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Unemployment

In the 2019 June quarter, the unemployment rate in Bellingen Shire was 6.91%.

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 - June, Australia: 5.20% 2019 - Mar, Australia: 5.10% 2018 - Dec, Australia: 5.00% 2018 - Sept, Australia: 5.10% 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: 5.80% 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: 5.90% 2013 - Sept, Australia: 5.80% 2013 - June, Australia: 5.70% 2013 - Mar, Australia: 5.60% 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 - June, New South Wales: 4.50% 2019 - Mar, New South Wales: 4.40% 2018 - Dec, New South Wales: 4.30% 2018 - Sept, New South Wales: 4.50% 2018 - June, New South Wales: 4.80% 2018 - Mar, New South Wales: 4.90% 2017 - Dec, New South Wales: 4.80% 2017 - Sept, New South Wales: 4.80% 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: 5.00% 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: 5.80% 2015 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.90% 2014 - Dec, New South Wales: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.90% 2014 - June, New South Wales: 5.60% 2014 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.80% 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: 5.00% 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: 5.10% 2019 - June, Regional NSW : 4.88% 2019 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.14% 2018 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.56% 2018 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.60% 2018 - June, Regional NSW : 5.61% 2018 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.40% 2017 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.25% 2017 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.28% 2017 - June, Regional NSW : 5.26% 2017 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.37% 2016 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.47% 2016 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.70% 2016 - June, Regional NSW : 6.00% 2016 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.45% 2015 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.98% 2015 - Sept, Regional NSW : 7.23% 2015 - June, Regional NSW : 7.27% 2015 - Mar, Regional NSW : 7.10% 2014 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.72% 2014 - Sept, Regional NSW : 6.44% 2014 - June, Regional NSW : 6.19% 2014 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.07% 2013 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.90% 2013 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.78% 2013 - June, Regional NSW : 5.76% 2013 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.54% 2012 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.38% 2012 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.29% 2012 - June, Regional NSW : 5.28% 2012 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.28% 2011 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.31% 2011 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.40% 2011 - June, Regional NSW : 5.35% 2011 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.46% 2019 - June, Bellingen Shire: 6.91% 2019 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 7.99% 2018 - Dec, Bellingen Shire: 8.71% 2018 - Sept, Bellingen Shire: 8.81% 2018 - June, Bellingen Shire: 8.29% 2018 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 8.45% 2017 - Dec, Bellingen Shire: 8.40% 2017 - Sept, Bellingen Shire: 7.76% 2017 - June, Bellingen Shire: 7.09% 2017 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 5.86% 2016 - Dec, Bellingen Shire: 5.10% 2016 - Sept, Bellingen Shire: 4.87% 2016 - June, Bellingen Shire: 4.93% 2016 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 5.69% 2015 - Dec, Bellingen Shire: 5.81% 2015 - Sept, Bellingen Shire: 5.73% 2015 - June, Bellingen Shire: 6.06% 2015 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 6.39% 2014 - Dec, Bellingen Shire: 7.05% 2014 - Sept, Bellingen Shire: 7.04% 2014 - June, Bellingen Shire: 6.62% 2014 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 6.29% 2013 - Dec, Bellingen Shire: 6.20% 2013 - Sept, Bellingen Shire: 6.78% 2013 - June, Bellingen Shire: 7.35% 2013 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 7.50% 2012 - Dec, Bellingen Shire: 7.80% 2012 - Sept, Bellingen Shire: 7.67% 2012 - June, Bellingen Shire: 7.84% 2012 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 8.05% 2011 - Dec, Bellingen Shire: 6.49% 2011 - Sept, Bellingen Shire: 5.97% 2011 - June, Bellingen Shire: 4.56% 2011 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 3.79%
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 - June, Bellingen Shire: 392 people 2019 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 473 people 2018 - Dec, Bellingen Shire: 529 people 2018 - Sept, Bellingen Shire: 544 people 2018 - June, Bellingen Shire: 508 people 2018 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 500 people 2017 - Dec, Bellingen Shire: 480 people 2017 - Sept, Bellingen Shire: 442 people 2017 - June, Bellingen Shire: 414 people 2017 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 352 people 2016 - Dec, Bellingen Shire: 314 people 2016 - Sept, Bellingen Shire: 300 people 2016 - June, Bellingen Shire: 302 people 2016 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 349 people 2015 - Dec, Bellingen Shire: 363 people 2015 - Sept, Bellingen Shire: 361 people 2015 - June, Bellingen Shire: 383 people 2015 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 394 people 2014 - Dec, Bellingen Shire: 429 people 2014 - Sept, Bellingen Shire: 420 people 2014 - June, Bellingen Shire: 386 people 2014 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 369 people 2013 - Dec, Bellingen Shire: 361 people 2013 - Sept, Bellingen Shire: 397 people 2013 - June, Bellingen Shire: 437 people 2013 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 449 people 2012 - Dec, Bellingen Shire: 463 people 2012 - Sept, Bellingen Shire: 448 people 2012 - June, Bellingen Shire: 454 people 2012 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 465 people 2011 - Dec, Bellingen Shire: 375 people 2011 - Sept, Bellingen Shire: 353 people 2011 - June, Bellingen Shire: 269 people 2011 - Mar, Bellingen Shire: 219 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
Bellingen ShireRegional NSW New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
June3925,674+6.91+4.88+4.50+5.20
March4735,921+7.99+5.14+4.40+5.10
2018
December5296,074+8.71+5.56+4.30+5.00
September5446,174+8.81+5.60+4.50+5.10
June5086,126+8.29+5.61+4.80+5.40
March5005,917+8.45+5.40+4.90+5.50
2017
December4805,712+8.40+5.25+4.80+5.50
September4425,696+7.76+5.28+4.80+5.50
June4145,836+7.09+5.26+4.80+5.60
March3526,004+5.86+5.37+5.00+5.80
2016
December3146,151+5.10+5.47+5.10+5.80
September3006,164+4.87+5.70+5.00+5.60
June3026,121+4.93+6.00+5.00+5.60
March3496,138+5.69+6.45+5.20+5.70
2015
December3636,247+5.81+6.98+5.30+5.80
September3616,301+5.73+7.23+5.70+6.00
June3836,319+6.06+7.27+5.80+6.10
March3946,163+6.39+7.10+5.90+6.10
2014
December4296,088+7.05+6.72+6.10+6.30
September4205,966+7.04+6.44+5.90+6.20
June3865,834+6.62+6.19+5.60+6.00
March3695,865+6.29+6.07+5.50+5.80
2013
December3615,823+6.20+5.90+5.80+5.90
September3975,855+6.78+5.78+5.80+5.80
June4375,942+7.35+5.76+5.60+5.70
March4495,985+7.50+5.54+5.40+5.60
2012
December4635,934+7.80+5.38+5.10+5.40
September4485,841+7.67+5.29+5.00+5.30
June4545,790+7.84+5.28+5.00+5.20
March4655,774+8.05+5.28+5.00+5.10
2011
December3755,777+6.49+5.31+5.20+5.20
September3535,910+5.97+5.40+5.30+5.20
June2695,894+4.56+5.35+5.20+5.00
March2195,774+3.79+5.46+5.10+5.00
2010
December2405,585+4.30+5.68+5.00+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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