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West Tamar Council area

Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in West Tamar Council area was 4.21%.

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 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, Tasmania: 6.60% 2018 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.10% 2018 - Sept, Tasmania: 5.90% 2018 - June, Tasmania: 6.00% 2018 - Mar, Tasmania: 5.90% 2017 - Dec, Tasmania: 6.00% 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: 6.50% 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: 7.40% 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% 2019 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.11% 2018 - Dec, Regional TAS : 5.79% 2018 - Sept, Regional TAS : 5.96% 2018 - June, Regional TAS : 5.99% 2018 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.02% 2017 - Dec, Regional TAS : 6.14% 2017 - Sept, Regional TAS : 6.26% 2017 - June, Regional TAS : 6.35% 2017 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.55% 2016 - Dec, Regional TAS : 6.60% 2016 - Sept, Regional TAS : 6.70% 2016 - June, Regional TAS : 6.75% 2016 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.85% 2015 - Dec, Regional TAS : 6.87% 2015 - Sept, Regional TAS : 7.03% 2015 - June, Regional TAS : 7.24% 2015 - Mar, Regional TAS : 7.44% 2014 - Dec, Regional TAS : 7.84% 2014 - Sept, Regional TAS : 8.03% 2014 - June, Regional TAS : 8.40% 2014 - Mar, Regional TAS : 8.51% 2013 - Dec, Regional TAS : 8.57% 2013 - Sept, Regional TAS : 8.54% 2013 - June, Regional TAS : 8.14% 2013 - Mar, Regional TAS : 7.97% 2012 - Dec, Regional TAS : 7.90% 2012 - Sept, Regional TAS : 7.52% 2012 - June, Regional TAS : 7.01% 2012 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.61% 2011 - Dec, Regional TAS : 6.32% 2011 - Sept, Regional TAS : 6.16% 2011 - June, Regional TAS : 6.41% 2011 - Mar, Regional TAS : 6.51% 2019 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 4.21% 2018 - Dec, West Tamar Council area: 3.83% 2018 - Sept, West Tamar Council area: 3.88% 2018 - June, West Tamar Council area: 3.83% 2018 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 4.04% 2017 - Dec, West Tamar Council area: 4.25% 2017 - Sept, West Tamar Council area: 4.46% 2017 - June, West Tamar Council area: 4.65% 2017 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 4.90% 2016 - Dec, West Tamar Council area: 5.20% 2016 - Sept, West Tamar Council area: 5.36% 2016 - June, West Tamar Council area: 5.18% 2016 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 4.88% 2015 - Dec, West Tamar Council area: 4.36% 2015 - Sept, West Tamar Council area: 4.00% 2015 - June, West Tamar Council area: 4.34% 2015 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 4.75% 2014 - Dec, West Tamar Council area: 5.09% 2014 - Sept, West Tamar Council area: 5.38% 2014 - June, West Tamar Council area: 5.43% 2014 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 5.30% 2013 - Dec, West Tamar Council area: 5.42% 2013 - Sept, West Tamar Council area: 5.28% 2013 - June, West Tamar Council area: 5.04% 2013 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 4.91% 2012 - Dec, West Tamar Council area: 4.79% 2012 - Sept, West Tamar Council area: 4.73% 2012 - June, West Tamar Council area: 4.41% 2012 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 4.10% 2011 - Dec, West Tamar Council area: 3.89% 2011 - Sept, West Tamar Council area: 3.74% 2011 - June, West Tamar Council area: 3.86% 2011 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 3.84%
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, West Tamar Council area: 502 people 2018 - Dec, West Tamar Council area: 456 people 2018 - Sept, West Tamar Council area: 461 people 2018 - June, West Tamar Council area: 456 people 2018 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 480 people 2017 - Dec, West Tamar Council area: 501 people 2017 - Sept, West Tamar Council area: 519 people 2017 - June, West Tamar Council area: 535 people 2017 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 561 people 2016 - Dec, West Tamar Council area: 598 people 2016 - Sept, West Tamar Council area: 617 people 2016 - June, West Tamar Council area: 596 people 2016 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 558 people 2015 - Dec, West Tamar Council area: 493 people 2015 - Sept, West Tamar Council area: 454 people 2015 - June, West Tamar Council area: 497 people 2015 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 547 people 2014 - Dec, West Tamar Council area: 590 people 2014 - Sept, West Tamar Council area: 620 people 2014 - June, West Tamar Council area: 624 people 2014 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 612 people 2013 - Dec, West Tamar Council area: 630 people 2013 - Sept, West Tamar Council area: 618 people 2013 - June, West Tamar Council area: 592 people 2013 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 578 people 2012 - Dec, West Tamar Council area: 567 people 2012 - Sept, West Tamar Council area: 562 people 2012 - June, West Tamar Council area: 523 people 2012 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 488 people 2011 - Dec, West Tamar Council area: 463 people 2011 - Sept, West Tamar Council area: 444 people 2011 - June, West Tamar Council area: 460 people 2011 - Mar, West Tamar Council area: 457 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
West Tamar Council areaRegional TAS TasmaniaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March50211,913+4.21+6.11+6.60+5.10
2018
December45611,919+3.83+5.79+6.10+5.00
September46111,896+3.88+5.96+5.90+5.20
June45611,901+3.83+5.99+6.00+5.40
March48011,882+4.04+6.02+5.90+5.50
2017
December50111,790+4.25+6.14+6.00+5.50
September51911,636+4.46+6.26+5.90+5.50
June53511,517+4.65+6.35+5.90+5.60
March56111,452+4.90+6.55+5.70+5.70
2016
December59811,503+5.20+6.60+6.10+5.80
September61711,516+5.36+6.70+6.50+5.60
June59611,510+5.18+6.75+6.40+5.60
March55811,430+4.88+6.85+6.50+5.70
2015
December49311,301+4.36+6.87+6.60+5.80
September45411,350+4.00+7.03+6.40+6.00
June49711,442+4.34+7.24+6.50+6.10
March54711,523+4.75+7.44+6.60+6.10
2014
December59011,593+5.09+7.84+6.70+6.30
September62011,530+5.38+8.03+7.10+6.20
June62411,492+5.43+8.40+7.30+6.00
March61211,544+5.30+8.51+7.40+5.80
2013
December63011,619+5.42+8.57+7.60+5.80
September61811,698+5.28+8.54+8.00+5.80
June59211,745+5.04+8.14+7.80+5.70
March57811,762+4.91+7.97+7.30+5.50
2012
December56711,843+4.79+7.90+7.10+5.40
September56211,881+4.73+7.52+7.00+5.30
June52311,866+4.41+7.01+6.90+5.20
March48811,893+4.10+6.61+6.90+5.10
2011
December46311,894+3.89+6.32+6.40+5.20
September44411,877+3.74+6.16+5.40+5.20
June46011,923+3.86+6.41+5.30+5.00
March45711,906+3.84+6.51+5.50+5.00
2010
December43911,830+3.71+6.43+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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