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Unemployment

In the 2019 June quarter, the unemployment rate in the Hilltops Council area was 6.70%.

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, NSW: 4.50% 2019 - Mar, NSW: 4.40% 2018 - Dec, NSW: 4.30% 2018 - Sept, NSW: 4.50% 2018 - June, NSW: 4.80% 2018 - Mar, NSW: 4.90% 2017 - Dec, NSW: 4.80% 2017 - Sept, NSW: 4.80% 2017 - June, NSW: 4.80% 2017 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - Dec, NSW: 5.10% 2016 - Sept, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - June, NSW: 5.00% 2016 - Mar, NSW: 5.20% 2015 - Dec, NSW: 5.30% 2015 - Sept, NSW: 5.70% 2015 - June, NSW: 5.80% 2015 - Mar, NSW: 5.90% 2014 - Dec, NSW: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, NSW: 5.90% 2014 - June, NSW: 5.60% 2014 - Mar, NSW: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, NSW: 5.80% 2013 - Sept, NSW: 5.80% 2013 - June, NSW: 5.60% 2013 - Mar, NSW: 5.40% 2012 - Dec, NSW: 5.10% 2012 - Sept, NSW: 5.00% 2012 - June, NSW: 5.00% 2012 - Mar, NSW: 5.00% 2011 - Dec, NSW: 5.20% 2011 - Sept, NSW: 5.30% 2011 - June, NSW: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, NSW: 5.10% 2019 - June, Regional NSW : 4.88% 2019 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.14% 2018 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.56% 2018 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.60% 2018 - June, Regional NSW : 5.61% 2018 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.40% 2017 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.25% 2017 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.28% 2017 - June, Regional NSW : 5.26% 2017 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.37% 2016 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.47% 2016 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.70% 2016 - June, Regional NSW : 6.00% 2016 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.45% 2015 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.98% 2015 - Sept, Regional NSW : 7.23% 2015 - June, Regional NSW : 7.27% 2015 - Mar, Regional NSW : 7.10% 2014 - Dec, Regional NSW : 6.72% 2014 - Sept, Regional NSW : 6.44% 2014 - June, Regional NSW : 6.19% 2014 - Mar, Regional NSW : 6.07% 2013 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.90% 2013 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.78% 2013 - June, Regional NSW : 5.76% 2013 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.54% 2012 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.38% 2012 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.29% 2012 - June, Regional NSW : 5.28% 2012 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.28% 2011 - Dec, Regional NSW : 5.31% 2011 - Sept, Regional NSW : 5.40% 2011 - June, Regional NSW : 5.35% 2011 - Mar, Regional NSW : 5.46% 2019 - June, Hilltops Council area: 6.70% 2019 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 7.33% 2018 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 7.64% 2018 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 7.19% 2018 - June, Hilltops Council area: 6.77% 2018 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 6.23% 2017 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 6.80% 2017 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 6.81% 2017 - June, Hilltops Council area: 5.95% 2017 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 5.76% 2016 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 5.07% 2016 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 4.91% 2016 - June, Hilltops Council area: 5.24% 2016 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 5.09% 2015 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 4.91% 2015 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 4.54% 2015 - June, Hilltops Council area: 4.39% 2015 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 5.47% 2014 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 7.09% 2014 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 7.77% 2014 - June, Hilltops Council area: 7.74% 2014 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 6.97% 2013 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 5.40% 2013 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 5.01% 2013 - June, Hilltops Council area: 5.17% 2013 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 4.91% 2012 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 4.28% 2012 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 4.46% 2012 - June, Hilltops Council area: 4.09% 2012 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 4.03% 2011 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 3.84% 2011 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 3.58% 2011 - June, Hilltops Council area: 3.93% 2011 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 4.84%
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, Hilltops Council area: 588 people 2019 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 641 people 2018 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 666 people 2018 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 630 people 2018 - June, Hilltops Council area: 603 people 2018 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 555 people 2017 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 592 people 2017 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 573 people 2017 - June, Hilltops Council area: 492 people 2017 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 478 people 2016 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 430 people 2016 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 425 people 2016 - June, Hilltops Council area: 458 people 2016 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 443 people 2015 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 866 people 2015 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 802 people 2015 - June, Hilltops Council area: 766 people 2015 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 956 people 2014 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 1,225 people 2014 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 1,318 people 2014 - June, Hilltops Council area: 1,296 people 2014 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 1,172 people 2013 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 921 people 2013 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 879 people 2013 - June, Hilltops Council area: 934 people 2013 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 899 people 2012 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 786 people 2012 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 818 people 2012 - June, Hilltops Council area: 750 people 2012 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 737 people 2011 - Dec, Hilltops Council area: 703 people 2011 - Sept, Hilltops Council area: 648 people 2011 - June, Hilltops Council area: 704 people 2011 - Mar, Hilltops Council area: 856 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
Hilltops Council areaRegional NSW NSWAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
June5888,774+6.70+4.88+4.50+5.20
March6418,746+7.33+5.14+4.40+5.10
2018
December6668,716+7.64+5.56+4.30+5.00
September6308,764+7.19+5.60+4.50+5.10
June6038,902+6.77+5.61+4.80+5.40
March5558,907+6.23+5.40+4.90+5.50
2017
December5928,705+6.80+5.25+4.80+5.50
September5738,408+6.81+5.28+4.80+5.50
June4928,273+5.95+5.26+4.80+5.60
March4788,304+5.76+5.37+5.00+5.80
2016
December4308,480+5.07+5.47+5.10+5.80
September4258,660+4.91+5.70+5.00+5.60
June4588,745+5.24+6.00+5.00+5.60
March4438,698+5.09+6.45+5.20+5.70
2015
December86617,620+4.91+6.98+5.30+5.80
September80217,647+4.54+7.23+5.70+6.00
June76617,447+4.39+7.27+5.80+6.10
March95617,466+5.47+7.10+5.90+6.10
2014
December1,22517,276+7.09+6.72+6.10+6.30
September1,31816,959+7.77+6.44+5.90+6.20
June1,29616,754+7.74+6.19+5.60+6.00
March1,17216,815+6.97+6.07+5.50+5.80
2013
December92117,066+5.40+5.90+5.80+5.90
September87917,556+5.01+5.78+5.80+5.80
June93418,069+5.17+5.76+5.60+5.70
March89918,312+4.91+5.54+5.40+5.60
2012
December78618,364+4.28+5.38+5.10+5.40
September81818,360+4.46+5.29+5.00+5.30
June75018,339+4.09+5.28+5.00+5.20
March73718,301+4.03+5.28+5.00+5.10
2011
December70318,284+3.84+5.31+5.20+5.20
September64818,107+3.58+5.40+5.30+5.20
June70417,911+3.93+5.35+5.20+5.00
March85617,684+4.84+5.46+5.10+5.00
2010
December1,12417,298+6.50+5.68+5.00+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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