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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region was 4.10%.

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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.10% 2018 - Dec, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 3.85% 2018 - Sept, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.62% 2018 - June, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 5.35% 2018 - Mar, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.35% 2017 - Dec, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.43% 2017 - Sept, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.40% 2017 - June, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.61% 2017 - Mar, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.04% 2016 - Dec, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.23% 2016 - Sept, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.02% 2016 - June, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 5.69% 2016 - Mar, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 5.78% 2015 - Dec, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.90% 2015 - Sept, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.60% 2015 - June, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.92% 2015 - Mar, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 5.80% 2014 - Dec, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 7.22% 2014 - Sept, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 7.30% 2014 - June, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 7.48% 2014 - Mar, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.03% 2013 - Dec, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 5.61% 2013 - Sept, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.04% 2013 - June, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 5.82% 2013 - Mar, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 6.06% 2012 - Dec, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 5.71% 2012 - Sept, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 5.40% 2012 - June, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.76% 2012 - Mar, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 4.75% 2011 - Dec, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 5.05% 2011 - Sept, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 5.46% 2011 - June, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 5.40% 2011 - Mar, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 5.19%
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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,297 people 2018 - Dec, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,223 people 2018 - Sept, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,444 people 2018 - June, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,639 people 2018 - Mar, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,903 people 2017 - Dec, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,938 people 2017 - Sept, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,926 people 2017 - June, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2,015 people 2017 - Mar, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,829 people 2016 - Dec, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,863 people 2016 - Sept, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,803 people 2016 - June, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,737 people 2016 - Mar, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,831 people 2015 - Dec, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,565 people 2015 - Sept, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,458 people 2015 - June, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,528 people 2015 - Mar, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,770 people 2014 - Dec, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2,193 people 2014 - Sept, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2,176 people 2014 - June, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 2,205 people 2014 - Mar, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,753 people 2013 - Dec, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,634 people 2013 - Sept, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,791 people 2013 - June, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,754 people 2013 - Mar, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,839 people 2012 - Dec, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,729 people 2012 - Sept, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,630 people 2012 - June, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,414 people 2012 - Mar, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,395 people 2011 - Dec, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,473 people 2011 - Sept, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,578 people 2011 - June, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,552 people 2011 - Mar, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1,469 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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula RegionRegional SA South AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March1,29731,597+4.10+5.33+5.90+5.10
2018
December1,22331,738+3.85+4.96+5.90+5.00
September1,44431,282+4.62+5.11+5.60+5.20
June1,63930,624+5.35+5.24+5.60+5.40
March1,90329,950+6.35+5.72+5.80+5.50
2017
December1,93830,122+6.43+5.76+5.90+5.50
September1,92630,117+6.40+5.67+5.90+5.50
June2,01530,469+6.61+5.69+6.40+5.60
March1,82930,275+6.04+5.65+6.70+5.70
2016
December1,86329,889+6.23+5.82+6.60+5.80
September1,80329,928+6.02+6.24+6.80+5.60
June1,73730,547+5.69+6.74+6.80+5.60
March1,83131,700+5.78+7.10+6.90+5.70
2015
December1,56531,928+4.90+7.33+7.10+5.80
September1,45831,698+4.60+7.19+7.70+6.00
June1,52831,040+4.92+6.83+7.60+6.10
March1,77030,500+5.80+6.72+6.90+6.10
2014
December2,19330,356+7.22+6.84+6.70+6.30
September2,17629,795+7.30+6.76+6.70+6.20
June2,20529,483+7.48+7.01+6.80+6.00
March1,75329,091+6.03+6.61+6.80+5.80
2013
December1,63429,117+5.61+6.22+6.80+5.80
September1,79129,657+6.04+6.14+6.70+5.80
June1,75430,154+5.82+5.69+6.20+5.70
March1,83930,355+6.06+5.61+5.90+5.50
2012
December1,72930,281+5.71+5.27+5.80+5.40
September1,63030,204+5.40+5.04+5.60+5.30
June1,41429,728+4.76+4.90+5.40+5.20
March1,39529,348+4.75+4.74+5.30+5.10
2011
December1,47329,152+5.05+4.86+5.30+5.20
September1,57828,906+5.46+4.97+5.10+5.20
June1,55228,756+5.40+5.07+5.20+5.00
March1,46928,322+5.19+5.28+5.50+5.00
2010
December1,31728,263+4.66+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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