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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Hornsby Shire was 4.58%.

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, New South Wales: 4.30% 2018 - Dec, New South Wales: 4.30% 2018 - Sept, New South Wales: 4.50% 2018 - June, New South Wales: 4.80% 2018 - Mar, New South Wales: 4.90% 2017 - Dec, New South Wales: 4.80% 2017 - Sept, New South Wales: 4.70% 2017 - June, New South Wales: 4.80% 2017 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.10% 2016 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - June, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.20% 2015 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.30% 2015 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.70% 2015 - June, New South Wales: 5.80% 2015 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.90% 2014 - Dec, New South Wales: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.90% 2014 - June, New South Wales: 5.60% 2014 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.80% 2013 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.80% 2013 - June, New South Wales: 5.60% 2013 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.40% 2012 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.10% 2012 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.00% 2012 - June, New South Wales: 5.00% 2012 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.00% 2011 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.20% 2011 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.30% 2011 - June, New South Wales: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.10% 2019 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.07% 2018 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.20% 2018 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.32% 2018 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.41% 2018 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.47% 2017 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.56% 2017 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.67% 2017 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.71% 2017 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.80% 2016 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.80% 2016 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.77% 2016 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.96% 2016 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.96% 2015 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.02% 2015 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.16% 2015 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.10% 2015 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.14% 2014 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.12% 2014 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.22% 2014 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.27% 2014 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.27% 2013 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.25% 2013 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.02% 2013 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.79% 2013 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.74% 2012 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.69% 2012 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.82% 2012 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.93% 2012 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.98% 2011 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.94% 2011 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.77% 2011 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.71% 2011 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.75% 2019 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 4.58% 2018 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 4.48% 2018 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 4.68% 2018 - June, Hornsby Shire: 4.99% 2018 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 5.09% 2017 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 5.29% 2017 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 5.44% 2017 - June, Hornsby Shire: 5.54% 2017 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 5.96% 2016 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 5.68% 2016 - June, Hornsby Shire: 5.50% 2016 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 5.07% 2015 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 5.02% 2015 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 5.38% 2015 - June, Hornsby Shire: 5.59% 2015 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 5.60% 2014 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 5.51% 2014 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 5.34% 2014 - June, Hornsby Shire: 5.21% 2014 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 5.27% 2013 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 5.11% 2013 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 4.79% 2013 - June, Hornsby Shire: 4.64% 2013 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 4.77% 2012 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 4.83% 2012 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 4.87% 2012 - June, Hornsby Shire: 4.81% 2012 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 4.52% 2011 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 4.31% 2011 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 4.02% 2011 - June, Hornsby Shire: 3.73% 2011 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 3.61%
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, Hornsby Shire: 3,992 people 2018 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 3,878 people 2018 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 4,001 people 2018 - June, Hornsby Shire: 4,208 people 2018 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 4,177 people 2017 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 4,273 people 2017 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 4,359 people 2017 - June, Hornsby Shire: 4,413 people 2017 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 4,665 people 2016 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 4,829 people 2016 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 4,629 people 2016 - June, Hornsby Shire: 4,494 people 2016 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 4,140 people 2015 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 4,095 people 2015 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 4,375 people 2015 - June, Hornsby Shire: 4,512 people 2015 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 4,479 people 2014 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 4,395 people 2014 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 4,273 people 2014 - June, Hornsby Shire: 4,197 people 2014 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 4,273 people 2013 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 4,116 people 2013 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 3,810 people 2013 - June, Hornsby Shire: 3,668 people 2013 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 3,736 people 2012 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 3,789 people 2012 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 3,851 people 2012 - June, Hornsby Shire: 3,811 people 2012 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 3,581 people 2011 - Dec, Hornsby Shire: 3,401 people 2011 - Sept, Hornsby Shire: 3,159 people 2011 - June, Hornsby Shire: 2,917 people 2011 - Mar, Hornsby Shire: 2,814 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
Hornsby ShireGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March3,99287,148+4.58+4.07+4.30+5.10
2018
December3,87886,473+4.48+4.20+4.30+5.00
September4,00185,512+4.68+4.32+4.50+5.20
June4,20884,257+4.99+4.41+4.80+5.40
March4,17782,112+5.09+4.47+4.90+5.50
2017
December4,27380,821+5.29+4.56+4.80+5.50
September4,35980,105+5.44+4.67+4.70+5.50
June4,41379,679+5.54+4.71+4.80+5.60
March4,66580,396+5.80+4.80+5.00+5.70
2016
December4,82981,045+5.96+4.80+5.10+5.80
September4,62981,461+5.68+4.77+5.00+5.60
June4,49481,644+5.50+4.96+5.00+5.60
March4,14081,580+5.07+4.96+5.20+5.70
2015
December4,09581,615+5.02+5.02+5.30+5.80
September4,37581,306+5.38+5.16+5.70+6.00
June4,51280,752+5.59+5.10+5.80+6.10
March4,47980,043+5.60+5.14+5.90+6.10
2014
December4,39579,836+5.51+5.12+6.10+6.30
September4,27380,093+5.34+5.22+5.90+6.20
June4,19780,510+5.21+5.27+5.60+6.00
March4,27381,021+5.27+5.27+5.50+5.80
2013
December4,11680,470+5.11+5.25+5.80+5.80
September3,81079,481+4.79+5.02+5.80+5.80
June3,66879,004+4.64+4.79+5.60+5.70
March3,73678,401+4.77+4.74+5.40+5.50
2012
December3,78978,512+4.83+4.69+5.10+5.40
September3,85178,997+4.87+4.82+5.00+5.30
June3,81179,251+4.81+4.93+5.00+5.20
March3,58179,249+4.52+4.98+5.00+5.10
2011
December3,40178,997+4.31+4.94+5.20+5.20
September3,15978,552+4.02+4.77+5.30+5.20
June2,91778,197+3.73+4.71+5.20+5.00
March2,81477,956+3.61+4.75+5.10+5.00
2010
December2,75477,958+3.53+4.85+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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