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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of Playford was 13.25%.

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 - 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, South Australia: 5.90% 2018 - Dec, South Australia: 5.90% 2018 - Sept, South Australia: 5.60% 2018 - June, South Australia: 5.60% 2018 - Mar, South Australia: 5.80% 2017 - Dec, South Australia: 5.90% 2017 - Sept, South Australia: 5.90% 2017 - June, South Australia: 6.40% 2017 - Mar, South Australia: 6.70% 2016 - Dec, South Australia: 6.60% 2016 - Sept, South Australia: 6.80% 2016 - June, South Australia: 6.80% 2016 - Mar, South Australia: 6.90% 2015 - Dec, South Australia: 7.10% 2015 - Sept, South Australia: 7.70% 2015 - June, South Australia: 7.60% 2015 - Mar, South Australia: 6.90% 2014 - Dec, South Australia: 6.70% 2014 - Sept, South Australia: 6.70% 2014 - June, South Australia: 6.80% 2014 - Mar, South Australia: 6.80% 2013 - Dec, South Australia: 6.80% 2013 - Sept, South Australia: 6.70% 2013 - June, South Australia: 6.20% 2013 - Mar, South Australia: 5.90% 2012 - Dec, South Australia: 5.80% 2012 - Sept, South Australia: 5.60% 2012 - June, South Australia: 5.40% 2012 - Mar, South Australia: 5.30% 2011 - Dec, South Australia: 5.30% 2011 - Sept, South Australia: 5.10% 2011 - June, South Australia: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, South Australia: 5.50% 2019 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 5.85% 2018 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 5.93% 2018 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 6.02% 2018 - June, Greater Adelaide : 6.07% 2018 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 6.32% 2017 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 6.54% 2017 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 6.78% 2017 - June, Greater Adelaide : 7.04% 2017 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 7.04% 2016 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 7.13% 2016 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 7.21% 2016 - June, Greater Adelaide : 7.42% 2016 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 7.57% 2015 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 7.43% 2015 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 7.28% 2015 - June, Greater Adelaide : 6.96% 2015 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 6.69% 2014 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 6.70% 2014 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 6.78% 2014 - June, Greater Adelaide : 6.71% 2014 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 6.56% 2013 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 6.36% 2013 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 5.99% 2013 - June, Greater Adelaide : 5.80% 2013 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 5.71% 2012 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 5.56% 2012 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 5.52% 2012 - June, Greater Adelaide : 5.47% 2012 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 5.42% 2011 - Dec, Greater Adelaide : 5.49% 2011 - Sept, Greater Adelaide : 5.54% 2011 - June, Greater Adelaide : 5.52% 2011 - Mar, Greater Adelaide : 5.53% 2019 - Mar, City of Playford: 13.25% 2018 - Dec, City of Playford: 13.18% 2018 - Sept, City of Playford: 13.00% 2018 - June, City of Playford: 12.94% 2018 - Mar, City of Playford: 13.31% 2017 - Dec, City of Playford: 13.44% 2017 - Sept, City of Playford: 13.77% 2017 - June, City of Playford: 14.05% 2017 - Mar, City of Playford: 14.03% 2016 - Dec, City of Playford: 14.62% 2016 - Sept, City of Playford: 14.80% 2016 - June, City of Playford: 15.44% 2016 - Mar, City of Playford: 15.41% 2015 - Dec, City of Playford: 14.91% 2015 - Sept, City of Playford: 14.67% 2015 - June, City of Playford: 14.29% 2015 - Mar, City of Playford: 14.39% 2014 - Dec, City of Playford: 14.30% 2014 - Sept, City of Playford: 14.57% 2014 - June, City of Playford: 14.21% 2014 - Mar, City of Playford: 13.71% 2013 - Dec, City of Playford: 14.13% 2013 - Sept, City of Playford: 14.09% 2013 - June, City of Playford: 14.31% 2013 - Mar, City of Playford: 13.98% 2012 - Dec, City of Playford: 13.13% 2012 - Sept, City of Playford: 12.50% 2012 - June, City of Playford: 12.22% 2012 - Mar, City of Playford: 12.97% 2011 - Dec, City of Playford: 13.46% 2011 - Sept, City of Playford: 13.84% 2011 - June, City of Playford: 13.57% 2011 - Mar, City of Playford: 13.11%
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, City of Playford: 5,589 people 2018 - Dec, City of Playford: 5,488 people 2018 - Sept, City of Playford: 5,350 people 2018 - June, City of Playford: 5,290 people 2018 - Mar, City of Playford: 5,434 people 2017 - Dec, City of Playford: 5,464 people 2017 - Sept, City of Playford: 5,570 people 2017 - June, City of Playford: 5,663 people 2017 - Mar, City of Playford: 5,657 people 2016 - Dec, City of Playford: 5,890 people 2016 - Sept, City of Playford: 5,969 people 2016 - June, City of Playford: 6,207 people 2016 - Mar, City of Playford: 6,141 people 2015 - Dec, City of Playford: 5,873 people 2015 - Sept, City of Playford: 5,713 people 2015 - June, City of Playford: 5,551 people 2015 - Mar, City of Playford: 5,567 people 2014 - Dec, City of Playford: 5,517 people 2014 - Sept, City of Playford: 5,610 people 2014 - June, City of Playford: 5,402 people 2014 - Mar, City of Playford: 5,182 people 2013 - Dec, City of Playford: 5,378 people 2013 - Sept, City of Playford: 5,362 people 2013 - June, City of Playford: 5,445 people 2013 - Mar, City of Playford: 5,270 people 2012 - Dec, City of Playford: 4,908 people 2012 - Sept, City of Playford: 4,630 people 2012 - June, City of Playford: 4,511 people 2012 - Mar, City of Playford: 4,790 people 2011 - Dec, City of Playford: 4,925 people 2011 - Sept, City of Playford: 5,019 people 2011 - June, City of Playford: 4,877 people 2011 - Mar, City of Playford: 4,660 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
City of PlayfordGreater Adelaide South AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March5,58942,194+13.25+5.85+5.90+5.10
2018
December5,48841,640+13.18+5.93+5.90+5.00
September5,35041,159+13.00+6.02+5.60+5.20
June5,29040,875+12.94+6.07+5.60+5.40
March5,43440,821+13.31+6.32+5.80+5.50
2017
December5,46440,657+13.44+6.54+5.90+5.50
September5,57040,458+13.77+6.78+5.90+5.50
June5,66340,305+14.05+7.04+6.40+5.60
March5,65740,324+14.03+7.04+6.70+5.70
2016
December5,89040,292+14.62+7.13+6.60+5.80
September5,96940,330+14.80+7.21+6.80+5.60
June6,20740,208+15.44+7.42+6.80+5.60
March6,14139,848+15.41+7.57+6.90+5.70
2015
December5,87339,403+14.91+7.43+7.10+5.80
September5,71338,952+14.67+7.28+7.70+6.00
June5,55138,848+14.29+6.96+7.60+6.10
March5,56738,699+14.39+6.69+6.90+6.10
2014
December5,51738,571+14.30+6.70+6.70+6.30
September5,61038,498+14.57+6.78+6.70+6.20
June5,40238,022+14.21+6.71+6.80+6.00
March5,18237,801+13.71+6.56+6.80+5.80
2013
December5,37838,058+14.13+6.36+6.80+5.80
September5,36238,050+14.09+5.99+6.70+5.80
June5,44538,041+14.31+5.80+6.20+5.70
March5,27037,700+13.98+5.71+5.90+5.50
2012
December4,90837,393+13.13+5.56+5.80+5.40
September4,63037,041+12.50+5.52+5.60+5.30
June4,51136,902+12.22+5.47+5.40+5.20
March4,79036,923+12.97+5.42+5.30+5.10
2011
December4,92536,578+13.46+5.49+5.30+5.20
September5,01936,253+13.84+5.54+5.10+5.20
June4,87735,936+13.57+5.52+5.20+5.00
March4,66035,548+13.11+5.53+5.50+5.00
2010
December4,42935,370+12.52+5.39+5.60+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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