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Unemployment

In the 2018 December quarter, the unemployment rate in Flinders Council was 5.04%.

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, Tasmania: 5.80% 2018 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.80% 2018 - June, Tasmania: 6.00% 2018 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.00% 2017 - Dec, Tasmania: 5.90% 2017 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.90% 2017 - June, Tasmania: 5.90% 2017 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.70% 2016 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.10% 2016 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.50% 2016 - June, Tasmania: 6.40% 2016 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.60% 2015 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.60% 2015 - Sept, Tasmania: 6.40% 2015 - June, Tasmania: 6.50% 2015 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.60% 2014 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.70% 2014 - Sept, Tasmania: 7.10% 2014 - June, Tasmania: 7.30% 2014 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.50% 2013 - Dec, Tasmania: 7.60% 2013 - Sept, Tasmania: 8.00% 2013 - June, Tasmania: 7.80% 2013 - Mar, Tasmania: 7.30% 2012 - Dec, Tasmania: 7.10% 2012 - Sept, Tasmania: 7.00% 2012 - June, Tasmania: 6.90% 2012 - Mar, Tasmania: 6.90% 2011 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.40% 2011 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.40% 2011 - June, Tasmania: 5.30% 2011 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.50% 2018 - Dec, Regional TAS : 5.77% 2018 - Sept, Regional TAS : 5.93% 2018 - June, Regional TAS : 5.96% 2018 - Mar, Regional TAS : 5.99% 2017 - Dec, Regional TAS : 6.12% 2017 - Sept, Regional TAS : 6.25% 2017 - June, Regional TAS : 6.35% 2017 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.55% 2016 - Dec, Regional TAS : 6.61% 2016 - Sept, Regional TAS : 6.71% 2016 - June, Regional TAS : 6.75% 2016 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.84% 2015 - Dec, Regional TAS : 6.85% 2015 - Sept, Regional TAS : 7.00% 2015 - June, Regional TAS : 7.21% 2015 - Mar, Regional TAS : 7.42% 2014 - Dec, Regional TAS : 7.82% 2014 - Sept, Regional TAS : 8.02% 2014 - June, Regional TAS : 8.39% 2014 - Mar, Regional TAS : 8.50% 2013 - Dec, Regional TAS : 8.56% 2013 - Sept, Regional TAS : 8.53% 2013 - June, Regional TAS : 8.12% 2013 - Mar, Regional TAS : 7.94% 2012 - Dec, Regional TAS : 7.88% 2012 - Sept, Regional TAS : 7.51% 2012 - June, Regional TAS : 7.00% 2012 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.61% 2011 - Dec, Regional TAS : 6.32% 2011 - Sept, Regional TAS : 6.15% 2011 - June, Regional TAS : 6.39% 2011 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.49% 2018 - Dec, Flinders Council: 5.04% 2018 - Sept, Flinders Council: 5.05% 2018 - June, Flinders Council: 4.79% 2018 - Mar, Flinders Council: 5.05% 2017 - Dec, Flinders Council: 5.36% 2017 - Sept, Flinders Council: 5.95% 2017 - June, Flinders Council: 6.27% 2017 - Mar, Flinders Council: 6.56% 2016 - Dec, Flinders Council: 6.79% 2016 - Sept, Flinders Council: 7.03% 2016 - June, Flinders Council: 7.01% 2016 - Mar, Flinders Council: 6.78% 2015 - Dec, Flinders Council: 6.27% 2015 - Sept, Flinders Council: 5.68% 2015 - June, Flinders Council: 