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Wakefield Regional Council area

Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Wakefield Regional Council area was 6.09%.

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, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.09% 2018 - Dec, Wakefield Regional Council area: 5.64% 2018 - Sept, Wakefield Regional Council area: 5.94% 2018 - June, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.12% 2018 - Mar, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.23% 2017 - Dec, Wakefield Regional Council area: 5.66% 2017 - Sept, Wakefield Regional Council area: 5.04% 2017 - June, Wakefield Regional Council area: 4.78% 2017 - Mar, Wakefield Regional Council area: 5.18% 2016 - Dec, Wakefield Regional Council area: 5.49% 2016 - Sept, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.75% 2016 - June, Wakefield Regional Council area: 7.38% 2016 - Mar, Wakefield Regional Council area: 7.41% 2015 - Dec, Wakefield Regional Council area: 7.76% 2015 - Sept, Wakefield Regional Council area: 7.00% 2015 - June, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.37% 2015 - Mar, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.38% 2014 - Dec, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.79% 2014 - Sept, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.91% 2014 - June, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.82% 2014 - Mar, Wakefield Regional Council area: 6.54% 2013 - Dec, Wakefield Regional Council area: 5.42% 2013 - Sept, Wakefield Regional Council area: 4.87% 2013 - June, Wakefield Regional Council area: 4.69% 2013 - Mar, Wakefield Regional Council area: 4.27% 2012 - Dec, Wakefield Regional Council area: 4.54% 2012 - Sept, Wakefield Regional Council area: 4.62% 2012 - June, Wakefield Regional Council area: 4.42% 2012 - Mar, Wakefield Regional Council area: 4.11% 2011 - Dec, Wakefield Regional Council area: 3.67% 2011 - Sept, Wakefield Regional Council area: 3.22% 2011 - June, Wakefield Regional Council area: 3.40% 2011 - Mar, Wakefield Regional Council area: 3.45%
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, Wakefield Regional Council area: 191 people 2018 - Dec, Wakefield Regional Council area: 176 people 2018 - Sept, Wakefield Regional Council area: 186 people 2018 - June, Wakefield Regional Council area: 194 people 2018 - Mar, Wakefield Regional Council area: 198 people 2017 - Dec, Wakefield Regional Council area: 178 people 2017 - Sept, Wakefield Regional Council area: 159 people 2017 - June, Wakefield Regional Council area: 148 people 2017 - Mar, Wakefield Regional Council area: 161 people 2016 - Dec, Wakefield Regional Council area: 170 people 2016 - Sept, Wakefield Regional Council area: 212 people 2016 - June, Wakefield Regional Council area: 238 people 2016 - Mar, Wakefield Regional Council area: 245 people 2015 - Dec, Wakefield Regional Council area: 266 people 2015 - Sept, Wakefield Regional Council area: 243 people 2015 - June, Wakefield Regional Council area: 220 people 2015 - Mar, Wakefield Regional Council area: 214 people 2014 - Dec, Wakefield Regional Council area: 223 people 2014 - Sept, Wakefield Regional Council area: 226 people 2014 - June, Wakefield Regional Council area: 220 people 2014 - Mar, Wakefield Regional Council area: 210 people 2013 - Dec, Wakefield Regional Council area: 172 people 2013 - Sept, Wakefield Regional Council area: 151 people 2013 - June, Wakefield Regional Council area: 144 people 2013 - Mar, Wakefield Regional Council area: 132 people 2012 - Dec, Wakefield Regional Council area: 142 people 2012 - Sept, Wakefield Regional Council area: 147 people 2012 - June, Wakefield Regional Council area: 143 people 2012 - Mar, Wakefield Regional Council area: 133 people 2011 - Dec, Wakefield Regional Council area: 117 people 2011 - Sept, Wakefield Regional Council area: 101 people 2011 - June, Wakefield Regional Council area: 105 people 2011 - Mar, Wakefield Regional Council area: 105 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
Wakefield Regional Council areaRegional SA South AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March1913,134+6.09+5.33+5.90+5.10
2018
December1763,119+5.64+4.96+5.90+5.00
September1863,131+5.94+5.11+5.60+5.20
June1943,171+6.12+5.24+5.60+5.40
March1983,177+6.23+5.72+5.80+5.50
2017
December1783,143+5.66+5.76+5.90+5.50
September1593,153+5.04+5.67+5.90+5.50
June1483,097+4.78+5.69+6.40+5.60
March1613,107+5.18+5.65+6.70+5.70
2016
December1703,099+5.49+5.82+6.60+5.80
September2123,139+6.75+6.24+6.80+5.60
June2383,227+7.38+6.74+6.80+5.60
March2453,305+7.41+7.10+6.90+5.70
2015
December2663,426+7.76+7.33+7.10+5.80
September2433,469+7.00+7.19+7.70+6.00
June2203,455+6.37+6.83+7.60+6.10
March2143,354+6.38+6.72+6.90+6.10
2014
December2233,284+6.79+6.84+6.70+6.30
September2263,269+6.91+6.76+6.70+6.20
June2203,225+6.82+7.01+6.80+6.00
March2103,211+6.54+6.61+6.80+5.80
2013
December1723,172+5.42+6.22+6.80+5.80
September1513,099+4.87+6.14+6.70+5.80
June1443,069+4.69+5.69+6.20+5.70
March1323,090+4.27+5.61+5.90+5.50
2012
December1423,128+4.54+5.27+5.80+5.40
September1473,184+4.62+5.04+5.60+5.30
June1433,238+4.42+4.90+5.40+5.20
March1333,239+4.11+4.74+5.30+5.10
2011
December1173,189+3.67+4.86+5.30+5.20
September1013,133+3.22+4.97+5.10+5.20
June1053,091+3.40+5.07+5.20+5.00
March1053,043+3.45+5.28+5.50+5.00
2010
December973,059+3.17+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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