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Unemployment

In the 2019 June quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Greater Bendigo was 3.58%.

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, Victoria: 4.80% 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: 6.00% 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: 6.20% 2014 - Dec, Victoria: 6.60% 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 - June, Regional VIC : 4.25% 2019 - Mar, Regional VIC : 4.59% 2018 - Dec, Regional VIC : 4.88% 2018 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.20% 2018 - June, Regional VIC : 5.32% 2018 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.32% 2017 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.32% 2017 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.16% 2017 - June, Regional VIC : 5.34% 2017 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.45% 2016 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.67% 2016 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.79% 2016 - June, Regional VIC : 5.81% 2016 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.81% 2015 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.67% 2015 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.88% 2015 - June, Regional VIC : 6.07% 2015 - Mar, Regional VIC : 6.27% 2014 - Dec, Regional VIC : 6.24% 2014 - Sept, Regional VIC : 6.01% 2014 - June, Regional VIC : 5.57% 2014 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.34% 2013 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.41% 2013 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.55% 2013 - June, Regional VIC : 5.78% 2013 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.69% 2012 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.61% 2012 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.29% 2012 - June, Regional VIC : 5.08% 2012 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.07% 2011 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.02% 2011 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.32% 2011 - June, Regional VIC : 5.71% 2011 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.96% 2019 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 3.58% 2019 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.29% 2018 - Dec, City of Greater Bendigo: 5.31% 2018 - Sept, City of Greater Bendigo: 6.48% 2018 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.58% 2018 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.58% 2017 - Dec, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.10% 2017 - Sept, City of Greater Bendigo: 5.42% 2017 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.35% 2017 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.44% 2016 - Dec, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.38% 2016 - Sept, City of Greater Bendigo: 5.76% 2016 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.21% 2016 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.08% 2015 - Dec, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.52% 2015 - Sept, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.23% 2015 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.12% 2015 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.65% 2014 - Dec, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.47% 2014 - Sept, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.49% 2014 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 6.88% 2014 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 6.85% 2013 - Dec, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.44% 2013 - Sept, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.42% 2013 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.59% 2013 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.04% 2012 - Dec, City of Greater Bendigo: 6.24% 2012 - Sept, City of Greater Bendigo: 5.81% 2012 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 5.21% 2012 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.72% 2011 - Dec, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.59% 2011 - Sept, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.85% 2011 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 5.47% 2011 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 6.77%
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, City of Greater Bendigo: 2,199 people 2019 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 2,600 people 2018 - Dec, City of Greater Bendigo: 3,133 people 2018 - Sept, City of Greater Bendigo: 3,672 people 2018 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 4,126 people 2018 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 4,048 people 2017 - Dec, City of Greater Bendigo: 3,717 people 2017 - Sept, City of Greater Bendigo: 2,873 people 2017 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 2,342 people 2017 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 2,446 people 2016 - Dec, City of Greater Bendigo: 2,459 people 2016 - Sept, City of Greater Bendigo: 3,195 people 2016 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 3,912 people 2016 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 3,757 people 2015 - Dec, City of Greater Bendigo: 4,035 people 2015 - Sept, City of Greater Bendigo: 3,995 people 2015 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 4,077 people 2015 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 4,479 people 2014 - Dec, City of Greater Bendigo: 4,384 people 2014 - Sept, City of Greater Bendigo: 4,398 people 2014 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 3,976 people 2014 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 3,915 people 2013 - Dec, City of Greater Bendigo: 4,107 people 2013 - Sept, City of Greater Bendigo: 3,955 people 2013 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 3,984 people 2013 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 3,668 people 2012 - Dec, City of Greater Bendigo: 3,338 people 2012 - Sept, City of Greater Bendigo: 3,193 people 2012 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 2,915 people 2012 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 2,653 people 2011 - Dec, City of Greater Bendigo: 2,576 people 2011 - Sept, City of Greater Bendigo: 2,684 people 2011 - June, City of Greater Bendigo: 2,969 people 2011 - Mar, City of Greater Bendigo: 3,596 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 Greater BendigoRegional VIC VictoriaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
June2,19961,347+3.58+4.25+4.80+5.20
March2,60060,613+4.29+4.59+4.70+5.10
2018
December3,13358,994+5.31+4.88+4.60+5.00
September3,67256,658+6.48+5.20+4.60+5.10
June4,12654,435+7.58+5.32+5.00+5.40
March4,04853,421+7.58+5.32+5.40+5.50
2017
December3,71752,334+7.10+5.32+5.70+5.50
September2,87353,035+5.42+5.16+5.90+5.50
June2,34253,838+4.35+5.34+6.00+5.60
March2,44655,055+4.44+5.45+6.00+5.80
2016
December2,45956,085+4.38+5.67+5.90+5.80
September3,19555,511+5.76+5.79+5.80+5.60
June3,91254,251+7.21+5.81+5.70+5.60
March3,75753,095+7.08+5.81+5.80+5.70
2015
December4,03553,683+7.52+5.67+6.00+5.80
September3,99555,246+7.23+5.88+6.00+6.00
June4,07757,239+7.12+6.07+6.00+6.10
March4,47958,512+7.65+6.27+6.20+6.10
2014
December4,38458,696+7.47+6.24+6.60+6.30
September4,39858,713+7.49+6.01+6.80+6.20
June3,97657,783+6.88+5.57+6.70+6.00
March3,91557,136+6.85+5.34+6.50+5.80
2013
December4,10755,179+7.44+5.41+6.30+5.90
September3,95553,276+7.42+5.55+5.90+5.80
June3,98452,519+7.59+5.78+5.70+5.70
March3,66852,130+7.04+5.69+5.70+5.60
2012
December3,33853,454+6.24+5.61+5.60+5.40
September3,19354,936+5.81+5.29+5.50+5.30
June2,91555,960+5.21+5.08+5.50+5.20
March2,65356,254+4.72+5.07+5.40+5.10
2011
December2,57656,156+4.59+5.02+5.30+5.20
September2,68455,320+4.85+5.32+5.20+5.20
June2,96954,284+5.47+5.71+4.90+5.00
March3,59653,133+6.77+5.96+4.80+5.00
2010
December3,89552,792+7.38+6.08+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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