annual) average to minimise the variability inherent in small area estimates.

This page presents unemployment estimates for benchmark regions which are headline figures widely published by government and media sites but are not directly comparable to the LGA estimates as they are not annual averages. For more information, see the data notes.

Quarterly unemployment rate
Quarterly unemployment rate 2019 - Mar, Australia: 5.10% 2018 - Dec, Australia: 5.00% 2018 - Sept, Australia: 5.20% 2018 - June, Australia: 5.40% 2018 - Mar, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - Dec, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - Sept, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - June, Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.60% 2016 - June, Australia: 5.60% 2016 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Sept, Australia: 6.00% 2015 - June, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Australia: 6.10% 2014 - Dec, Australia: 6.30% 2014 - Sept, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - June, Australia: 6.00% 2014 - Mar, Australia: 5.80% 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: 5.00% 2019 - Mar, South Australia: 5.90% 2018 - Dec, South Australia: 5.90% 2018 - Sept, South Australia: 5.60% 2018 - June, South Australia: 5.60% 2018 - Mar, South Australia: 5.80% 2017 - Dec, South Australia: 5.90% 2017 - Sept, South Australia: 5.90% 2017 - June, South Australia: 6.40% 2017 - Mar, South Australia: 6.70% 2016 - Dec, South Australia: 6.60% 2016 - Sept, South Australia: 6.80% 2016 - June, South Australia: 6.80% 2016 - Mar, South Australia: 6.90% 2015 - Dec, South Australia: 7.10% 2015 - Sept, South Australia: 7.70% 2015 - June, South Australia: 7.60% 2015 - Mar, South Australia: 6.90% 2014 - Dec, South Australia: 6.70% 2014 - Sept, South Australia: 6.70% 2014 - June, South Australia: 6.80% 2014 - Mar, South Australia: 6.80% 2013 - Dec, South Australia: 6.80% 2013 - Sept, South Australia: 6.70% 2013 - June, South Australia: 6.20% 2013 - Mar, South Australia: 5.90% 2012 - Dec, South Australia: 5.80% 2012 - Sept, South Australia: 5.60% 2012 - June, South Australia: 5.40% 2012 - Mar, South Australia: 5.30% 2011 - Dec, South Australia: 5.30% 2011 - Sept, South Australia: 5.10% 2011 - June, South Australia: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, South Australia: 5.50% 2019 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 5.85% 2018 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 5.93% 2018 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 6.02% 2018 - June, Greater Adelaide : 6.07% 2018 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 6.32% 2017 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 6.54% 2017 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 6.78% 2017 - June, Greater Adelaide : 7.04% 2017 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 7.04% 2016 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 7.13% 2016 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 7.21% 2016 - June, Greater Adelaide : 7.42% 2016 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 7.57% 2015 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 7.43% 2015 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 7.28% 2015 - June, Greater Adelaide : 6.96% 2015 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 6.69% 2014 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 6.70% 2014 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 6.78% 2014 - June, Greater Adelaide : 6.71% 2014 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 6.56% 2013 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 6.36% 2013 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 5.99% 2013 - June, Greater Adelaide : 5.80% 2013 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 5.71% 2012 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 5.56% 2012 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 5.52% 2012 - June, Greater Adelaide : 5.47% 2012 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 5.42% 2011 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 5.49% 2011 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 5.54% 2011 - June, Greater Adelaide : 5.52% 2011 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 5.53% 2019 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 6.86% 2018 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 6.55% 2018 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 6.60% 2018 - June, City of Adelaide: 6.50% 2018 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 6.73% 2017 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 7.30% 2017 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 7.86% 2017 - June, City of Adelaide: 8.28% 2017 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 9.18% 2016 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 9.77% 2016 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 9.81% 2016 - June, City of Adelaide: 10.10% 2016 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 10.04% 2015 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 9.45% 2015 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 9.09% 2015 - June, City of Adelaide: 8.05% 2015 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 6.93% 2014 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 6.74% 2014 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 6.23% 2014 - June, City of Adelaide: 6.54% 2014 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 7.34% 2013 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 7.39% 2013 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 7.37% 2013 - June, City of Adelaide: 7.07% 2013 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 6.65% 2012 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 6.56% 2012 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 6.88% 2012 - June, City of Adelaide: 7.36% 2012 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 7.24% 2011 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 7.36% 2011 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 7.12% 2011 - June, City of Adelaide: 6.97% 2011 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 6.97%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, December 2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2019 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 888 people 2018 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 856 people 2018 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 866 people 2018 - June, City of Adelaide: 856 people 2018 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 893 people 2017 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 976 people 2017 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 1,050 people 2017 - June, City of Adelaide: 1,098 people 2017 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 1,196 people 2016 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 1,252 people 2016 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 1,244 people 2016 - June, City of Adelaide: 1,282 people 2016 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 1,291 people 2015 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 1,216 people 2015 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 1,160 people 2015 - June, City of Adelaide: 1,011 people 2015 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 850 people 2014 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 811 people 2014 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 751 people 2014 - June, City of Adelaide: 795 people 2014 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 897 people 2013 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 911 people 2013 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 901 people 2013 - June, City of Adelaide: 850 people 2013 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 788 people 2012 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 766 people 2012 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 800 people 2012 - June, City of Adelaide: 857 people 2012 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 849 people 2011 - Dec, City of Adelaide: 871 people 2011 - Sept, City of Adelaide: 847 people 2011 - June, City of Adelaide: 827 people 2011 - Mar, City of Adelaide: 820 people
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, December 2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Unemployment
City of AdelaideGreater Adelaide South AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March88812,950+6.86+5.85+5.90+5.10
2018
December85613,061+6.55+5.93+5.90+5.00
September86613,130+6.60+6.02+5.60+5.20
June85613,168+6.50+6.07+5.60+5.40
March89313,262+6.73+6.32+5.80+5.50
2017
December97613,362+7.30+6.54+5.90+5.50
September1,05013,354+7.86+6.78+5.90+5.50
June1,09813,254+8.28+7.04+6.40+5.60
March1,19613,026+9.18+7.04+6.70+5.70
2016
December1,25212,815+9.77+7.13+6.60+5.80
September1,24412,681+9.81+7.21+6.80+5.60
June1,28212,693+10.10+7.42+6.80+5.60
March1,29112,863+10.04+7.57+6.90+5.70
2015
December1,21612,865+9.45+7.43+7.10+5.80
September1,16012,763+9.09+7.28+7.70+6.00
June1,01112,557+8.05+6.96+7.60+6.10
March85012,264+6.93+6.69+6.90+6.10
2014
December81112,036+6.74+6.70+6.70+6.30
September75112,047+6.23+6.78+6.70+6.20
June79512,150+6.54+6.71+6.80+6.00
March89712,225+7.34+6.56+6.80+5.80
2013
December91112,332+7.39+6.36+6.80+5.80
September90112,220+7.37+5.99+6.70+5.80
June85012,019+7.07+5.80+6.20+5.70
March78811,853+6.65+5.71+5.90+5.50
2012
December76611,683+6.56+5.56+5.80+5.40
September80011,625+6.88+5.52+5.60+5.30
June85711,642+7.36+5.47+5.40+5.20
March84911,727+7.24+5.42+5.30+5.10
2011
December87111,835+7.36+5.49+5.30+5.20
September84711,893+7.12+5.54+5.10+5.20
June82711,862+6.97+5.52+5.20+5.00
March82011,758+6.97+5.53+5.50+5.00
2010
December76111,635+6.54+5.39+5.60+5.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, December 2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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