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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in City of Darwin was 4.06%.

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, Northern Territory: 4.50% 2018 - Dec, Northern Territory: 4.80% 2018 - Sept, Northern Territory: 4.50% 2018 - June, Northern Territory: 4.10% 2018 - Mar, Northern Territory: 4.10% 2017 - Dec, Northern Territory: 4.40% 2017 - Sept, Northern Territory: 4.10% 2017 - June, Northern Territory: 3.50% 2017 - Mar, Northern Territory: 3.30% 2016 - Dec, Northern Territory: 3.40% 2016 - Sept, Northern Territory: 3.50% 2016 - June, Northern Territory: 3.70% 2016 - Mar, Northern Territory: 4.00% 2015 - Dec, Northern Territory: 4.00% 2015 - Sept, Northern Territory: 4.40% 2015 - June, Northern Territory: 4.50% 2015 - Mar, Northern Territory: 4.20% 2014 - Dec, Northern Territory: 3.70% 2014 - Sept, Northern Territory: 3.70% 2014 - June, Northern Territory: 3.80% 2014 - Mar, Northern Territory: 3.70% 2013 - Dec, Northern Territory: 4.10% 2013 - Sept, Northern Territory: 5.20% 2013 - June, Northern Territory: 5.70% 2013 - Mar, Northern Territory: 5.10% 2012 - Dec, Northern Territory: 4.30% 2012 - Sept, Northern Territory: 4.00% 2012 - June, Northern Territory: 4.10% 2012 - Mar, Northern Territory: 4.20% 2011 - Dec, Northern Territory: 4.50% 2011 - Sept, Northern Territory: 4.00% 2011 - June, Northern Territory: 3.50% 2011 - Mar, Northern Territory: 2.80% 2019 - Mar, Greater Darwin : 4.13% 2018 - Dec, Greater Darwin : 3.86% 2018 - Sept, Greater Darwin : 3.73% 2018 - June, Greater Darwin : 3.56% 2018 - Mar, Greater Darwin : 3.39% 2017 - Dec, Greater Darwin : 3.46% 2017 - Sept, Greater Darwin : 3.35% 2017 - June, Greater Darwin : 3.25% 2017 - Mar, Greater Darwin : 3.30% 2016 - Dec, Greater Darwin : 3.43% 2016 - Sept, Greater Darwin : 3.35% 2016 - June, Greater Darwin : 3.41% 2016 - Mar, Greater Darwin : 3.48% 2015 - Dec, Greater Darwin : 3.22% 2015 - Sept, Greater Darwin : 3.20% 2015 - June, Greater Darwin : 3.37% 2015 - Mar, Greater Darwin : 3.21% 2014 - Dec, Greater Darwin : 3.05% 2014 - Sept, Greater Darwin : 3.06% 2014 - June, Greater Darwin : 2.98% 2014 - Mar, Greater Darwin : 3.06% 2013 - Dec, Greater Darwin : 3.09% 2013 - Sept, Greater Darwin : 3.24% 2013 - June, Greater Darwin : 3.07% 2013 - Mar, Greater Darwin : 3.15% 2012 - Dec, Greater Darwin : 3.39% 2012 - Sept, Greater Darwin : 3.37% 2012 - June, Greater Darwin : 3.36% 2012 - Mar, Greater Darwin : 3.32% 2011 - Dec, Greater Darwin : 3.05% 2011 - Sept, Greater Darwin : 2.81% 2011 - June, Greater Darwin : 2.77% 2011 - Mar, Greater Darwin : 2.76% 2019 - Mar, City of Darwin: 4.06% 2018 - Dec, City of Darwin: 3.82% 2018 - Sept, City of Darwin: 3.69% 2018 - June, City of Darwin: 3.50% 2018 - Mar, City of Darwin: 3.30% 2017 - Dec, City of Darwin: 3.36% 2017 - Sept, City of Darwin: 3.26% 2017 - June, City of Darwin: 3.18% 2017 - Mar, City of Darwin: 3.27% 2016 - Dec, City of Darwin: 3.42% 2016 - Sept, City of Darwin: 3.32% 2016 - June, City of Darwin: 3.38% 2016 - Mar, City of Darwin: 3.40% 2015 - Dec, City of Darwin: 3.12% 2015 - Sept, City of Darwin: 3.09% 2015 - June, City of Darwin: 3.22% 2015 - Mar, City of Darwin: 3.07% 2014 - Dec, City of Darwin: 2.97% 2014 - Sept, City of Darwin: 3.00% 2014 - June, City of Darwin: 2.97% 2014 - Mar, City of Darwin: 3.06% 2013 - Dec, City of Darwin: 3.08% 2013 - Sept, City of Darwin: 3.26% 2013 - June, City of Darwin: 3.12% 2013 - Mar, City of Darwin: 3.23% 2012 - Dec, City of Darwin: 3.51% 2012 - Sept, City of Darwin: 3.49% 2012 - June, City of Darwin: 3.48% 2012 - Mar, City of Darwin: 3.43% 2011 - Dec, City of Darwin: 3.16% 2011 - Sept, City of Darwin: 2.90% 2011 - June, City of Darwin: 2.86% 2011 - Mar, City of Darwin: 2.85%
