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District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula

Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula was 2.12%.

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, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 2.12% 2018 - Dec, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 2.04% 2018 - Sept, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 2.48% 2018 - June, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 2.80% 2018 - Mar, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.30% 2017 - Dec, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.28% 2017 - Sept, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.26% 2017 - June, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.42% 2017 - Mar, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.14% 2016 - Dec, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.31% 2016 - Sept, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.16% 2016 - June, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.03% 2016 - Mar, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.12% 2015 - Dec, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 2.65% 2015 - Sept, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 2.60% 2015 - June, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 2.86% 2015 - Mar, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.59% 2014 - Dec, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 4.54% 2014 - Sept, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 4.72% 2014 - June, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 4.83% 2014 - Mar, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.94% 2013 - Dec, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.70% 2013 - Sept, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.89% 2013 - June, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.83% 2013 - Mar, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.98% 2012 - Dec, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.67% 2012 - Sept, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.39% 2012 - June, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 2.91% 2012 - Mar, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 2.86% 2011 - Dec, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.11% 2011 - Sept, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.48% 2011 - June, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.49% 2011 - Mar, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 3.32%
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, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 57 people 2018 - Dec, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 55 people 2018 - Sept, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 66 people 2018 - June, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 73 people 2018 - Mar, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 84 people 2017 - Dec, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 84 people 2017 - Sept, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 83 people 2017 - June, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 88 people 2017 - Mar, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 80 people 2016 - Dec, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 83 people 2016 - Sept, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 79 people 2016 - June, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 77 people 2016 - Mar, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 82 people 2015 - Dec, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 70 people 2015 - Sept, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 68 people 2015 - June, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 73 people 2015 - Mar, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 90 people 2014 - Dec, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 113 people 2014 - Sept, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 115 people 2014 - June, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 116 people 2014 - Mar, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 93 people 2013 - Dec, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 87 people 2013 - Sept, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 93 people 2013 - June, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 93 people 2013 - Mar, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 97 people 2012 - Dec, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 89 people 2012 - Sept, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 82 people 2012 - June, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 69 people 2012 - Mar, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 67 people 2011 - Dec, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 72 people 2011 - Sept, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 80 people 2011 - June, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 80 people 2011 - Mar, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 75 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
District Council of Lower Eyre PeninsulaRegional SA South AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March572,683+2.12+5.33+5.90+5.10
2018
December552,696+2.04+4.96+5.90+5.00
September662,658+2.48+5.11+5.60+5.20
June732,603+2.80+5.24+5.60+5.40
March842,546+3.30+5.72+5.80+5.50
2017
December842,559+3.28+5.76+5.90+5.50
September832,549+3.26+5.67+5.90+5.50
June882,570+3.42+5.69+6.40+5.60
March802,544+3.14+5.65+6.70+5.70
2016
December832,504+3.31+5.82+6.60+5.80
September792,499+3.16+6.24+6.80+5.60
June772,542+3.03+6.74+6.80+5.60
March822,629+3.12+7.10+6.90+5.70
2015
December702,639+2.65+7.33+7.10+5.80
September682,614+2.60+7.19+7.70+6.00
June732,554+2.86+6.83+7.60+6.10
March902,504+3.59+6.72+6.90+6.10
2014
December1132,487+4.54+6.84+6.70+6.30
September1152,434+4.72+6.76+6.70+6.20
June1162,400+4.83+7.01+6.80+6.00
March932,360+3.94+6.61+6.80+5.80
2013
December872,354+3.70+6.22+6.80+5.80
September932,393+3.89+6.14+6.70+5.80
June932,428+3.83+5.69+6.20+5.70
March972,439+3.98+5.61+5.90+5.50
2012
December892,428+3.67+5.27+5.80+5.40
September822,417+3.39+5.04+5.60+5.30
June692,374+2.91+4.90+5.40+5.20
March672,339+2.86+4.74+5.30+5.10
2011
December722,318+3.11+4.86+5.30+5.20
September802,301+3.48+4.97+5.10+5.20
June802,292+3.49+5.07+5.20+5.00
March752,260+3.32+5.28+5.50+5.00
2010
December672,258+2.97+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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