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Unemployment

In the 2019 June quarter, the unemployment rate in the Northern Beaches Council area was 2.70%.

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, New South Wales: 4.50% 2019 - Mar, New South Wales: 4.40% 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: 4.80% 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 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.11% 2019 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.07% 2018 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.20% 2018 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.33% 2018 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.41% 2018 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.47% 2017 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.57% 2017 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.68% 2017 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.71% 2017 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.80% 2016 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.80% 2016 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.78% 2016 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.96% 2016 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.97% 2015 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.03% 2015 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.16% 2015 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.10% 2015 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.15% 2014 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.13% 2014 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.22% 2014 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.27% 2014 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.28% 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 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.70% 2019 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.42% 2018 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.61% 2018 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.16% 2018 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.22% 2018 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.97% 2017 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.38% 2017 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.19% 2017 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.18% 2017 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.64% 2016 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.07% 2016 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.89% 2016 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.92% 2016 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.73% 2015 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.60% 2015 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.57% 2015 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.70% 2015 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.60% 2014 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.00% 2014 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.27% 2014 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.30% 2014 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.47% 2013 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.35% 2013 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.22% 2013 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.06% 2013 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.08% 2012 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.04% 2012 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.14% 2012 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.21% 2012 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.35% 2011 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.40% 2011 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.43% 2011 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.59% 2011 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 3.44%
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, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,187 people 2019 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 3,775 people 2018 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,054 people 2018 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,818 people 2018 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,877 people 2018 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,494 people 2017 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 3,626 people 2017 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 3,410 people 2017 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 3,409 people 2017 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,080 people 2016 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,697 people 2016 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,349 people 2016 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,404 people 2016 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,136 people 2015 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 7,907 people 2015 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 7,736 people 2015 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 8,041 people 2015 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 7,629 people 2014 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 8,772 people 2014 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 9,457 people 2014 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 9,509 people 2014 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 9,982 people 2013 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 9,614 people 2013 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 9,314 people 2013 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 8,877 people 2013 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 9,010 people 2012 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 8,921 people 2012 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 9,165 people 2012 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 9,248 people 2012 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 9,556 people 2011 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 9,624 people 2011 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 9,727 people 2011 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 10,237 people 2011 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 9,803 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
Northern Beaches Council areaGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
June4,187155,107+2.70+4.11+4.50+5.20
March3,775155,781+2.42+4.07+4.40+5.10
2018
December4,054155,099+2.61+4.20+4.30+5.00
September4,818152,665+3.16+4.33+4.50+5.10
June4,877151,462+3.22+4.41+4.80+5.40
March4,494151,506+2.97+4.47+4.90+5.50
2017
December3,626152,359+2.38+4.57+4.80+5.50
September3,410155,930+2.19+4.68+4.80+5.50
June3,409156,129+2.18+4.71+4.80+5.60
March4,080154,579+2.64+4.80+5.00+5.80
2016
December4,697152,911+3.07+4.80+5.10+5.80
September4,349150,629+2.89+4.78+5.00+5.60
June4,404151,040+2.92+4.96+5.00+5.60
March4,136151,623+2.73+4.97+5.20+5.70
2015
December7,907303,752+2.60+5.03+5.30+5.80
September7,736301,174+2.57+5.16+5.70+6.00
June8,041297,702+2.70+5.10+5.80+6.10
March7,629293,627+2.60+5.15+5.90+6.10
2014
December8,772292,269+3.00+5.13+6.10+6.30
September9,457289,315+3.27+5.22+5.90+6.20
June9,509288,290+3.30+5.27+5.60+6.00
March9,982287,997+3.47+5.28+5.50+5.80
2013
December9,614287,329+3.35+5.25+5.80+5.90
September9,314289,618+3.22+5.02+5.80+5.80
June8,877289,954+3.06+4.79+5.60+5.70
March9,010292,969+3.08+4.74+5.40+5.60
2012
December8,921293,754+3.04+4.69+5.10+5.40
September9,165291,723+3.14+4.82+5.00+5.30
June9,248288,502+3.21+4.93+5.00+5.20
March9,556285,320+3.35+4.98+5.00+5.10
2011
December9,624283,429+3.40+4.94+5.20+5.20
September9,727283,898+3.43+4.77+5.30+5.20
June10,237285,000+3.59+4.71+5.20+5.00
March9,803284,625+3.44+4.75+5.10+5.00
2010
December10,374286,196+3.62+4.86+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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