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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in City of Port Phillip was 4.33%.

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, Victoria: 4.70% 2018 - Dec, Victoria: 4.60% 2018 - Sept, Victoria: 4.60% 2018 - June, Victoria: 5.00% 2018 - Mar, Victoria: 5.40% 2017 - Dec, Victoria: 5.70% 2017 - Sept, Victoria: 5.90% 2017 - June, Victoria: 6.10% 2017 - Mar, Victoria: 6.00% 2016 - Dec, Victoria: 5.90% 2016 - Sept, Victoria: 5.80% 2016 - June, Victoria: 5.70% 2016 - Mar, Victoria: 5.80% 2015 - Dec, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - Sept, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - June, Victoria: 6.00% 2015 - Mar, Victoria: 6.10% 2014 - Dec, Victoria: 6.50% 2014 - Sept, Victoria: 6.80% 2014 - June, Victoria: 6.70% 2014 - Mar, Victoria: 6.50% 2013 - Dec, Victoria: 6.30% 2013 - Sept, Victoria: 5.90% 2013 - June, Victoria: 5.70% 2013 - Mar, Victoria: 5.70% 2012 - Dec, Victoria: 5.60% 2012 - Sept, Victoria: 5.50% 2012 - June, Victoria: 5.50% 2012 - Mar, Victoria: 5.40% 2011 - Dec, Victoria: 5.30% 2011 - Sept, Victoria: 5.20% 2011 - June, Victoria: 4.90% 2011 - Mar, Victoria: 4.80% 2019 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 4.72% 2018 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 4.90% 2018 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.24% 2018 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.63% 2018 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.87% 2017 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.01% 2017 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.12% 2017 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.96% 2017 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.82% 2016 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.77% 2016 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.72% 2016 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.85% 2016 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.96% 2015 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.10% 2015 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.28% 2015 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.43% 2015 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.50% 2014 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 6.61% 2014 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 6.52% 2014 - June, Greater Melbourne : 6.33% 2014 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 6.22% 2013 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.97% 2013 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.72% 2013 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.57% 2013 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.49% 2012 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 5.40% 2012 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 5.43% 2012 - June, Greater Melbourne : 5.39% 2012 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 5.19% 2011 - Dec, Greater Melbourne : 4.97% 2011 - Sept, Greater Melbourne : 4.83% 2011 - June, Greater Melbourne : 4.74% 2011 - Mar, Greater Melbourne : 4.86% 2019 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 4.33% 2018 - Dec, City of Port Phillip: 4.14% 2018 - Sept, City of Port Phillip: 4.35% 2018 - June, City of Port Phillip: 4.37% 2018 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 4.65% 2017 - Dec, City of Port Phillip: 4.69% 2017 - Sept, City of Port Phillip: 4.76% 2017 - June, City of Port Phillip: 4.49% 2017 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 4.15% 2016 - Dec, City of Port Phillip: 4.27% 2016 - Sept, City of Port Phillip: 4.19% 2016 - June, City of Port Phillip: 4.44% 2016 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 4.65% 2015 - Dec, City of Port Phillip: 4.76% 2015 - Sept, City of Port Phillip: 5.14% 2015 - June, City of Port Phillip: 5.23% 2015 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 5.16% 2014 - Dec, City of Port Phillip: 5.56% 2014 - Sept, City of Port Phillip: 5.41% 2014 - June, City of Port Phillip: 5.50% 2014 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 5.69% 2013 - Dec, City of Port Phillip: 5.05% 2013 - Sept, City of Port Phillip: 4.51% 2013 - June, City of Port Phillip: 4.03% 2013 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 3.71% 2012 - Dec, City of Port Phillip: 3.76% 2012 - Sept, City of Port Phillip: 3.91% 2012 - June, City of Port Phillip: 3.80% 2012 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 3.47% 2011 - Dec, City of Port Phillip: 3.15% 2011 - Sept, City of Port Phillip: 3.11% 2011 - June, City of Port Phillip: 3.29% 2011 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 3.52%
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 Port Phillip: 3,403 people 2018 - Dec, City of Port Phillip: 3,221 people 2018 - Sept, City of Port Phillip: 3,377 people 2018 - June, City of Port Phillip: 3,383 people 2018 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 3,574 people 2017 - Dec, City of Port Phillip: 3,568 people 2017 - Sept, City of Port Phillip: 3,575 people 2017 - June, City of Port Phillip: 3,345 people 2017 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 3,055 people 2016 - Dec, City of Port Phillip: 3,107 people 2016 - Sept, City of Port Phillip: 3,022 people 2016 - June, City of Port Phillip: 3,182 people 2016 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 3,317 people 2015 - Dec, City of Port Phillip: 3,407 people 2015 - Sept, City of Port Phillip: 3,678 people 2015 - June, City of Port Phillip: 3,721 people 2015 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 3,655 people 2014 - Dec, City of Port Phillip: 3,920 people 2014 - Sept, City of Port Phillip: 3,813 people 2014 - June, City of Port Phillip: 3,876 people 2014 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 4,012 people 2013 - Dec, City of Port Phillip: 3,564 people 2013 - Sept, City of Port Phillip: 3,183 people 2013 - June, City of Port Phillip: 2,859 people 2013 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 2,642 people 2012 - Dec, City of Port Phillip: 2,683 people 2012 - Sept, City of Port Phillip: 2,771 people 2012 - June, City of Port Phillip: 2,668 people 2012 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 2,408 people 2011 - Dec, City of Port Phillip: 2,174 people 2011 - Sept, City of Port Phillip: 2,140 people 2011 - June, City of Port Phillip: 2,264 people 2011 - Mar, City of Port Phillip: 2,412 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 Port PhillipGreater Melbourne VictoriaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March3,40378,537+4.33+4.72+4.70+5.10
2018
December3,22177,769+4.14+4.90+4.60+5.00
September3,37777,617+4.35+5.24+4.60+5.20
June3,38377,481+4.37+5.63+5.00+5.40
March3,57476,913+4.65+5.87+5.40+5.50
2017
December3,56876,003+4.69+6.01+5.70+5.50
September3,57575,085+4.76+6.12+5.90+5.50
June3,34574,433+4.49+5.96+6.10+5.60
March3,05573,676+4.15+5.82+6.00+5.70
2016
December3,10772,779+4.27+5.77+5.90+5.80
September3,02272,089+4.19+5.72+5.80+5.60
June3,18271,657+4.44+5.85+5.70+5.60
March3,31771,384+4.65+5.96+5.80+5.70
2015
December3,40771,532+4.76+6.10+6.00+5.80
September3,67871,511+5.14+6.28+6.00+6.00
June3,72171,138+5.23+6.43+6.00+6.10
March3,65570,833+5.16+6.50+6.10+6.10
2014
December3,92070,507+5.56+6.61+6.50+6.30
September3,81370,483+5.41+6.52+6.80+6.20
June3,87670,417+5.50+6.33+6.70+6.00
March4,01270,492+5.69+6.22+6.50+5.80
2013
December3,56470,609+5.05+5.97+6.30+5.80
September3,18370,622+4.51+5.72+5.90+5.80
June2,85970,879+4.03+5.57+5.70+5.70
March2,64271,240+3.71+5.49+5.70+5.50
2012
December2,68371,317+3.76+5.40+5.60+5.40
September2,77170,880+3.91+5.43+5.50+5.30
June2,66870,256+3.80+5.39+5.50+5.20
March2,40869,430+3.47+5.19+5.40+5.10
2011
December2,17468,919+3.15+4.97+5.30+5.20
September2,14068,905+3.11+4.83+5.20+5.20
June2,26468,742+3.29+4.74+4.90+5.00
March2,41268,511+3.52+4.86+4.80+5.00
2010
December2,52268,232+3.70+5.00+5.10+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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