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Northern Areas Council area

Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Northern Areas Council area was 4.14%.

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: Due to a major change in the Labour Force Regions on which unemployment data are collected, Small Area Labour Markets datasets are now only directly comparable back to 2010. For this reason, data prior to 2010 is misleading and has been removed from this site.

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, Northern Areas Council area: 4.14% 2018 - Dec, Northern Areas Council area: 3.53% 2018 - Sept, Northern Areas Council area: 3.65% 2018 - June, Northern Areas Council area: 3.74% 2018 - Mar, Northern Areas Council area: 3.82% 2017 - Dec, Northern Areas Council area: 3.46% 2017 - Sept, Northern Areas Council area: 3.04% 2017 - June, Northern Areas Council area: 2.95% 2017 - Mar, Northern Areas Council area: 3.39% 2016 - Dec, Northern Areas Council area: 3.71% 2016 - Sept, Northern Areas Council area: 4.68% 2016 - June, Northern Areas Council area: 5.23% 2016 - Mar, Northern Areas Council area: 5.35% 2015 - Dec, Northern Areas Council area: 5.64% 2015 - Sept, Northern Areas Council area: 5.29% 2015 - June, Northern Areas Council area: 4.78% 2015 - Mar, Northern Areas Council area: 4.63% 2014 - Dec, Northern Areas Council area: 4.90% 2014 - Sept, Northern Areas Council area: 4.91% 2014 - June, Northern Areas Council area: 4.79% 2014 - Mar, Northern Areas Council area: 4.80% 2013 - Dec, Northern Areas Council area: 4.11% 2013 - Sept, Northern Areas Council area: 3.49% 2013 - June, Northern Areas Council area: 3.20% 2013 - Mar, Northern Areas Council area: 2.65% 2012 - Dec, Northern Areas Council area: 2.69% 2012 - Sept, Northern Areas Council area: 2.69% 2012 - June, Northern Areas Council area: 2.76% 2012 - Mar, Northern Areas Council area: 2.72% 2011 - Dec, Northern Areas Council area: 2.63% 2011 - Sept, Northern Areas Council area: 2.53% 2011 - June, Northern Areas Council area: 2.65% 2011 - Mar, Northern Areas Council area: 2.55%
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, Northern Areas Council area: 92 people 2018 - Dec, Northern Areas Council area: 78 people 2018 - Sept, Northern Areas Council area: 81 people 2018 - June, Northern Areas Council area: 84 people 2018 - Mar, Northern Areas Council area: 86 people 2017 - Dec, Northern Areas Council area: 77 people 2017 - Sept, Northern Areas Council area: 68 people 2017 - June, Northern Areas Council area: 65 people 2017 - Mar, Northern Areas Council area: 75 people 2016 - Dec, Northern Areas Council area: 82 people 2016 - Sept, Northern Areas Council area: 105 people 2016 - June, Northern Areas Council area: 121 people 2016 - Mar, Northern Areas Council area: 127 people 2015 - Dec, Northern Areas Council area: 139 people 2015 - Sept, Northern Areas Council area: 132 people 2015 - June, Northern Areas Council area: 119 people 2015 - Mar, Northern Areas Council area: 112 people 2014 - Dec, Northern Areas Council area: 116 people 2014 - Sept, Northern Areas Council area: 116 people 2014 - June, Northern Areas Council area: 112 people 2014 - Mar, Northern Areas Council area: 112 people 2013 - Dec, Northern Areas Council area: 95 people 2013 - Sept, Northern Areas Council area: 79 people 2013 - June, Northern Areas Council area: 72 people 2013 - Mar, Northern Areas Council area: 60 people 2012 - Dec, Northern Areas Council area: 62 people 2012 - Sept, Northern Areas Council area: 63 people 2012 - June, Northern Areas Council area: 66 people 2012 - Mar, Northern Areas Council area: 65 people 2011 - Dec, Northern Areas Council area: 62 people 2011 - Sept, Northern Areas Council area: 59 people 2011 - June, Northern Areas Council area: 61 people 2011 - Mar, Northern Areas Council area: 58 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
Northern Areas Council areaRegional SA South AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March922,222+4.14+5.33+5.90+5.10
2018
December782,211+3.53+4.96+5.90+5.00
September812,219+3.65+5.11+5.60+5.20
June842,247+3.74+5.24+5.60+5.40
March862,251+3.82+5.72+5.80+5.50
2017
December772,228+3.46+5.76+5.90+5.50
September682,239+3.04+5.67+5.90+5.50
June652,202+2.95+5.69+6.40+5.60
March752,213+3.39+5.65+6.70+5.70
2016
December822,210+3.71+5.82+6.60+5.80
September1052,244+4.68+6.24+6.80+5.60
June1212,312+5.23+6.74+6.80+5.60
March1272,373+5.35+7.10+6.90+5.70
2015
December1392,465+5.64+7.33+7.10+5.80
September1322,497+5.29+7.19+7.70+6.00
June1192,489+4.78+6.83+7.60+6.10
March1122,417+4.63+6.72+6.90+6.10
2014
December1162,367+4.90+6.84+6.70+6.30
September1162,362+4.91+6.76+6.70+6.20
June1122,337+4.79+7.01+6.80+6.00
March1122,334+4.80+6.61+6.80+5.80
2013
December952,313+4.11+6.22+6.80+5.80
September792,266+3.49+6.14+6.70+5.80
June722,248+3.20+5.69+6.20+5.70
March602,268+2.65+5.61+5.90+5.50
2012
December622,301+2.69+5.27+5.80+5.40
September632,346+2.69+5.04+5.60+5.30
June662,390+2.76+4.90+5.40+5.20
March652,394+2.72+4.74+5.30+5.10
2011
December622,361+2.63+4.86+5.30+5.20
September592,328+2.53+4.97+5.10+5.20
June612,306+2.65+5.07+5.20+5.00
March582,278+2.55+5.28+5.50+5.00
2010
December522,298+2.26+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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