6.15% 2015 - Mar, Flinders Council: 6.88% 2014 - Dec, Flinders Council: 7.09% 2014 - Sept, Flinders Council: 7.67% 2014 - June, Flinders Council: 7.98% 2014 - Mar, Flinders Council: 8.22% 2013 - Dec, Flinders Council: 8.18% 2013 - Sept, Flinders Council: 8.09% 2013 - June, Flinders Council: 7.51% 2013 - Mar, Flinders Council: 7.24% 2012 - Dec, Flinders Council: 7.16% 2012 - Sept, Flinders Council: 7.14% 2012 - June, Flinders Council: 6.91% 2012 - Mar, Flinders Council: 6.63% 2011 - Dec, Flinders Council: 6.14% 2011 - Sept, Flinders Council: 5.85% 2011 - June, Flinders Council: 5.81% 2011 - Mar, Flinders Council: 5.78%
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, Flinders Council: 19 people 2018 - Sept, Flinders Council: 19 people 2018 - June, Flinders Council: 18 people 2018 - Mar, Flinders Council: 19 people 2017 - Dec, Flinders Council: 20 people 2017 - Sept, Flinders Council: 22 people 2017 - June, Flinders Council: 23 people 2017 - Mar, Flinders Council: 24 people 2016 - Dec, Flinders Council: 25 people 2016 - Sept, Flinders Council: 26 people 2016 - June, Flinders Council: 26 people 2016 - Mar, Flinders Council: 25 people 2015 - Dec, Flinders Council: 23 people 2015 - Sept, Flinders Council: 21 people 2015 - June, Flinders Council: 23 people 2015 - Mar, Flinders Council: 26 people 2014 - Dec, Flinders Council: 27 people 2014 - Sept, Flinders Council: 29 people 2014 - June, Flinders Council: 30 people 2014 - Mar, Flinders Council: 31 people 2013 - Dec, Flinders Council: 31 people 2013 - Sept, Flinders Council: 31 people 2013 - June, Flinders Council: 29 people 2013 - Mar, Flinders Council: 28 people 2012 - Dec, Flinders Council: 28 people 2012 - Sept, Flinders Council: 28 people 2012 - June, Flinders Council: 27 people 2012 - Mar, Flinders Council: 26 people 2011 - Dec, Flinders Council: 24 people 2011 - Sept, Flinders Council: 23 people 2011 - June, Flinders Council: 23 people 2011 - Mar, Flinders Council: 23 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
Flinders CouncilRegional TAS TasmaniaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2018
December19377+5.04+5.77+5.80+5.00
September19376+5.05+5.93+5.80+5.20
June18376+4.79+5.96+6.00+5.40
March19376+5.05+5.99+6.00+5.50
2017
December20373+5.36+6.12+5.90+5.50
September22370+5.95+6.25+5.90+5.50
June23367+6.27+6.35+5.90+5.60
March24366+6.56+6.55+5.70+5.80
2016
December25368+6.79+6.61+6.10+5.80
September26370+7.03+6.71+6.50+5.70
June26371+7.01+6.75+6.40+5.60
March25369+6.78+6.84+6.60+5.70
2015
December23367+6.27+6.85+6.60+5.80
September21370+5.68+7.00+6.40+6.00
June23374+6.15+7.21+6.50+6.10
March26378+6.88+7.42+6.60+6.10
2014
December27381+7.09+7.82+6.70+6.30
September29378+7.67+8.02+7.10+6.20
June30376+7.98+8.39+7.30+6.00
March31377+8.22+8.50+7.50+5.80
2013
December31379+8.18+8.56+7.60+5.80
September31383+8.09+8.53+8.00+5.80
June29386+7.51+8.12+7.80+5.70
March28387+7.24+7.94+7.30+5.50
2012
December28391+7.16+7.88+7.10+5.40
September28392+7.14+7.51+7.00+5.30
June27391+6.91+7.00+6.90+5.20
March26392+6.63+6.61+6.90+5.10
2011
December24391+6.14+6.32+6.40+5.20
September23393+5.85+6.15+5.40+5.20
June23396+5.81+6.39+5.30+5.00
March23398+5.78+6.49+5.50+5.00
2010
December23398+5.78+6.41+5.50+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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