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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Cardinia Shire was 5.00%.

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, Cardinia Shire: 5.00% 2018 - Dec, Cardinia Shire: 5.46% 2018 - Sept, Cardinia Shire: 5.85% 2018 - June, Cardinia Shire: 6.50% 2018 - Mar, Cardinia Shire: 6.45% 2017 - Dec, Cardinia Shire: 6.49% 2017 - Sept, Cardinia Shire: 6.28% 2017 - June, Cardinia Shire: 6.16% 2017 - Mar, Cardinia Shire: 6.50% 2016 - Dec, Cardinia Shire: 6.51% 2016 - Sept, Cardinia Shire: 6.92% 2016 - June, Cardinia Shire: 6.96% 2016 - Mar, Cardinia Shire: 6.89% 2015 - Dec, Cardinia Shire: 6.79% 2015 - Sept, Cardinia Shire: 6.59% 2015 - June, Cardinia Shire: 6.71% 2015 - Mar, Cardinia Shire: 6.35% 2014 - Dec, Cardinia Shire: 6.20% 2014 - Sept, Cardinia Shire: 6.03% 2014 - June, Cardinia Shire: 5.77% 2014 - Mar, Cardinia Shire: 6.00% 2013 - Dec, Cardinia Shire: 5.86% 2013 - Sept, Cardinia Shire: 5.85% 2013 - June, Cardinia Shire: 5.69% 2013 - Mar, Cardinia Shire: 5.36% 2012 - Dec, Cardinia Shire: 5.32% 2012 - Sept, Cardinia Shire: 5.14% 2012 - June, Cardinia Shire: 5.03% 2012 - Mar, Cardinia Shire: 4.71% 2011 - Dec, Cardinia Shire: 4.75% 2011 - Sept, Cardinia Shire: 4.84% 2011 - June, Cardinia Shire: 4.85% 2011 - Mar, Cardinia Shire: 5.32%
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, Cardinia Shire: 2,983 people 2018 - Dec, Cardinia Shire: 3,242 people 2018 - Sept, Cardinia Shire: 3,455 people 2018 - June, Cardinia Shire: 3,816 people 2018 - Mar, Cardinia Shire: 3,746 people 2017 - Dec, Cardinia Shire: 3,721 people 2017 - Sept, Cardinia Shire: 3,552 people 2017 - June, Cardinia Shire: 3,410 people 2017 - Mar, Cardinia Shire: 3,521 people 2016 - Dec, Cardinia Shire: 3,467 people 2016 - Sept, Cardinia Shire: 3,604 people 2016 - June, Cardinia Shire: 3,574 people 2016 - Mar, Cardinia Shire: 3,485 people 2015 - Dec, Cardinia Shire: 3,387 people 2015 - Sept, Cardinia Shire: 3,219 people 2015 - June, Cardinia Shire: 3,219 people 2015 - Mar, Cardinia Shire: 2,994 people 2014 - Dec, Cardinia Shire: 2,865 people 2014 - Sept, Cardinia Shire: 2,771 people 2014 - June, Cardinia Shire: 2,637 people 2014 - Mar, Cardinia Shire: 2,718 people 2013 - Dec, Cardinia Shire: 2,626 people 2013 - Sept, Cardinia Shire: 2,604 people 2013 - June, Cardinia Shire: 2,510 people 2013 - Mar, Cardinia Shire: 2,347 people 2012 - Dec, Cardinia Shire: 2,306 people 2012 - Sept, Cardinia Shire: 2,206 people 2012 - June, Cardinia Shire: 2,120 people 2012 - Mar, Cardinia Shire: 1,937 people 2011 - Dec, Cardinia Shire: 1,920 people 2011 - Sept, Cardinia Shire: 1,917 people 2011 - June, Cardinia Shire: 1,897 people 2011 - Mar, Cardinia Shire: 2,078 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
Cardinia ShireGreater Melbourne VictoriaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March2,98359,603+5.00+4.72+4.70+5.10
2018
December3,24259,382+5.46+4.90+4.60+5.00
September3,45559,092+5.85+5.24+4.60+5.20
June3,81658,702+6.50+5.63+5.00+5.40
March3,74658,066+6.45+5.87+5.40+5.50
2017
December3,72157,299+6.49+6.01+5.70+5.50
September3,55256,604+6.28+6.12+5.90+5.50
June3,41055,364+6.16+5.96+6.10+5.60
March3,52154,197+6.50+5.82+6.00+5.70
2016
December3,46753,240+6.51+5.77+5.90+5.80
September3,60452,053+6.92+5.72+5.80+5.60
June3,57451,355+6.96+5.85+5.70+5.60
March3,48550,568+6.89+5.96+5.80+5.70
2015
December3,38749,902+6.79+6.10+6.00+5.80
September3,21948,837+6.59+6.28+6.00+6.00
June3,21947,981+6.71+6.43+6.00+6.10
March2,99447,142+6.35+6.50+6.10+6.10
2014
December2,86546,215+6.20+6.61+6.50+6.30
September2,77145,934+6.03+6.52+6.80+6.20
June2,63745,703+5.77+6.33+6.70+6.00
March2,71845,325+6.00+6.22+6.50+5.80
2013
December2,62644,837+5.86+5.97+6.30+5.80
September2,60444,480+5.85+5.72+5.90+5.80
June2,51044,079+5.69+5.57+5.70+5.70
March2,34743,809+5.36+5.49+5.70+5.50
2012
December2,30643,359+5.32+5.40+5.60+5.40
September2,20642,895+5.14+5.43+5.50+5.30
June2,12042,162+5.03+5.39+5.50+5.20
March1,93741,109+4.71+5.19+5.40+5.10
2011
December1,92040,442+4.75+4.97+5.30+5.20
September1,91739,632+4.84+4.83+5.20+5.20
June1,89739,115+4.85+4.74+4.90+5.00
March2,07839,066+5.32+4.86+4.80+5.00
2010
December2,10538,839+5.42+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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