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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Burwood Council area was 3.80%.

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, New South Wales: 4.30% 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: 4.70% 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 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.07% 2018 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.20% 2018 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.32% 2018 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.41% 2018 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.47% 2017 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.56% 2017 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.67% 2017 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.71% 2017 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.80% 2016 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.80% 2016 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.77% 2016 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.96% 2016 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.96% 2015 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.02% 2015 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.16% 2015 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.10% 2015 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.14% 2014 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.12% 2014 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.22% 2014 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.27% 2014 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.27% 2013 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.25% 2013 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.02% 2013 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.79% 2013 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.74% 2012 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.69% 2012 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.82% 2012 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.93% 2012 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.98% 2011 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.94% 2011 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.77% 2011 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.71% 2011 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.75% 2019 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 3.80% 2018 - Dec, Burwood Council area: 4.75% 2018 - Sept, Burwood Council area: 5.21% 2018 - June, Burwood Council area: 5.60% 2018 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 5.59% 2017 - Dec, Burwood Council area: 5.53% 2017 - Sept, Burwood Council area: 5.27% 2017 - June, Burwood Council area: 5.40% 2017 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 5.28% 2016 - Dec, Burwood Council area: 5.08% 2016 - Sept, Burwood Council area: 5.03% 2016 - June, Burwood Council area: 4.75% 2016 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 4.63% 2015 - Dec, Burwood Council area: 4.89% 2015 - Sept, Burwood Council area: 4.99% 2015 - June, Burwood Council area: 4.58% 2015 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 4.45% 2014 - Dec, Burwood Council area: 4.12% 2014 - Sept, Burwood Council area: 4.10% 2014 - June, Burwood Council area: 4.27% 2014 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 4.23% 2013 - Dec, Burwood Council area: 4.49% 2013 - Sept, Burwood Council area: 4.21% 2013 - June, Burwood Council area: 4.51% 2013 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 5.04% 2012 - Dec, Burwood Council area: 4.98% 2012 - Sept, Burwood Council area: 5.94% 2012 - June, Burwood Council area: 6.13% 2012 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 6.50% 2011 - Dec, Burwood Council area: 6.58% 2011 - Sept, Burwood Council area: 5.96% 2011 - June, Burwood Council area: 5.69% 2011 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 5.09%
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, Burwood Council area: 832 people 2018 - Dec, Burwood Council area: 1,040 people 2018 - Sept, Burwood Council area: 1,150 people 2018 - June, Burwood Council area: 1,240 people 2018 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 1,235 people 2017 - Dec, Burwood Council area: 1,217 people 2017 - Sept, Burwood Council area: 1,154 people 2017 - June, Burwood Council area: 1,175 people 2017 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 1,150 people 2016 - Dec, Burwood Council area: 1,106 people 2016 - Sept, Burwood Council area: 1,092 people 2016 - June, Burwood Council area: 1,017 people 2016 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 972 people 2015 - Dec, Burwood Council area: 1,014 people 2015 - Sept, Burwood Council area: 1,021 people 2015 - June, Burwood Council area: 943 people 2015 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 913 people 2014 - Dec, Burwood Council area: 831 people 2014 - Sept, Burwood Council area: 816 people 2014 - June, Burwood Council area: 832 people 2014 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 827 people 2013 - Dec, Burwood Council area: 879 people 2013 - Sept, Burwood Council area: 824 people 2013 - June, Burwood Council area: 877 people 2013 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 958 people 2012 - Dec, Burwood Council area: 939 people 2012 - Sept, Burwood Council area: 1,113 people 2012 - June, Burwood Council area: 1,144 people 2012 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 1,214 people 2011 - Dec, Burwood Council area: 1,223 people 2011 - Sept, Burwood Council area: 1,103 people 2011 - June, Burwood Council area: 1,042 people 2011 - Mar, Burwood Council area: 925 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
Burwood Council areaGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March83221,870+3.80+4.07+4.30+5.10
2018
December1,04021,910+4.75+4.20+4.30+5.00
September1,15022,076+5.21+4.32+4.50+5.20
June1,24022,155+5.60+4.41+4.80+5.40
March1,23522,102+5.59+4.47+4.90+5.50
2017
December1,21722,018+5.53+4.56+4.80+5.50
September1,15421,882+5.27+4.67+4.70+5.50
June1,17521,763+5.40+4.71+4.80+5.60
March1,15021,791+5.28+4.80+5.00+5.70
2016
December1,10621,752+5.08+4.80+5.10+5.80
September1,09221,709+5.03+4.77+5.00+5.60
June1,01721,409+4.75+4.96+5.00+5.60
March97221,009+4.63+4.96+5.20+5.70
2015
December1,01420,757+4.89+5.02+5.30+5.80
September1,02120,450+4.99+5.16+5.70+6.00
June94320,597+4.58+5.10+5.80+6.10
March91320,524+4.45+5.14+5.90+6.10
2014
December83120,179+4.12+5.12+6.10+6.30
September81619,891+4.10+5.22+5.90+6.20
June83219,484+4.27+5.27+5.60+6.00
March82719,545+4.23+5.27+5.50+5.80
2013
December87919,580+4.49+5.25+5.80+5.80
September82419,560+4.21+5.02+5.80+5.80
June87719,466+4.51+4.79+5.60+5.70
March95819,024+5.04+4.74+5.40+5.50
2012
December93918,864+4.98+4.69+5.10+5.40
September1,11318,745+5.94+4.82+5.00+5.30
June1,14418,649+6.13+4.93+5.00+5.20
March1,21418,671+6.50+4.98+5.00+5.10
2011
December1,22318,573+6.58+4.94+5.20+5.20
September1,10318,509+5.96+4.77+5.30+5.20
June1,04218,315+5.69+4.71+5.20+5.00
March92518,160+5.09+4.75+5.10+5.00
2010
December87217,862+4.88+4.85+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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