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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in City of Whyalla was 6.17%.

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 Whyalla: 6.17% 2018 - Dec, City of Whyalla: 5.95% 2018 - Sept, City of Whyalla: 7.13% 2018 - June, City of Whyalla: 8.40% 2018 - Mar, City of Whyalla: 10.06% 2017 - Dec, City of Whyalla: 10.29% 2017 - Sept, City of Whyalla: 10.29% 2017 - June, City of Whyalla: 10.49% 2017 - Mar, City of Whyalla: 9.42% 2016 - Dec, City of Whyalla: 9.56% 2016 - Sept, City of Whyalla: 9.12% 2016 - June, City of Whyalla: 8.47% 2016 - Mar, City of Whyalla: 8.50% 2015 - Dec, City of Whyalla: 7.13% 2015 - Sept, City of Whyalla: 6.58% 2015 - June, City of Whyalla: 6.95% 2015 - Mar, City of Whyalla: 8.03% 2014 - Dec, City of Whyalla: 9.79% 2014 - Sept, City of Whyalla: 9.72% 2014 - June, City of Whyalla: 9.86% 2014 - Mar, City of Whyalla: 7.79% 2013 - Dec, City of Whyalla: 7.23% 2013 - Sept, City of Whyalla: 7.80% 2013 - June, City of Whyalla: 7.43% 2013 - Mar, City of Whyalla: 7.84% 2012 - Dec, City of Whyalla: 7.50% 2012 - Sept, City of Whyalla: 7.24% 2012 - June, City of Whyalla: 6.45% 2012 - Mar, City of Whyalla: 6.32% 2011 - Dec, City of Whyalla: 6.54% 2011 - Sept, City of Whyalla: 6.82% 2011 - June, City of Whyalla: 6.64% 2011 - Mar, City of Whyalla: 6.36%
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 Whyalla: 656 people 2018 - Dec, City of Whyalla: 635 people 2018 - Sept, City of Whyalla: 750 people 2018 - June, City of Whyalla: 865 people 2018 - Mar, City of Whyalla: 1,013 people 2017 - Dec, City of Whyalla: 1,043 people 2017 - Sept, City of Whyalla: 1,046 people 2017 - June, City of Whyalla: 1,081 people 2017 - Mar, City of Whyalla: 968 people 2016 - Dec, City of Whyalla: 973 people 2016 - Sept, City of Whyalla: 930 people 2016 - June, City of Whyalla: 883 people 2016 - Mar, City of Whyalla: 920 people 2015 - Dec, City of Whyalla: 778 people 2015 - Sept, City of Whyalla: 713 people 2015 - June, City of Whyalla: 738 people 2015 - Mar, City of Whyalla: 838 people 2014 - Dec, City of Whyalla: 1,016 people 2014 - Sept, City of Whyalla: 993 people 2014 - June, City of Whyalla: 999 people 2014 - Mar, City of Whyalla: 781 people 2013 - Dec, City of Whyalla: 727 people 2013 - Sept, City of Whyalla: 799 people 2013 - June, City of Whyalla: 774 people 2013 - Mar, City of Whyalla: 821 people 2012 - Dec, City of Whyalla: 784 people 2012 - Sept, City of Whyalla: 754 people 2012 - June, City of Whyalla: 661 people 2012 - Mar, City of Whyalla: 640 people 2011 - Dec, City of Whyalla: 657 people 2011 - Sept, City of Whyalla: 679 people 2011 - June, City of Whyalla: 657 people 2011 - Mar, City of Whyalla: 619 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 WhyallaRegional SA South AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March65610,628+6.17+5.33+5.90+5.10
2018
December63510,676+5.95+4.96+5.90+5.00
September75010,523+7.13+5.11+5.60+5.20
June86510,301+8.40+5.24+5.60+5.40
March1,01310,074+10.06+5.72+5.80+5.50
2017
December1,04310,132+10.29+5.76+5.90+5.50
September1,04610,162+10.29+5.67+5.90+5.50
June1,08110,310+10.49+5.69+6.40+5.60
March96810,273+9.42+5.65+6.70+5.70
2016
December97310,174+9.56+5.82+6.60+5.80
September93010,198+9.12+6.24+6.80+5.60
June88310,421+8.47+6.74+6.80+5.60
March92010,826+8.50+7.10+6.90+5.70
2015
December77810,916+7.13+7.33+7.10+5.80
September71310,839+6.58+7.19+7.70+6.00
June73810,615+6.95+6.83+7.60+6.10
March83810,430+8.03+6.72+6.90+6.10
2014
December1,01610,381+9.79+6.84+6.70+6.30
September99310,212+9.72+6.76+6.70+6.20
June99910,130+9.86+7.01+6.80+6.00
March78110,022+7.79+6.61+6.80+5.80
2013
December72710,057+7.23+6.22+6.80+5.80
September79910,241+7.80+6.14+6.70+5.80
June77410,411+7.43+5.69+6.20+5.70
March82110,478+7.84+5.61+5.90+5.50
2012
December78410,449+7.50+5.27+5.80+5.40
September75410,421+7.24+5.04+5.60+5.30
June66110,255+6.45+4.90+5.40+5.20
March64010,122+6.32+4.74+5.30+5.10
2011
December65710,053+6.54+4.86+5.30+5.20
September6799,959+6.82+4.97+5.10+5.20
June6579,899+6.64+5.07+5.20+5.00
March6199,740+6.36+5.28+5.50+5.00
2010
December5449,711+5.60+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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