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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Town of Port Hedland was 5.30%.

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, Western Australia: 6.10% 2018 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.30% 2018 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.20% 2018 - June, Western Australia: 6.20% 2018 - Mar, Western Australia: 6.20% 2017 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.00% 2017 - Sept, Western Australia: 5.70% 2017 - June, Western Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Western Australia: 6.00% 2016 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.40% 2016 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.50% 2016 - June, Western Australia: 6.10% 2016 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.00% 2015 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.20% 2015 - June, Western Australia: 6.00% 2015 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.70% 2014 - Dec, Western Australia: 5.40% 2014 - Sept, Western Australia: 5.00% 2014 - June, Western Australia: 5.00% 2014 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.00% 2013 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.60% 2013 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.50% 2013 - June, Western Australia: 4.90% 2013 - Mar, Western Australia: 4.70% 2012 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.30% 2012 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.10% 2012 - June, Western Australia: 3.80% 2012 - Mar, Western Australia: 3.90% 2011 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.10% 2011 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.30% 2011 - June, Western Australia: 4.30% 2011 - Mar, Western Australia: 4.20% 2019 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.34% 2018 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.52% 2018 - Sept, Regional WA : 4.77% 2018 - June, Regional WA : 4.64% 2018 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.37% 2017 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.52% 2017 - Sept, Regional WA : 4.53% 2017 - June, Regional WA : 5.19% 2017 - Mar, Regional WA : 5.60% 2016 - Dec, Regional WA : 5.38% 2016 - Sept, Regional WA : 5.02% 2016 - June, Regional WA : 5.07% 2016 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.85% 2015 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.62% 2015 - Sept, Regional WA : 4.60% 2015 - June, Regional WA : 3.93% 2015 - Mar, Regional WA : 3.74% 2014 - Dec, Regional WA : 3.93% 2014 - Sept, Regional WA : 3.91% 2014 - June, Regional WA : 4.13% 2014 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.41% 2013 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.66% 2013 - Sept, Regional WA : 4.92% 2013 - June, Regional WA : 4.89% 2013 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.76% 2012 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.49% 2012 - Sept, Regional WA : 4.32% 2012 - June, Regional WA : 4.34% 2012 - Mar, Regional WA : 4.47% 2011 - Dec, Regional WA : 4.30% 2011 - Sept, Regional WA : 4.45% 2011 - June, Regional WA : 4.22% 2011 - Mar, Regional WA : 3.84% 2019 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 5.30% 2018 - Dec, Town of Port Hedland: 5.01% 2018 - Sept, Town of Port Hedland: 4.56% 2018 - June, Town of Port Hedland: 4.16% 2018 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 3.72% 2017 - Dec, Town of Port Hedland: 3.26% 2017 - Sept, Town of Port Hedland: 3.27% 2017 - June, Town of Port Hedland: 3.09% 2017 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 3.44% 2016 - Dec, Town of Port Hedland: 3.86% 2016 - Sept, Town of Port Hedland: 4.48% 2016 - June, Town of Port Hedland: 4.68% 2016 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 5.06% 2015 - Dec, Town of Port Hedland: 5.50% 2015 - Sept, Town of Port Hedland: 5.36% 2015 - June, Town of Port Hedland: 5.60% 2015 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 5.43% 2014 - Dec, Town of Port Hedland: 5.59% 2014 - Sept, Town of Port Hedland: 5.83% 2014 - June, Town of Port Hedland: 6.40% 2014 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 6.45% 2013 - Dec, Town of Port Hedland: 5.75% 2013 - Sept, Town of Port Hedland: 5.12% 2013 - June, Town of Port Hedland: 4.08% 2013 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 3.32% 2012 - Dec, Town of Port Hedland: 2.68% 2012 - Sept, Town of Port Hedland: 2.26% 2012 - June, Town of Port Hedland: 2.40% 2012 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 2.49% 2011 - Dec, Town of Port Hedland: 2.98% 2011 - Sept, Town of Port Hedland: 3.52% 2011 - June, Town of Port Hedland: 3.83% 2011 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 4.49%
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, Town of Port Hedland: 497 people 2018 - Dec, Town of Port Hedland: 485 people 2018 - Sept, Town of Port Hedland: 451 people 2018 - June, Town of Port Hedland: 415 people 2018 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 371 people 2017 - Dec, Town of Port Hedland: 326 people 2017 - Sept, Town of Port Hedland: 328 people 2017 - June, Town of Port Hedland: 313 people 2017 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 350 people 2016 - Dec, Town of Port Hedland: 391 people 2016 - Sept, Town of Port Hedland: 447 people 2016 - June, Town of Port Hedland: 464 people 2016 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 507 people 2015 - Dec, Town of Port Hedland: 563 people 2015 - Sept, Town of Port Hedland: 560 people 2015 - June, Town of Port Hedland: 593 people 2015 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 572 people 2014 - Dec, Town of Port Hedland: 586 people 2014 - Sept, Town of Port Hedland: 617 people 2014 - June, Town of Port Hedland: 682 people 2014 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 690 people 2013 - Dec, Town of Port Hedland: 609 people 2013 - Sept, Town of Port Hedland: 531 people 2013 - June, Town of Port Hedland: 418 people 2013 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 339 people 2012 - Dec, Town of Port Hedland: 274 people 2012 - Sept, Town of Port Hedland: 231 people 2012 - June, Town of Port Hedland: 242 people 2012 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 249 people 2011 - Dec, Town of Port Hedland: 293 people 2011 - Sept, Town of Port Hedland: 344 people 2011 - June, Town of Port Hedland: 378 people 2011 - Mar, Town of Port Hedland: 445 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
Town of Port HedlandRegional WA Western AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March4979,371+5.30+4.34+6.10+5.10
2018
December4859,687+5.01+4.52+6.30+5.00
September4519,885+4.56+4.77+6.20+5.20
June4159,970+4.16+4.64+6.20+5.40
March3719,973+3.72+4.37+6.20+5.50
2017
December3269,989+3.26+4.52+6.00+5.50
September32810,024+3.27+4.53+5.70+5.50
June31310,128+3.09+5.19+5.60+5.60
March35010,175+3.44+5.60+6.00+5.70
2016
December39110,118+3.86+5.38+6.40+5.80
September4479,976+4.48+5.02+6.50+5.60
June4649,925+4.68+5.07+6.10+5.60
March50710,019+5.06+4.85+5.70+5.70
2015
December56310,242+5.50+4.62+6.00+5.80
September56010,442+5.36+4.60+6.20+6.00
June59310,591+5.60+3.93+6.00+6.10
March57210,527+5.43+3.74+5.70+6.10
2014
December58610,484+5.59+3.93+5.40+6.30
September61710,588+5.83+3.91+5.00+6.20
June68210,663+6.40+4.13+5.00+6.00
March69010,705+6.45+4.41+5.00+5.80
2013
December60910,591+5.75+4.66+4.60+5.80
September53110,367+5.12+4.92+4.50+5.80
June41810,245+4.08+4.89+4.90+5.70
March33910,198+3.32+4.76+4.70+5.50
2012
December27410,221+2.68+4.49+4.30+5.40
September23110,223+2.26+4.32+4.10+5.30
June24210,102+2.40+4.34+3.80+5.20
March24910,014+2.49+4.47+3.90+5.10
2011
December2939,834+2.98+4.30+4.10+5.20
September3449,775+3.52+4.45+4.30+5.20
June3789,863+3.83+4.22+4.30+5.00
March4459,902+4.49+3.84+4.20+5.00
2010
December49610,007+4.96+3.87+4.40+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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