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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in City of South Perth was 5.76%.

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, 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, City of South Perth: 5.76% 2018 - Dec, City of South Perth: 5.56% 2018 - Sept, City of South Perth: 5.36% 2018 - June, City of South Perth: 5.01% 2018 - Mar, City of South Perth: 5.05% 2017 - Dec, City of South Perth: 4.91% 2017 - Sept, City of South Perth: 4.74% 2017 - June, City of South Perth: 4.80% 2017 - Mar, City of South Perth: 4.84% 2016 - Dec, City of South Perth: 4.82% 2016 - Sept, City of South Perth: 4.59% 2016 - June, City of South Perth: 4.40% 2016 - Mar, City of South Perth: 4.34% 2015 - Dec, City of South Perth: 4.48% 2015 - Sept, City of South Perth: 4.63% 2015 - June, City of South Perth: 4.79% 2015 - Mar, City of South Perth: 4.60% 2014 - Dec, City of South Perth: 4.27% 2014 - Sept, City of South Perth: 3.82% 2014 - June, City of South Perth: 3.54% 2014 - Mar, City of South Perth: 3.55% 2013 - Dec, City of South Perth: 3.51% 2013 - Sept, City of South Perth: 3.87% 2013 - June, City of South Perth: 3.77% 2013 - Mar, City of South Perth: 3.48% 2012 - Dec, City of South Perth: 3.41% 2012 - Sept, City of South Perth: 3.38% 2012 - June, City of South Perth: 3.42% 2012 - Mar, City of South Perth: 3.81% 2011 - Dec, City of South Perth: 4.05% 2011 - Sept, City of South Perth: 3.97% 2011 - June, City of South Perth: 3.97% 2011 - Mar, City of South Perth: 3.68%
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 South Perth: 1,325 people 2018 - Dec, City of South Perth: 1,278 people 2018 - Sept, City of South Perth: 1,236 people 2018 - June, City of South Perth: 1,168 people 2018 - Mar, City of South Perth: 1,189 people 2017 - Dec, City of South Perth: 1,151 people 2017 - Sept, City of South Perth: 1,101 people 2017 - June, City of South Perth: 1,105 people 2017 - Mar, City of South Perth: 1,105 people 2016 - Dec, City of South Perth: 1,103 people 2016 - Sept, City of South Perth: 1,052 people 2016 - June, City of South Perth: 1,012 people 2016 - Mar, City of South Perth: 1,002 people 2015 - Dec, City of South Perth: 1,039 people 2015 - Sept, City of South Perth: 1,072 people 2015 - June, City of South Perth: 1,109 people 2015 - Mar, City of South Perth: 1,070 people 2014 - Dec, City of South Perth: 991 people 2014 - Sept, City of South Perth: 882 people 2014 - June, City of South Perth: 811 people 2014 - Mar, City of South Perth: 800 people 2013 - Dec, City of South Perth: 777 people 2013 - Sept, City of South Perth: 857 people 2013 - June, City of South Perth: 831 people 2013 - Mar, City of South Perth: 769 people 2012 - Dec, City of South Perth: 755 people 2012 - Sept, City of South Perth: 741 people 2012 - June, City of South Perth: 746 people 2012 - Mar, City of South Perth: 825 people 2011 - Dec, City of South Perth: 868 people 2011 - Sept, City of South Perth: 850 people 2011 - June, City of South Perth: 839 people 2011 - Mar, City of South Perth: 767 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 South PerthGreater Perth Western AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March1,32523,015+5.76+6.41+6.10+5.10
2018
December1,27822,987+5.56+6.39+6.30+5.00
September1,23623,072+5.36+6.35+6.20+5.20
June1,16823,331+5.01+6.25+6.20+5.40
March1,18923,536+5.05+6.16+6.20+5.50
2017
December1,15123,454+4.91+6.22+6.00+5.50
September1,10123,252+4.74+6.35+5.70+5.50
June1,10523,023+4.80+6.51+5.60+5.60
March1,10522,835+4.84+6.46+6.00+5.70
2016
December1,10322,868+4.82+6.24+6.40+5.80
September1,05222,939+4.59+6.10+6.50+5.60
June1,01223,018+4.40+6.02+6.10+5.60
March1,00223,087+4.34+6.00+5.70+5.70
2015
December1,03923,174+4.48+5.98+6.00+5.80
September1,07223,129+4.63+5.76+6.20+6.00
June1,10923,169+4.79+5.49+6.00+6.10
March1,07023,257+4.60+5.37+5.70+6.10
2014
December99123,217+4.27+5.21+5.40+6.30
September88223,091+3.82+4.84+5.00+6.20
June81122,879+3.54+4.63+5.00+6.00
March80022,526+3.55+4.56+5.00+5.80
2013
December77722,153+3.51+4.34+4.60+5.80
September85722,147+3.87+4.42+4.50+5.80
June83122,068+3.77+4.31+4.90+5.70
March76922,074+3.48+4.04+4.70+5.50
2012
December75522,140+3.41+3.98+4.30+5.40
September74121,909+3.38+4.01+4.10+5.30
June74621,818+3.42+4.10+3.80+5.20
March82521,626+3.81+4.21+3.90+5.10
2011
December86821,451+4.05+4.28+4.10+5.20
September85021,389+3.97+4.25+4.30+5.20
June83921,117+3.97+4.34+4.30+5.00
March76720,865+3.68+4.37+4.20+5.00
2010
December72520,662+3.51+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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