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West Coast Council area

Unemployment

In the 2019 June quarter, the unemployment rate in West Coast Council area was 9.52%.

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, Tasmania: 6.50% 2019 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.50% 2018 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.20% 2018 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.90% 2018 - June, Tasmania: 5.90% 2018 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.90% 2017 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.00% 2017 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.90% 2017 - June, Tasmania: 5.80% 2017 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.00% 2016 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.30% 2016 - June, Tasmania: 6.50% 2016 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.60% 2015 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.60% 2015 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.50% 2015 - June, Tasmania: 6.50% 2015 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.60% 2014 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.80% 2014 - Sept, Tasmania: 7.00% 2014 - June, Tasmania: 7.30% 2014 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.40% 2013 - Dec, Tasmania: 7.70% 2013 - Sept, Tasmania: 7.90% 2013 - June, Tasmania: 7.80% 2013 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.40% 2012 - Dec, Tasmania: 7.10% 2012 - Sept, Tasmania: 7.00% 2012 - June, Tasmania: 7.00% 2012 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.80% 2011 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.30% 2011 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.70% 2011 - June, Tasmania: 5.30% 2011 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.40% 2019 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.47% 2019 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.24% 2018 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.04% 2018 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.03% 2018 - June, Greater Hobart : 5.96% 2018 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 5.74% 2017 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 5.60% 2017 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 5.62% 2017 - June, Greater Hobart : 5.80% 2017 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 5.89% 2016 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.35% 2016 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.38% 2016 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.10% 2016 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.24% 2015 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.17% 2015 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.01% 2015 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.30% 2015 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.28% 2014 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.44% 2014 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.80% 2014 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.74% 2014 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 6.85% 2013 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 6.58% 2013 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 6.23% 2013 - June, Greater Hobart : 6.07% 2013 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 5.87% 2012 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 5.79% 2012 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 5.75% 2012 - June, Greater Hobart : 5.44% 2012 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 4.95% 2011 - Dec, Greater Hobart : 4.61% 2011 - Sept, Greater Hobart : 4.47% 2011 - June, Greater Hobart : 4.60% 2011 - Mar, Greater Hobart : 4.80% 2019 - June, West Coast Council area: 9.52% 2019 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 9.37% 2018 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 9.05% 2018 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 9.23% 2018 - June, West Coast Council area: 9.30% 2018 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 8.71% 2017 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 8.23% 2017 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 7.97% 2017 - June, West Coast Council area: 8.09% 2017 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 8.40% 2016 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 8.68% 2016 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 9.10% 2016 - June, West Coast Council area: 9.70% 2016 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 10.80% 2015 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 11.15% 2015 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 11.65% 2015 - June, West Coast Council area: 11.12% 2015 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 10.60% 2014 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 10.80% 2014 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 10.81% 2014 - June, West Coast Council area: 11.31% 2014 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 11.12% 2013 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 10.83% 2013 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 10.59% 2013 - June, West Coast Council area: 9.98% 2013 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 10.65% 2012 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 11.20% 2012 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 10.38% 2012 - June, West Coast Council area: 9.38% 2012 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 8.00% 2011 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 7.35% 2011 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 7.74% 2011 - June, West Coast Council area: 8.48% 2011 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 9.19%
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, West Coast Council area: 185 people 2019 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 183 people 2018 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 177 people 2018 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 181 people 2018 - June, West Coast Council area: 182 people 2018 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 170 people 2017 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 161 people 2017 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 158 people 2017 - June, West Coast Council area: 162 people 2017 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 169 people 2016 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 175 people 2016 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 185 people 2016 - June, West Coast Council area: 200 people 2016 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 225 people 2015 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 234 people 2015 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 243 people 2015 - June, West Coast Council area: 229 people 2015 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 218 people 2014 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 223 people 2014 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 227 people 2014 - June, West Coast Council area: 242 people 2014 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 244 people 2013 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 243 people 2013 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 240 people 2013 - June, West Coast Council area: 228 people 2013 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 243 people 2012 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 255 people 2012 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 236 people 2012 - June, West Coast Council area: 214 people 2012 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 184 people 2011 - Dec, West Coast Council area: 173 people 2011 - Sept, West Coast Council area: 187 people 2011 - June, West Coast Council area: 209 people 2011 - Mar, West Coast Council area: 230 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
West Coast Council areaGreater Hobart TasmaniaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
June1851,944+9.52+6.47+6.50+5.20
March1831,954+9.37+6.24+6.50+5.10
2018
December1771,956+9.05+6.04+6.20+5.00
September1811,960+9.23+6.03+5.90+5.10
June1821,956+9.30+5.96+5.90+5.40
March1701,952+8.71+5.74+5.90+5.50
2017
December1611,957+8.23+5.60+6.00+5.50
September1581,983+7.97+5.62+5.90+5.50
June1622,003+8.09+5.80+5.80+5.60
March1692,012+8.40+5.89+5.80+5.80
2016
December1752,016+8.68+6.35+6.00+5.80
September1852,033+9.10+6.38+6.30+5.60
June2002,061+9.70+6.10+6.50+5.60
March2252,083+10.80+6.24+6.60+5.70
2015
December2342,098+11.15+6.17+6.60+5.80
September2432,086+11.65+6.01+6.50+6.00
June2292,060+11.12+6.30+6.50+6.10
March2182,057+10.60+6.28+6.60+6.10
2014
December2232,064+10.80+6.44+6.80+6.30
September2272,100+10.81+6.80+7.00+6.20
June2422,140+11.31+6.74+7.30+6.00
March2442,195+11.12+6.85+7.40+5.80
2013
December2432,243+10.83+6.58+7.70+5.90
September2402,267+10.59+6.23+7.90+5.80
June2282,284+9.98+6.07+7.80+5.70
March2432,281+10.65+5.87+7.40+5.60
2012
December2552,276+11.20+5.79+7.10+5.40
September2362,274+10.38+5.75+7.00+5.30
June2142,281+9.38+5.44+7.00+5.20
March1842,300+8.00+4.95+6.80+5.10
2011
December1732,354+7.35+4.61+6.30+5.20
September1872,416+7.74+4.47+5.70+5.20
June2092,465+8.48+4.60+5.30+5.00
March2302,502+9.19+4.80+5.40+5.00
2010
December2282,514+9.07+4.88+5.60+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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