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Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) was 6.86%.

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 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, Western Australia: 6.10% 2018 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.30% 2018 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.20% 2018 - June, Western Australia: 6.20% 2018 - Mar, Western Australia: 6.20% 2017 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.00% 2017 - Sept, Western Australia: 5.70% 2017 - June, Western Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Western Australia: 6.00% 2016 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.40% 2016 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.50% 2016 - June, Western Australia: 6.10% 2016 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.00% 2015 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.20% 2015 - June, Western Australia: 6.00% 2015 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.70% 2014 - Dec, Western Australia: 5.40% 2014 - Sept, Western Australia: 5.00% 2014 - June, Western Australia: 5.00% 2014 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.00% 2013 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.60% 2013 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.50% 2013 - June, Western Australia: 4.90% 2013 - Mar, Western Australia: 4.70% 2012 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.30% 2012 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.10% 2012 - June, Western Australia: 3.80% 2012 - Mar, Western Australia: 3.90% 2011 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.10% 2011 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.30% 2011 - June, Western Australia: 4.30% 2011 - Mar, Western Australia: 4.20% 2019 - Mar, Greater Perth : 6.41% 2018 - Dec, Greater Perth : 6.39% 2018 - Sept, Greater Perth : 6.35% 2018 - June, Greater Perth : 6.25% 2018 - Mar, Greater Perth : 6.16% 2017 - Dec, Greater Perth : 6.22% 2017 - Sept, Greater Perth : 6.35% 2017 - June, Greater Perth : 6.51% 2017 - Mar, Greater Perth : 6.46% 2016 - Dec, Greater Perth : 6.24% 2016 - Sept, Greater Perth : 6.10% 2016 - June, Greater Perth : 6.02% 2016 - Mar, Greater Perth : 6.00% 2015 - Dec, Greater Perth : 5.98% 2015 - Sept, Greater Perth : 5.76% 2015 - June, Greater Perth : 5.49% 2015 - Mar, Greater Perth : 5.37% 2014 - Dec, Greater Perth : 5.21% 2014 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.84% 2014 - June, Greater Perth : 4.63% 2014 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.56% 2013 - Dec, Greater Perth : 4.34% 2013 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.42% 2013 - June, Greater Perth : 4.31% 2013 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.04% 2012 - Dec, Greater Perth : 3.98% 2012 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.01% 2012 - June, Greater Perth : 4.10% 2012 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.21% 2011 - Dec, Greater Perth : 4.28% 2011 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.25% 2011 - June, Greater Perth : 4.34% 2011 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.37% 2019 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.86% 2018 - Dec, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.58% 2018 - Sept, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.34% 2018 - June, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.94% 2018 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.07% 2017 - Dec, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.01% 2017 - Sept, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.90% 2017 - June, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.08% 2017 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.15% 2016 - Dec, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.07% 2016 - Sept, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.76% 2016 - June, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.52% 2016 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.49% 2015 - Dec, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.81% 2015 - Sept, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.08% 2015 - June, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.29% 2015 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 6.09% 2014 - Dec, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.68% 2014 - Sept, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 5.03% 2014 - June, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.59% 2014 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.45% 2013 - Dec, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.28% 2013 - Sept, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.66% 2013 - June, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.50% 2013 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.17% 2012 - Dec, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.06% 2012 - Sept, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.06% 2012 - June, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.04% 2012 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.41% 2011 - Dec, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.58% 2011 - Sept, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.42% 2011 - June, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.42% 2011 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 4.08%
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, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 19,356 people 2018 - Dec, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 18,560 people 2018 - Sept, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 17,930 people 2018 - June, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 17,006 people 2018 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 17,526 people 2017 - Dec, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 17,279 people 2017 - Sept, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 16,777 people 2017 - June, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 17,075 people 2017 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 17,101 people 2016 - Dec, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 16,855 people 2016 - Sept, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 15,996 people 2016 - June, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 15,358 people 2016 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 15,264 people 2015 - Dec, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 16,172 people 2015 - Sept, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 16,837 people 2015 - June, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 17,410 people 2015 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 16,852 people 2014 - Dec, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 15,653 people 2014 - Sept, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 13,865 people 2014 - June, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 12,624 people 2014 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 12,123 people 2013 - Dec, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 11,547 people 2013 - Sept, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 12,532 people 2013 - June, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 12,011 people 2013 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 11,126 people 2012 - Dec, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 10,824 people 2012 - Sept, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 10,706 people 2012 - June, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 10,578 people 2012 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 11,430 people 2011 - Dec, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 11,749 people 2011 - Sept, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 11,307 people 2011 - June, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 11,185 people 2011 - Mar, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 10,207 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
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)Greater Perth Western AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March19,356282,244+6.86+6.41+6.10+5.10
2018
December18,560281,869+6.58+6.39+6.30+5.00
September17,930282,910+6.34+6.35+6.20+5.20
June17,006286,079+5.94+6.25+6.20+5.40
March17,526288,600+6.07+6.16+6.20+5.50
2017
December17,279287,641+6.01+6.22+6.00+5.50
September16,777284,534+5.90+6.35+5.70+5.50
June17,075281,068+6.08+6.51+5.60+5.60
March17,101278,091+6.15+6.46+6.00+5.70
2016
December16,855277,807+6.07+6.24+6.40+5.80
September15,996277,850+5.76+6.10+6.50+5.60
June15,358277,990+5.52+6.02+6.10+5.60
March15,264278,013+5.49+6.00+5.70+5.70
2015
December16,172278,237+5.81+5.98+6.00+5.80
September16,837276,922+6.08+5.76+6.20+6.00
June17,410276,613+6.29+5.49+6.00+6.10
March16,852276,862+6.09+5.37+5.70+6.10
2014
December15,653275,606+5.68+5.21+5.40+6.30
September13,865275,783+5.03+4.84+5.00+6.20
June12,624274,955+4.59+4.63+5.00+6.00
March12,123272,434+4.45+4.56+5.00+5.80
2013
December11,547269,631+4.28+4.34+4.60+5.80
September12,532268,852+4.66+4.42+4.50+5.80
June12,011267,195+4.50+4.31+4.90+5.70
March11,126266,559+4.17+4.04+4.70+5.50
2012
December10,824266,656+4.06+3.98+4.30+5.40
September10,706263,406+4.06+4.01+4.10+5.30
June10,578261,849+4.04+4.10+3.80+5.20
March11,430259,070+4.41+4.21+3.90+5.10
2011
December11,749256,484+4.58+4.28+4.10+5.20
September11,307256,009+4.42+4.25+4.30+5.20
June11,185253,008+4.42+4.34+4.30+5.00
March10,207250,249+4.08+4.37+4.20+5.00
2010
December9,815248,097+3.96+4.56+4.40+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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