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Unemployment

In the 2018 June quarter, the unemployment rate in Colac Otway Shire was 2.99%.

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: Due to a major change in the Labour Force Regions on which unemployment data are collected, Small Area Labour Markets datasets are now only directly comparable back to 2010. For this reason, data prior to 2010 is misleading and has been removed from this site.

Quarterly unemployment rate
Quarterly unemployment rate 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: 5.70% 2016 - June, Australia: 5.70% 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: 5.90% 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% 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: 6.10% 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: 6.50% 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: 5.80% 2013 - Mar, Victoria: 5.80% 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% 2018 - June, Regional VIC : 5.30% 2018 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.34% 2017 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.36% 2017 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.21% 2017 - June, Regional VIC : 5.38% 2017 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.49% 2016 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.69% 2016 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.82% 2016 - June, Regional VIC : 5.88% 2016 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.90% 2015 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.77% 2015 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.98% 2015 - June, Regional VIC : 6.14% 2015 - Mar, Regional VIC : 6.33% 2014 - Dec, Regional VIC : 6.29% 2014 - Sept, Regional VIC : 6.07% 2014 - June, Regional VIC : 5.63% 2014 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.39% 2013 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.45% 2013 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.57% 2013 - June, Regional VIC : 5.81% 2013 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.72% 2012 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.64% 2012 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.34% 2012 - June, Regional VIC : 5.13% 2012 - Mar, Regional VIC : 5.13% 2011 - Dec, Regional VIC : 5.08% 2011 - Sept, Regional VIC : 5.38% 2011 - June, Regional VIC : 5.77% 2011 - Mar, Regional VIC : 6.04% 2018 - June, Colac Otway Shire: 2.99% 2018 - Mar, Colac Otway Shire: 3.04% 2017 - Dec, Colac Otway Shire: 3.46% 2017 - Sept, Colac Otway Shire: 3.82% 2017 - June, Colac Otway Shire: 4.14% 2017 - Mar, Colac Otway Shire: 4.55% 2016 - Dec, Colac Otway Shire: 4.84% 2016 - Sept, Colac Otway Shire: 4.45% 2016 - June, Colac Otway Shire: 3.60% 2016 - Mar, Colac Otway Shire: 3.17% 2015 - Dec, Colac Otway Shire: 3.10% 2015 - Sept, Colac Otway Shire: 3.56% 2015 - June, Colac Otway Shire: 5.58% 2015 - Mar, Colac Otway Shire: 7.05% 2014 - Dec, Colac Otway Shire: 7.47% 2014 - Sept, Colac Otway Shire: 7.77% 2014 - June, Colac Otway Shire: 7.26% 2014 - Mar, Colac Otway Shire: 6.39% 2013 - Dec, Colac Otway Shire: 6.51% 2013 - Sept, Colac Otway Shire: 6.64% 2013 - June, Colac Otway Shire: 6.65% 2013 - Mar, Colac Otway Shire: 6.55% 2012 - Dec, Colac Otway Shire: 6.45% 2012 - Sept, Colac Otway Shire: 6.48% 2012 - June, Colac Otway Shire: 5.91% 2012 - Mar, Colac Otway Shire: 5.93% 2011 - Dec, Colac Otway Shire: 6.21% 2011 - Sept, Colac Otway Shire: 6.40% 2011 - June, Colac Otway Shire: 6.33% 2011 - Mar, Colac Otway Shire: 6.03%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2018 - June, Colac Otway Shire: 353 people 2018 - Mar, Colac Otway Shire: 362 people 2017 - Dec, Colac Otway Shire: 411 people 2017 - Sept, Colac Otway Shire: 443 people 2017 - June, Colac Otway Shire: 469 people 2017 - Mar, Colac Otway Shire: 509 people 2016 - Dec, Colac Otway Shire: 541 people 2016 - Sept, Colac Otway Shire: 500 people 2016 - June, Colac Otway Shire: 408 people 2016 - Mar, Colac Otway Shire: 356 people 2015 - Dec, Colac Otway Shire: 343 people 2015 - Sept, Colac Otway Shire: 383 people 2015 - June, Colac Otway Shire: 596 people 2015 - Mar, Colac Otway Shire: 756 people 2014 - Dec, Colac Otway Shire: 812 people 2014 - Sept, Colac Otway Shire: 858 people 2014 - June, Colac Otway Shire: 805 people 2014 - Mar, Colac Otway Shire: 718 people 2013 - Dec, Colac Otway Shire: 727 people 2013 - Sept, Colac Otway Shire: 751 people 2013 - June, Colac Otway Shire: 755 people 2013 - Mar, Colac Otway Shire: 737 people 2012 - Dec, Colac Otway Shire: 719 people 2012 - Sept, Colac Otway Shire: 690 people 2012 - June, Colac Otway Shire: 610 people 2012 - Mar, Colac Otway Shire: 594 people 2011 - Dec, Colac Otway Shire: 618 people 2011 - Sept, Colac Otway Shire: 662 people 2011 - June, Colac Otway Shire: 669 people 2011 - Mar, Colac Otway Shire: 656 people
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey, catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Unemployment
Colac Otway ShireRegional VIC VictoriaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2018
June35311,821+2.99+5.30+5.00+5.40
March36211,914+3.04+5.34+5.40+5.50
2017
December41111,873+3.46+5.36+5.70+5.50
September44311,604+3.82+5.21+5.90+5.50
June46911,319+4.14+5.38+6.10+5.60
March50911,196+4.55+5.49+6.10+5.80
2016
December54111,174+4.84+5.69+5.90+5.80
September50011,230+4.45+5.82+5.80+5.70
June40811,336+3.60+5.88+5.70+5.70
March35611,234+3.17+5.90+5.80+5.70
2015
December34311,058+3.10+5.77+6.00+5.80
September38310,757+3.56+5.98+6.00+6.00
June59610,675+5.58+6.14+6.00+6.10
March75610,717+7.05+6.33+6.20+6.10
2014
December81210,867+7.47+6.29+6.50+6.30
September85811,044+7.77+6.07+6.80+6.20
June80511,091+7.26+5.63+6.70+6.00
March71811,236+6.39+5.39+6.50+5.90
2013
December72711,170+6.51+5.45+6.30+5.80
September75111,303+6.64+5.57+5.90+5.80
June75511,356+6.65+5.81+5.80+5.70
March73711,260+6.55+5.72+5.80+5.50
2012
December71911,144+6.45+5.64+5.60+5.40
September69010,642+6.48+5.34+5.50+5.30
June61010,323+5.91+5.13+5.50+5.20
March59410,024+5.93+5.13+5.40+5.10
2011
December6189,945+6.21+5.08+5.30+5.20
September66210,340+6.40+5.38+5.20+5.20
June66910,562+6.33+5.77+4.90+5.00
March65610,888+6.03+6.04+4.80+5.00
2010
December49310,982+4.49+6.18+5.10+5.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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