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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in City of Port Lincoln was 3.40%.

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, City of Port Lincoln: 3.40% 2018 - Dec, City of Port Lincoln: 3.01% 2018 - Sept, City of Port Lincoln: 3.64% 2018 - June, City of Port Lincoln: 4.27% 2018 - Mar, City of Port Lincoln: 5.06% 2017 - Dec, City of Port Lincoln: 5.14% 2017 - Sept, City of Port Lincoln: 5.16% 2017 - June, City of Port Lincoln: 5.48% 2017 - Mar, City of Port Lincoln: 5.23% 2016 - Dec, City of Port Lincoln: 5.56% 2016 - Sept, City of Port Lincoln: 5.47% 2016 - June, City of Port Lincoln: 5.23% 2016 - Mar, City of Port Lincoln: 5.33% 2015 - Dec, City of Port Lincoln: 4.54% 2015 - Sept, City of Port Lincoln: 4.34% 2015 - June, City of Port Lincoln: 4.89% 2015 - Mar, City of Port Lincoln: 6.05% 2014 - Dec, City of Port Lincoln: 7.68% 2014 - Sept, City of Port Lincoln: 7.80% 2014 - June, City of Port Lincoln: 7.93% 2014 - Mar, City of Port Lincoln: 6.27% 2013 - Dec, City of Port Lincoln: 5.76% 2013 - Sept, City of Port Lincoln: 6.26% 2013 - June, City of Port Lincoln: 6.01% 2013 - Mar, City of Port Lincoln: 6.29% 2012 - Dec, City of Port Lincoln: 5.93% 2012 - Sept, City of Port Lincoln: 5.52% 2012 - June, City of Port Lincoln: 4.83% 2012 - Mar, City of Port Lincoln: 4.92% 2011 - Dec, City of Port Lincoln: 5.39% 2011 - Sept, City of Port Lincoln: 6.06% 2011 - June, City of Port Lincoln: 6.10% 2011 - Mar, City of Port Lincoln: 5.90%
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 Lincoln: 264 people 2018 - Dec, City of Port Lincoln: 235 people 2018 - Sept, City of Port Lincoln: 280 people 2018 - June, City of Port Lincoln: 322 people 2018 - Mar, City of Port Lincoln: 373 people 2017 - Dec, City of Port Lincoln: 381 people 2017 - Sept, City of Port Lincoln: 381 people 2017 - June, City of Port Lincoln: 408 people 2017 - Mar, City of Port Lincoln: 385 people 2016 - Dec, City of Port Lincoln: 403 people 2016 - Sept, City of Port Lincoln: 396 people 2016 - June, City of Port Lincoln: 385 people 2016 - Mar, City of Port Lincoln: 406 people 2015 - Dec, City of Port Lincoln: 347 people 2015 - Sept, City of Port Lincoln: 328 people 2015 - June, City of Port Lincoln: 361 people 2015 - Mar, City of Port Lincoln: 438 people 2014 - Dec, City of Port Lincoln: 553 people 2014 - Sept, City of Port Lincoln: 550 people 2014 - June, City of Port Lincoln: 551 people 2014 - Mar, City of Port Lincoln: 428 people 2013 - Dec, City of Port Lincoln: 392 people 2013 - Sept, City of Port Lincoln: 433 people 2013 - June, City of Port Lincoln: 422 people 2013 - Mar, City of Port Lincoln: 444 people 2012 - Dec, City of Port Lincoln: 417 people 2012 - Sept, City of Port Lincoln: 386 people 2012 - June, City of Port Lincoln: 332 people 2012 - Mar, City of Port Lincoln: 333 people 2011 - Dec, City of Port Lincoln: 362 people 2011 - Sept, City of Port Lincoln: 403 people 2011 - June, City of Port Lincoln: 403 people 2011 - Mar, City of Port Lincoln: 383 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 LincolnRegional SA South AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March2647,763+3.40+5.33+5.90+5.10
2018
December2357,802+3.01+4.96+5.90+5.00
September2807,697+3.64+5.11+5.60+5.20
June3227,536+4.27+5.24+5.60+5.40
March3737,372+5.06+5.72+5.80+5.50
2017
December3817,410+5.14+5.76+5.90+5.50
September3817,380+5.16+5.67+5.90+5.50
June4087,439+5.48+5.69+6.40+5.60
March3857,365+5.23+5.65+6.70+5.70
2016
December4037,250+5.56+5.82+6.60+5.80
September3967,239+5.47+6.24+6.80+5.60
June3857,365+5.23+6.74+6.80+5.60
March4067,614+5.33+7.10+6.90+5.70
2015
December3477,636+4.54+7.33+7.10+5.80
September3287,559+4.34+7.19+7.70+6.00
June3617,386+4.89+6.83+7.60+6.10
March4387,245+6.05+6.72+6.90+6.10
2014
December5537,204+7.68+6.84+6.70+6.30
September5507,048+7.80+6.76+6.70+6.20
June5516,949+7.93+7.01+6.80+6.00
March4286,828+6.27+6.61+6.80+5.80
2013
December3926,808+5.76+6.22+6.80+5.80
September4336,922+6.26+6.14+6.70+5.80
June4227,023+6.01+5.69+6.20+5.70
March4447,059+6.29+5.61+5.90+5.50
2012
December4177,030+5.93+5.27+5.80+5.40
September3866,999+5.52+5.04+5.60+5.30
June3326,878+4.83+4.90+5.40+5.20
March3336,774+4.92+4.74+5.30+5.10
2011
December3626,715+5.39+4.86+5.30+5.20
September4036,647+6.06+4.97+5.10+5.20
June4036,602+6.10+5.07+5.20+5.00
March3836,497+5.90+5.28+5.50+5.00
2010
December3406,472+5.25+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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