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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Brimbank was 8.57%.

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, 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, Greater Melbourne : 4.72% 2018 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 4.90% 2018 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.24% 2018 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.63% 2018 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.87% 2017 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.01% 2017 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.12% 2017 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.96% 2017 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.82% 2016 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.77% 2016 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.72% 2016 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.85% 2016 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.96% 2015 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.10% 2015 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.28% 2015 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.43% 2015 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.50% 2014 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.61% 2014 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.52% 2014 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.33% 2014 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.22% 2013 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.97% 2013 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.72% 2013 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.57% 2013 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.49% 2012 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.40% 2012 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.43% 2012 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.39% 2012 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.19% 2011 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 4.97% 2011 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 4.83% 2011 - June, Greater Melbourne : 4.74% 2011 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 4.86% 2019 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 8.57% 2018 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 9.38% 2018 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 10.32% 2018 - June, City of Brimbank: 11.13% 2018 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 11.65% 2017 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 11.88% 2017 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 11.92% 2017 - June, City of Brimbank: 11.53% 2017 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 10.98% 2016 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 10.39% 2016 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 10.31% 2016 - June, City of Brimbank: 10.16% 2016 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 10.17% 2015 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 10.16% 2015 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 10.01% 2015 - June, City of Brimbank: 10.09% 2015 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 10.33% 2014 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 10.15% 2014 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 9.88% 2014 - June, City of Brimbank: 9.40% 2014 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 9.23% 2013 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 9.64% 2013 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 9.87% 2013 - June, City of Brimbank: 10.20% 2013 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 10.58% 2012 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 10.23% 2012 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 10.41% 2012 - June, City of Brimbank: 10.46% 2012 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 10.03% 2011 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 9.49% 2011 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 8.76% 2011 - June, City of Brimbank: 8.10% 2011 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 7.83%
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 Brimbank: 9,111 people 2018 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 9,836 people 2018 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 10,711 people 2018 - June, City of Brimbank: 11,480 people 2018 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 11,935 people 2017 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 12,067 people 2017 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 12,072 people 2017 - June, City of Brimbank: 11,663 people 2017 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 11,125 people 2016 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 10,562 people 2016 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 10,526 people 2016 - June, City of Brimbank: 10,390 people 2016 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 10,346 people 2015 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 10,265 people 2015 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 10,068 people 2015 - June, City of Brimbank: 10,158 people 2015 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 10,457 people 2014 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 10,284 people 2014 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 9,977 people 2014 - June, City of Brimbank: 9,361 people 2014 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 9,078 people 2013 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 9,426 people 2013 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 9,540 people 2013 - June, City of Brimbank: 9,761 people 2013 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 10,067 people 2012 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 9,598 people 2012 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 9,713 people 2012 - June, City of Brimbank: 9,740 people 2012 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 9,281 people 2011 - Dec, City of Brimbank: 8,808 people 2011 - Sept, City of Brimbank: 8,139 people 2011 - June, City of Brimbank: 7,578 people 2011 - Mar, City of Brimbank: 7,304 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 BrimbankGreater Melbourne VictoriaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March9,111106,300+8.57+4.72+4.70+5.10
2018
December9,836104,841+9.38+4.90+4.60+5.00
September10,711103,766+10.32+5.24+4.60+5.20
June11,480103,124+11.13+5.63+5.00+5.40
March11,935102,481+11.65+5.87+5.40+5.50
2017
December12,067101,585+11.88+6.01+5.70+5.50
September12,072101,284+11.92+6.12+5.90+5.50
June11,663101,194+11.53+5.96+6.10+5.60
March11,125101,350+10.98+5.82+6.00+5.70
2016
December10,562101,687+10.39+5.77+5.90+5.80
September10,526102,098+10.31+5.72+5.80+5.60
June10,390102,243+10.16+5.85+5.70+5.60
March10,346101,778+10.17+5.96+5.80+5.70
2015
December10,265101,053+10.16+6.10+6.00+5.80
September10,068100,605+10.01+6.28+6.00+6.00
June10,158100,656+10.09+6.43+6.00+6.10
March10,457101,197+10.33+6.50+6.10+6.10
2014
December10,284101,360+10.15+6.61+6.50+6.30
September9,977100,936+9.88+6.52+6.80+6.20
June9,36199,536+9.40+6.33+6.70+6.00
March9,07898,407+9.23+6.22+6.50+5.80
2013
December9,42697,752+9.64+5.97+6.30+5.80
September9,54096,665+9.87+5.72+5.90+5.80
June9,76195,666+10.20+5.57+5.70+5.70
March10,06795,189+10.58+5.49+5.70+5.50
2012
December9,59893,860+10.23+5.40+5.60+5.40
September9,71393,318+10.41+5.43+5.50+5.30
June9,74093,157+10.46+5.39+5.50+5.20
March9,28192,494+10.03+5.19+5.40+5.10
2011
December8,80892,780+9.49+4.97+5.30+5.20
September8,13992,859+8.76+4.83+5.20+5.20
June7,57893,537+8.10+4.74+4.90+5.00
March7,30493,337+7.83+4.86+4.80+5.00
2010
December7,41393,193+7.95+5.00+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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