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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in RDA BGLAP Region was 4.11%.

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, Regional SA : 5.33% 2018 - Dec, Regional SA : 4.96% 2018 - Sept, Regional SA : 5.11% 2018 - June, Regional SA : 5.24% 2018 - Mar, Regional SA : 5.72% 2017 - Dec, Regional SA : 5.76% 2017 - Sept, Regional SA : 5.67% 2017 - June, Regional SA : 5.69% 2017 - Mar, Regional SA : 5.65% 2016 - Dec, Regional SA : 5.82% 2016 - Sept, Regional SA : 6.24% 2016 - June, Regional SA : 6.74% 2016 - Mar, Regional SA : 7.10% 2015 - Dec, Regional SA : 7.33% 2015 - Sept, Regional SA : 7.19% 2015 - June, Regional SA : 6.83% 2015 - Mar, Regional SA : 6.72% 2014 - Dec, Regional SA : 6.84% 2014 - Sept, Regional SA : 6.76% 2014 - June, Regional SA : 7.01% 2014 - Mar, Regional SA : 6.61% 2013 - Dec, Regional SA : 6.22% 2013 - Sept, Regional SA : 6.14% 2013 - June, Regional SA : 5.69% 2013 - Mar, Regional SA : 5.61% 2012 - Dec, Regional SA : 5.27% 2012 - Sept, Regional SA : 5.04% 2012 - June, Regional SA : 4.90% 2012 - Mar, Regional SA : 4.74% 2011 - Dec, Regional SA : 4.86% 2011 - Sept, Regional SA : 4.97% 2011 - June, Regional SA : 5.07% 2011 - Mar, Regional SA : 5.28% 2019 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.11% 2018 - Dec, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.15% 2018 - Sept, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.19% 2018 - June, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.27% 2018 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.43% 2017 - Dec, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.36% 2017 - Sept, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.28% 2017 - June, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.32% 2017 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.50% 2016 - Dec, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.68% 2016 - Sept, RDA BGLAP Region: 5.12% 2016 - June, RDA BGLAP Region: 5.46% 2016 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 5.41% 2015 - Dec, RDA BGLAP Region: 5.32% 2015 - Sept, RDA BGLAP Region: 5.03% 2015 - June, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.69% 2015 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.75% 2014 - Dec, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.95% 2014 - Sept, RDA BGLAP Region: 5.03% 2014 - June, RDA BGLAP Region: 5.02% 2014 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.91% 2013 - Dec, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.65% 2013 - Sept, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.41% 2013 - June, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.31% 2013 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 4.00% 2012 - Dec, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.87% 2012 - Sept, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.75% 2012 - June, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.61% 2012 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.62% 2011 - Dec, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.59% 2011 - Sept, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.62% 2011 - June, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.65% 2011 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 3.64%
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, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,361 people 2018 - Dec, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,360 people 2018 - Sept, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,371 people 2018 - June, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,401 people 2018 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,453 people 2017 - Dec, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,420 people 2017 - Sept, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,392 people 2017 - June, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,386 people 2017 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,445 people 2016 - Dec, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,496 people 2016 - Sept, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,647 people 2016 - June, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,775 people 2016 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,771 people 2015 - Dec, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,765 people 2015 - Sept, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,667 people 2015 - June, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,547 people 2015 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,533 people 2014 - Dec, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,575 people 2014 - Sept, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,594 people 2014 - June, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,573 people 2014 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,531 people 2013 - Dec, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,448 people 2013 - Sept, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,357 people 2013 - June, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,317 people 2013 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,223 people 2012 - Dec, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,187 people 2012 - Sept, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,157 people 2012 - June, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,124 people 2012 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,131 people 2011 - Dec, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,108 people 2011 - Sept, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,103 people 2011 - June, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,102 people 2011 - Mar, RDA BGLAP Region: 1,084 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
RDA BGLAP RegionRegional SA South AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March1,36133,087+4.11+5.33+5.90+5.10
2018
December1,36032,805+4.15+4.96+5.90+5.00
September1,37132,684+4.19+5.11+5.60+5.20
June1,40132,791+4.27+5.24+5.60+5.40
March1,45332,796+4.43+5.72+5.80+5.50
2017
December1,42032,551+4.36+5.76+5.90+5.50
September1,39232,490+4.28+5.67+5.90+5.50
June1,38632,076+4.32+5.69+6.40+5.60
March1,44532,099+4.50+5.65+6.70+5.70
2016
December1,49631,996+4.68+5.82+6.60+5.80
September1,64732,159+5.12+6.24+6.80+5.60
June1,77532,521+5.46+6.74+6.80+5.60
March1,77132,732+5.41+7.10+6.90+5.70
2015
December1,76533,151+5.32+7.33+7.10+5.80
September1,66733,158+5.03+7.19+7.70+6.00
June1,54732,978+4.69+6.83+7.60+6.10
March1,53332,307+4.75+6.72+6.90+6.10
2014
December1,57531,807+4.95+6.84+6.70+6.30
September1,59431,705+5.03+6.76+6.70+6.20
June1,57331,313+5.02+7.01+6.80+6.00
March1,53131,185+4.91+6.61+6.80+5.80
2013
December1,44831,108+4.65+6.22+6.80+5.80
September1,35730,738+4.41+6.14+6.70+5.80
June1,31730,580+4.31+5.69+6.20+5.70
March1,22330,573+4.00+5.61+5.90+5.50
2012
December1,18730,664+3.87+5.27+5.80+5.40
September1,15730,869+3.75+5.04+5.60+5.30
June1,12431,156+3.61+4.90+5.40+5.20
March1,13131,229+3.62+4.74+5.30+5.10
2011
December1,10830,897+3.59+4.86+5.30+5.20
September1,10330,506+3.62+4.97+5.10+5.20
June1,10230,183+3.65+5.07+5.20+5.00
March1,08429,791+3.64+5.28+5.50+5.00
2010
December1,03029,825+3.45+5.02+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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