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Unemployment

In the 2018 December quarter, the unemployment rate in the Northern Beaches Council area was 2.61%.

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: Due to a major change in the Labour Force Regions on which unemployment data are collected, Small Area Labour Markets datasets are now only directly comparable back to 2010. For this reason, data prior to 2010 is misleading and has been removed from this site.

Quarterly unemployment rate
Quarterly unemployment rate 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: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 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% 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: 5.00% 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% 2018 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.29% 2018 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.39% 2018 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.46% 2018 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.51% 2017 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.61% 2017 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.72% 2017 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.77% 2017 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.88% 2016 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.90% 2016 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.89% 2016 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.06% 2016 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.06% 2015 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.11% 2015 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.25% 2015 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.20% 2015 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.24% 2014 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.23% 2014 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.34% 2014 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.40% 2014 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.41% 2013 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.38% 2013 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.15% 2013 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.91% 2013 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.86% 2012 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.82% 2012 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.96% 2012 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.08% 2012 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.12% 2011 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.06% 2011 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.89% 2011 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.83% 2011 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.89% 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: 2.59% 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 2018 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,051 people 2018 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,816 people 2018 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,875 people 2018 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,493 people 2017 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 3,625 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: 3,922 people 2015 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 3,843 people 2015 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 3,994 people 2015 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 3,789 people 2014 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,361 people 2014 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,703 people 2014 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,736 people 2014 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,974 people 2013 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,794 people 2013 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,647 people 2013 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,430 people 2013 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,498 people 2012 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,456 people 2012 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,578 people 2012 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,620 people 2012 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,775 people 2011 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,811 people 2011 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,863 people 2011 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 5,118 people 2011 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,901 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 %
2018
December4,051155,068+2.61+4.29+4.30+5.00
September4,816152,636+3.16+4.39+4.50+5.20
June4,875151,436+3.22+4.46+4.80+5.40
March4,493151,488+2.97+4.51+4.90+5.50
2017
December3,625152,349+2.38+4.61+4.80+5.50
September3,410155,928+2.19+4.72+4.70+5.50
June3,409156,129+2.18+4.77+4.80+5.60
March4,080154,579+2.64+4.88+5.00+5.80
2016
December4,697152,911+3.07+4.90+5.00+5.80
September4,349150,629+2.89+4.89+5.00+5.70
June4,404151,040+2.92+5.06+5.00+5.60
March4,136151,623+2.73+5.06+5.20+5.70
2015
December3,922150,966+2.60+5.11+5.30+5.80
September3,843149,713+2.57+5.25+5.70+6.00
June3,994148,017+2.70+5.20+5.80+6.10
March3,789146,026+2.59+5.24+5.90+6.10
2014
December4,361145,403+3.00+5.23+6.10+6.30
September4,703143,984+3.27+5.34+5.90+6.20
June4,736143,545+3.30+5.40+5.60+6.00
March4,974143,468+3.47+5.41+5.50+5.80
2013
December4,794143,194+3.35+5.38+5.80+5.80
September4,647144,383+3.22+5.15+5.80+5.80
June4,430144,590+3.06+4.91+5.60+5.70
March4,498146,137+3.08+4.86+5.40+5.50
2012
December4,456146,579+3.04+4.82+5.10+5.40
September4,578145,628+3.14+4.96+5.00+5.30
June4,620144,091+3.21+5.08+5.00+5.20
March4,775142,570+3.35+5.12+5.00+5.10
2011
December4,811141,674+3.40+5.06+5.20+5.20
September4,863141,938+3.43+4.89+5.30+5.20
June5,118142,500+3.59+4.83+5.20+5.00
March4,901142,312+3.44+4.89+5.10+5.00
2010
December5,187143,097+3.62+5.01+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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