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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Ballarat was 4.60%.

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 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, Victoria: 4.70% 2018 - Dec, Victoria: 4.60% 2018 - Sept, Victoria: 4.60% 2018 - June, Victoria: 5.00% 2018 - Mar, Victoria: 5.40% 2017 - Dec, Victoria: 5.70% 2017 - Sept, Victoria: 5.90% 2017 - June, Victoria: 6.10% 2017 - Mar, Victoria: 6.00% 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: 6.00% 2015 - June, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - Mar, Victoria: 6.10% 2014 - Dec, Victoria: 6.50% 2014 - Sept, Victoria: 6.80% 2014 - June, Victoria: 6.70% 2014 - Mar, Victoria: 6.50% 2013 - Dec, Victoria: 6.30% 2013 - Sept, Victoria: 5.90% 2013 - June, Victoria: 5.70% 2013 - Mar, Victoria: 5.70% 2012 - Dec, Victoria: 5.60% 2012 - Sept, Victoria: 5.50% 2012 - June, Victoria: 5.50% 2012 - Mar, Victoria: 5.40% 2011 - Dec, Victoria: 5.30% 2011 - Sept, Victoria: 5.20% 2011 - June, Victoria: 4.90% 2011 - Mar, Victoria: 4.80% 2019 - Mar, Regional VIC : 4.68% 2018 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.00% 2018 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.34% 2018 - June, Regional VIC : 5.49% 2018 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.49% 2017 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.46% 2017 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.26% 2017 - June, Regional VIC : 5.43% 2017 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.54% 2016 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.76% 2016 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.92% 2016 - June, Regional VIC : 6.00% 2016 - Mar, Regional VIC : 6.04% 2015 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.90% 2015 - Sept, Regional VIC : 6.09% 2015 - June, Regional VIC : 6.18% 2015 - Mar, Regional VIC : 6.31% 2014 - Dec, Regional VIC : 6.26% 2014 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.99% 2014 - June, Regional VIC : 5.55% 2014 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.35% 2013 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.42% 2013 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.57% 2013 - June, Regional VIC : 5.82% 2013 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.75% 2012 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.67% 2012 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.32% 2012 - June, Regional VIC : 5.11% 2012 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.08% 2011 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.00% 2011 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.30% 2011 - June, Regional VIC : 5.72% 2011 - Mar, Regional VIC : 6.01% 2019 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 4.60% 2018 - Dec, City of Ballarat: 4.51% 2018 - Sept, City of Ballarat: 4.63% 2018 - June, City of Ballarat: 4.68% 2018 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 4.83% 2017 - Dec, City of Ballarat: 4.20% 2017 - Sept, City of Ballarat: 3.84% 2017 - June, City of Ballarat: 4.40% 2017 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 4.56% 2016 - Dec, City of Ballarat: 5.28% 2016 - Sept, City of Ballarat: 6.46% 2016 - June, City of Ballarat: 6.52% 2016 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 5.89% 2015 - Dec, City of Ballarat: 5.31% 2015 - Sept, City of Ballarat: 5.49% 2015 - June, City of Ballarat: 5.16% 2015 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 5.52% 2014 - Dec, City of Ballarat: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, City of Ballarat: 4.99% 2014 - June, City of Ballarat: 4.48% 2014 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 4.81% 2013 - Dec, City of Ballarat: 5.10% 2013 - Sept, City of Ballarat: 6.26% 2013 - June, City of Ballarat: 6.91% 2013 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 6.78% 2012 - Dec, City of Ballarat: 6.29% 2012 - Sept, City of Ballarat: 5.37% 2012 - June, City of Ballarat: 5.61% 2012 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 6.02% 2011 - Dec, City of Ballarat: 6.21% 2011 - Sept, City of Ballarat: 6.65% 2011 - June, City of Ballarat: 7.02% 2011 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 7.02%
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 Ballarat: 2,399 people 2018 - Dec, City of Ballarat: 2,315 people 2018 - Sept, City of Ballarat: 2,415 people 2018 - June, City of Ballarat: 2,476 people 2018 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 2,591 people 2017 - Dec, City of Ballarat: 2,296 people 2017 - Sept, City of Ballarat: 2,111 people 2017 - June, City of Ballarat: 2,400 people 2017 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 2,435 people 2016 - Dec, City of Ballarat: 2,778 people 2016 - Sept, City of Ballarat: 3,317 people 2016 - June, City of Ballarat: 3,349 people 2016 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 3,052 people 2015 - Dec, City of Ballarat: 2,740 people 2015 - Sept, City of Ballarat: 2,830 people 2015 - June, City of Ballarat: 2,622 people 2015 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 2,741 people 2014 - Dec, City of Ballarat: 3,074 people 2014 - Sept, City of Ballarat: 2,530 people 2014 - June, City of Ballarat: 2,284 people 2014 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 2,478 people 2013 - Dec, City of Ballarat: 2,605 people 2013 - Sept, City of Ballarat: 3,229 people 2013 - June, City of Ballarat: 3,601 people 2013 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 3,532 people 2012 - Dec, City of Ballarat: 3,197 people 2012 - Sept, City of Ballarat: 2,659 people 2012 - June, City of Ballarat: 2,710 people 2012 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 2,891 people 2011 - Dec, City of Ballarat: 3,043 people 2011 - Sept, City of Ballarat: 3,264 people 2011 - June, City of Ballarat: 3,400 people 2011 - Mar, City of Ballarat: 3,316 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 BallaratRegional VIC VictoriaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March2,39952,175+4.60+4.68+4.70+5.10
2018
December2,31551,303+4.51+5.00+4.60+5.00
September2,41552,167+4.63+5.34+4.60+5.20
June2,47652,880+4.68+5.49+5.00+5.40
March2,59153,621+4.83+5.49+5.40+5.50
2017
December2,29654,655+4.20+5.46+5.70+5.50
September2,11154,924+3.84+5.26+5.90+5.50
June2,40054,503+4.40+5.43+6.10+5.60
March2,43553,407+4.56+5.54+6.00+5.70
2016
December2,77852,579+5.28+5.76+5.90+5.80
September3,31751,378+6.46+5.92+5.80+5.60
June3,34951,374+6.52+6.00+5.70+5.60
March3,05251,833+5.89+6.04+5.80+5.70
2015
December2,74051,595+5.31+5.90+6.00+5.80
September2,83051,529+5.49+6.09+6.00+6.00
June2,62250,799+5.16+6.18+6.00+6.10
March2,74149,688+5.52+6.31+6.10+6.10
2014
December3,07450,402+6.10+6.26+6.50+6.30
September2,53050,702+4.99+5.99+6.80+6.20
June2,28450,993+4.48+5.55+6.70+6.00
March2,47851,552+4.81+5.35+6.50+5.80
2013
December2,60551,056+5.10+5.42+6.30+5.80
September3,22951,596+6.26+5.57+5.90+5.80
June3,60152,110+6.91+5.82+5.70+5.70
March3,53252,109+6.78+5.75+5.70+5.50
2012
December3,19750,847+6.29+5.67+5.60+5.40
September2,65949,477+5.37+5.32+5.50+5.30
June2,71048,327+5.61+5.11+5.50+5.20
March2,89148,036+6.02+5.08+5.40+5.10
2011
December3,04348,968+6.21+5.00+5.30+5.20
September3,26449,057+6.65+5.30+5.20+5.20
June3,40048,415+7.02+5.72+4.90+5.00
March3,31647,237+7.02+6.01+4.80+5.00
2010
December3,41746,071+7.42+6.25+5.10+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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