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Unemployment

In the 2017 December quarter, the unemployment rate in the Northern Beaches Council area was 2.39%.

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 2017 - Dec, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - Sept, Australia: 5.50% 2017 - June, Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - June, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2015 - Sept, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - June, Australia: 6.10% 2015 - Mar, Australia: 6.10% 2014 - Dec, Australia: 6.20% 2014 - Sept, Australia: 6.30% 2014 - June, Australia: 6.00% 2014 - Mar, Australia: 5.90% 2013 - Dec, Australia: 5.90% 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: 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: 5.10% 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: 5.90% 2015 - Mar, New South Wales: 6.00% 2014 - Dec, New South Wales: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.90% 2014 - June, New South Wales: 5.70% 2014 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.70% 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: 5.10% 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: 5.00% 2017 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.62% 2017 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.72% 2017 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.78% 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 : 5.42% 2013 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.38% 2013 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.15% 2013 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.91% 2013 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.87% 2012 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.83% 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% 2017 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.39% 2017 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.19% 2017 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 2.19% 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: 3.07% 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, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2017 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 3,649 people 2017 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 3,431 people 2017 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 3,428 people 2017 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,096 people 2016 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,717 people 2016 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,367 people 2016 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,422 people 2016 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,153 people 2015 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 3,937 people 2015 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 3,858 people 2015 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,009 people 2015 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 3,803 people 2014 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,375 people 2014 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,718 people 2014 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,750 people 2014 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,987 people 2013 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,804 people 2013 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,657 people 2013 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,439 people 2013 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,507 people 2012 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,464 people 2012 - Sept, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,584 people 2012 - June, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,624 people 2012 - Mar, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,778 people 2011 - Dec, Northern Beaches Council area: 4,812 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, June 2017. 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 %
2017
December3,649152,776+2.39+4.62+4.80+5.50
September3,431156,362+2.19+4.72+4.70+5.50
June3,428156,615+2.19+4.78+4.80+5.60
March4,096155,122+2.64+4.88+5.00+5.70
2016
December4,717153,496+3.07+4.90+5.10+5.70
September4,367151,244+2.89+4.89+5.00+5.70
June4,422151,674+2.92+5.06+5.10+5.70
March4,153152,252+2.73+5.06+5.20+5.70
2015
December3,937151,575+2.60+5.11+5.30+5.80
September3,858150,298+2.57+5.25+5.70+6.10
June4,009148,575+2.70+5.20+5.90+6.10
March3,803146,553+2.60+5.24+6.00+6.10
2014
December4,375145,895+3.00+5.23+6.10+6.20
September4,718144,433+3.27+5.34+5.90+6.30
June4,750143,939+3.30+5.40+5.70+6.00
March4,987143,812+3.47+5.42+5.50+5.90
2013
December4,804143,491+3.35+5.38+5.70+5.90
September4,657144,644+3.22+5.15+5.80+5.80
June4,439144,827+3.07+4.91+5.60+5.70
March4,507146,354+3.08+4.87+5.40+5.50
2012
December4,464146,770+3.04+4.83+5.10+5.40
September4,584145,781+3.14+4.96+5.10+5.30
June4,624144,200+3.21+5.08+5.00+5.20
March4,778142,633+3.35+5.12+5.00+5.10
2011
December4,812141,702+3.40+5.06+5.20+5.20
September4,863141,946+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+5.00+4.90
2010
December5,187143,097+3.62+5.01+4.90+5.00

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Labour force survey catalogue number 6202.0, and Department of Employment, Small Area Labour Markets, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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