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 Darwin: 2,151 people 2018 - Dec, City of Darwin: 2,030 people 2018 - Sept, City of Darwin: 1,949 people 2018 - June, City of Darwin: 1,846 people 2018 - Mar, City of Darwin: 1,726 people 2017 - Dec, City of Darwin: 1,749 people 2017 - Sept, City of Darwin: 1,696 people 2017 - June, City of Darwin: 1,663 people 2017 - Mar, City of Darwin: 1,717 people 2016 - Dec, City of Darwin: 1,805 people 2016 - Sept, City of Darwin: 1,757 people 2016 - June, City of Darwin: 1,794 people 2016 - Mar, City of Darwin: 1,797 people 2015 - Dec, City of Darwin: 1,632 people 2015 - Sept, City of Darwin: 1,599 people 2015 - June, City of Darwin: 1,639 people 2015 - Mar, City of Darwin: 1,559 people 2014 - Dec, City of Darwin: 1,504 people 2014 - Sept, City of Darwin: 1,527 people 2014 - June, City of Darwin: 1,505 people 2014 - Mar, City of Darwin: 1,536 people 2013 - Dec, City of Darwin: 1,533 people 2013 - Sept, City of Darwin: 1,606 people 2013 - June, City of Darwin: 1,524 people 2013 - Mar, City of Darwin: 1,555 people 2012 - Dec, City of Darwin: 1,670 people 2012 - Sept, City of Darwin: 1,641 people 2012 - June, City of Darwin: 1,619 people 2012 - Mar, City of Darwin: 1,604 people 2011 - Dec, City of Darwin: 1,480 people 2011 - Sept, City of Darwin: 1,364 people 2011 - June, City of Darwin: 1,351 people 2011 - Mar, City of Darwin: 1,336 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 DarwinGreater Darwin Northern TerritoryAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March2,15153,040+4.06+4.13+4.50+5.10
2018
December2,03053,127+3.82+3.86+4.80+5.00
September1,94952,888+3.69+3.73+4.50+5.20
June1,84652,683+3.50+3.56+4.10+5.40
March1,72652,315+3.30+3.39+4.10+5.50
2017
December1,74952,095+3.36+3.46+4.40+5.50
September1,69652,100+3.26+3.35+4.10+5.50
June1,66352,227+3.18+3.25+3.50+5.60
March1,71752,438+3.27+3.30+3.30+5.70
2016
December1,80552,782+3.42+3.43+3.40+5.80
September1,75752,937+3.32+3.35+3.50+5.60
June1,79453,067+3.38+3.41+3.70+5.60
March1,79752,800+3.40+3.48+4.00+5.70
2015
December1,63252,276+3.12+3.22+4.00+5.80
September1,59951,670+3.09+3.20+4.40+6.00
June1,63950,963+3.22+3.37+4.50+6.10
March1,55950,746+3.07+3.21+4.20+6.10
2014
December1,50450,721+2.97+3.05+3.70+6.30
September1,52750,818+3.00+3.06+3.70+6.20
June1,50550,711+2.97+2.98+3.80+6.00
March1,53650,265+3.06+3.06+3.70+5.80
2013
December1,53349,718+3.08+3.09+4.10+5.80
September1,60649,251+3.26+3.24+5.20+5.80
June1,52448,812+3.12+3.07+5.70+5.70
March1,55548,199+3.23+3.15+5.10+5.50
2012
December1,67047,580+3.51+3.39+4.30+5.40
September1,64146,993+3.49+3.37+4.00+5.30
June1,61946,547+3.48+3.36+4.10+5.20
March1,60446,701+3.43+3.32+4.20+5.10
2011
December1,48046,898+3.16+3.05+4.50+5.20
September1,36446,974+2.90+2.81+4.00+5.20
June1,35147,208+2.86+2.77+3.50+5.00
March1,33646,837+2.85+2.76+2.80+5.00
2010
December1,41146,404+3.04+2.94+2.60+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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