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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Inner West Council area was 3.69%.

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, Inner West Council area: 3.69% 2018 - Dec, Inner West Council area: 4.60% 2018 - Sept, Inner West Council area: 5.21% 2018 - June, Inner West Council area: 5.65% 2018 - Mar, Inner West Council area: 5.75% 2017 - Dec, Inner West Council area: 5.67% 2017 - Sept, Inner West Council area: 5.65% 2017 - June, Inner West Council area: 5.50% 2017 - Mar, Inner West Council area: 5.42% 2016 - Dec, Inner West Council area: 5.44% 2016 - Sept, Inner West Council area: 5.31% 2016 - June, Inner West Council area: 5.47% 2016 - Mar, Inner West Council area: 5.44% 2015 - Dec, Inner West Council area: 5.58% 2015 - Sept, Inner West Council area: 5.93% 2015 - June, Inner West Council area: 5.60% 2015 - Mar, Inner West Council area: 5.39% 2014 - Dec, Inner West Council area: 5.06% 2014 - Sept, Inner West Council area: 5.01% 2014 - June, Inner West Council area: 5.15% 2014 - Mar, Inner West Council area: 5.06% 2013 - Dec, Inner West Council area: 5.22% 2013 - Sept, Inner West Council area: 4.67% 2013 - June, Inner West Council area: 4.41% 2013 - Mar, Inner West Council area: 4.75% 2012 - Dec, Inner West Council area: 4.69% 2012 - Sept, Inner West Council area: 5.47% 2012 - June, Inner West Council area: 5.74% 2012 - Mar, Inner West Council area: 6.01% 2011 - Dec, Inner West Council area: 5.81% 2011 - Sept, Inner West Council area: 5.15% 2011 - June, Inner West Council area: 5.07% 2011 - Mar, Inner West Council area: 4.67%
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, Inner West Council area: 4,720 people 2018 - Dec, Inner West Council area: 5,840 people 2018 - Sept, Inner West Council area: 6,603 people 2018 - June, Inner West Council area: 7,156 people 2018 - Mar, Inner West Council area: 7,238 people 2017 - Dec, Inner West Council area: 7,103 people 2017 - Sept, Inner West Council area: 7,032 people 2017 - June, Inner West Council area: 6,800 people 2017 - Mar, Inner West Council area: 6,701 people 2016 - Dec, Inner West Council area: 6,686 people 2016 - Sept, Inner West Council area: 6,498 people 2016 - June, Inner West Council area: 6,589 people 2016 - Mar, Inner West Council area: 6,433 people 2015 - Dec, Inner West Council area: 6,547 people 2015 - Sept, Inner West Council area: 6,885 people 2015 - June, Inner West Council area: 6,550 people 2015 - Mar, Inner West Council area: 6,319 people 2014 - Dec, Inner West Council area: 5,887 people 2014 - Sept, Inner West Council area: 5,789 people 2014 - June, Inner West Council area: 5,889 people 2014 - Mar, Inner West Council area: 5,788 people 2013 - Dec, Inner West Council area: 5,993 people 2013 - Sept, Inner West Council area: 5,382 people 2013 - June, Inner West Council area: 5,098 people 2013 - Mar, Inner West Council area: 5,450 people 2012 - Dec, Inner West Council area: 5,326 people 2012 - Sept, Inner West Council area: 6,137 people 2012 - June, Inner West Council area: 6,365 people 2012 - Mar, Inner West Council area: 6,646 people 2011 - Dec, Inner West Council area: 6,418 people 2011 - Sept, Inner West Council area: 5,698 people 2011 - June, Inner West Council area: 5,572 people 2011 - Mar, Inner West Council area: 5,102 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
Inner West Council areaGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March4,720127,865+3.69+4.07+4.30+5.10
2018
December5,840127,003+4.60+4.20+4.30+5.00
September6,603126,785+5.21+4.32+4.50+5.20
June7,156126,567+5.65+4.41+4.80+5.40
March7,238125,850+5.75+4.47+4.90+5.50
2017
December7,103125,341+5.67+4.56+4.80+5.50
September7,032124,390+5.65+4.67+4.70+5.50
June6,800123,571+5.50+4.71+4.80+5.60
March6,701123,565+5.42+4.80+5.00+5.70
2016
December6,686122,829+5.44+4.80+5.10+5.80
September6,498122,337+5.31+4.77+5.00+5.60
June6,589120,393+5.47+4.96+5.00+5.60
March6,433118,285+5.44+4.96+5.20+5.70
2015
December6,547117,231+5.58+5.02+5.30+5.80
September6,885116,012+5.93+5.16+5.70+6.00
June6,550116,997+5.60+5.10+5.80+6.10
March6,319117,258+5.39+5.14+5.90+6.10
2014
December5,887116,352+5.06+5.12+6.10+6.30
September5,789115,629+5.01+5.22+5.90+6.20
June5,889114,334+5.15+5.27+5.60+6.00
March5,788114,391+5.06+5.27+5.50+5.80
2013
December5,993114,823+5.22+5.25+5.80+5.80
September5,382115,357+4.67+5.02+5.80+5.80
June5,098115,674+4.41+4.79+5.60+5.70
March5,450114,630+4.75+4.74+5.40+5.50
2012
December5,326113,590+4.69+4.69+5.10+5.40
September6,137112,112+5.47+4.82+5.00+5.30
June6,365110,938+5.74+4.93+5.00+5.20
March6,646110,564+6.01+4.98+5.00+5.10
2011
December6,418110,550+5.81+4.94+5.20+5.20
September5,698110,642+5.15+4.77+5.30+5.20
June5,572109,936+5.07+4.71+5.20+5.00
March5,102109,174+4.67+4.75+5.10+5.00
2010
December4,921107,730+4.57+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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