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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of South Perth was 3.64%.

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, Western Australia: 6.10% 2018 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.30% 2018 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.20% 2018 - June, Western Australia: 6.20% 2018 - Mar, Western Australia: 6.20% 2017 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.00% 2017 - Sept, Western Australia: 5.70% 2017 - June, Western Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Western Australia: 6.00% 2016 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.40% 2016 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.50% 2016 - June, Western Australia: 6.10% 2016 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.70% 2015 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.00% 2015 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.20% 2015 - June, Western Australia: 6.00% 2015 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.70% 2014 - Dec, Western Australia: 5.40% 2014 - Sept, Western Australia: 5.00% 2014 - June, Western Australia: 5.00% 2014 - Mar, Western Australia: 5.00% 2013 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.60% 2013 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.50% 2013 - June, Western Australia: 4.90% 2013 - Mar, Western Australia: 4.70% 2012 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.30% 2012 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.10% 2012 - June, Western Australia: 3.80% 2012 - Mar, Western Australia: 3.90% 2011 - Dec, Western Australia: 4.10% 2011 - Sept, Western Australia: 4.30% 2011 - June, Western Australia: 4.30% 2011 - Mar, Western Australia: 4.20% 2019 - Mar, Greater Perth : 6.41% 2018 - Dec, Greater Perth : 6.39% 2018 - Sept, Greater Perth : 6.35% 2018 - June, Greater Perth : 6.25% 2018 - Mar, Greater Perth : 6.16% 2017 - Dec, Greater Perth : 6.22% 2017 - Sept, Greater Perth : 6.35% 2017 - June, Greater Perth : 6.51% 2017 - Mar, Greater Perth : 6.46% 2016 - Dec, Greater Perth : 6.24% 2016 - Sept, Greater Perth : 6.10% 2016 - June, Greater Perth : 6.02% 2016 - Mar, Greater Perth : 6.00% 2015 - Dec, Greater Perth : 5.98% 2015 - Sept, Greater Perth : 5.76% 2015 - June, Greater Perth : 5.49% 2015 - Mar, Greater Perth : 5.37% 2014 - Dec, Greater Perth : 5.21% 2014 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.84% 2014 - June, Greater Perth : 4.63% 2014 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.56% 2013 - Dec, Greater Perth : 4.34% 2013 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.42% 2013 - June, Greater Perth : 4.31% 2013 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.04% 2012 - Dec, Greater Perth : 3.98% 2012 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.01% 2012 - June, Greater Perth : 4.10% 2012 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.21% 2011 - Dec, Greater Perth : 4.28% 2011 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.25% 2011 - June, Greater Perth : 4.34% 2011 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.37% 2019 - Mar, City of South Perth: 3.64% 2018 - Dec, City of South Perth: 3.53% 2018 - Sept, City of South Perth: 3.51% 2018 - June, City of South Perth: 3.35% 2018 - Mar, City of South Perth: 3.43% 2017 - Dec, City of South Perth: 3.44% 2017 - Sept, City of South Perth: 3.35% 2017 - June, City of South Perth: 3.38% 2017 - Mar, City of South Perth: 3.38% 2016 - Dec, City of South Perth: 3.20% 2016 - Sept, City of South Perth: 3.01% 2016 - June, City of South Perth: 2.95% 2016 - Mar, City of South Perth: 2.97% 2015 - Dec, City of South Perth: 3.17% 2015 - Sept, City of South Perth: 3.25% 2015 - June, City of South Perth: 3.28% 2015 - Mar, City of South Perth: 3.14% 2014 - Dec, City of South Perth: 2.94% 2014 - Sept, City of South Perth: 2.62% 2014 - June, City of South Perth: 2.41% 2014 - Mar, City of South Perth: 2.37% 2013 - Dec, City of South Perth: 2.28% 2013 - Sept, City of South Perth: 2.51% 2013 - June, City of South Perth: 2.50% 2013 - Mar, City of South Perth: 2.33% 2012 - Dec, City of South Perth: 2.29% 2012 - Sept, City of South Perth: 2.28% 2012 - June, City of South Perth: 2.25% 2012 - Mar, City of South Perth: 2.45% 2011 - Dec, City of South Perth: 2.52% 2011 - Sept, City of South Perth: 2.47% 2011 - June, City of South Perth: 2.47% 2011 - Mar, City of South Perth: 2.29%
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 South Perth: 919 people 2018 - Dec, City of South Perth: 889 people 2018 - Sept, City of South Perth: 889 people 2018 - June, City of South Perth: 856 people 2018 - Mar, City of South Perth: 884 people 2017 - Dec, City of South Perth: 885 people 2017 - Sept, City of South Perth: 854 people 2017 - June, City of South Perth: 855 people 2017 - Mar, City of South Perth: 847 people 2016 - Dec, City of South Perth: 805 people 2016 - Sept, City of South Perth: 760 people 2016 - June, City of South Perth: 749 people 2016 - Mar, City of South Perth: 755 people 2015 - Dec, City of South Perth: 811 people 2015 - Sept, City of South Perth: 831 people 2015 - June, City of South Perth: 841 people 2015 - Mar, City of South Perth: 810 people 2014 - Dec, City of South Perth: 757 people 2014 - Sept, City of South Perth: 678 people 2014 - June, City of South Perth: 626 people 2014 - Mar, City of South Perth: 615 people 2013 - Dec, City of South Perth: 588 people 2013 - Sept, City of South Perth: 650 people 2013 - June, City of South Perth: 645 people 2013 - Mar, City of South Perth: 604 people 2012 - Dec, City of South Perth: 597 people 2012 - Sept, City of South Perth: 590 people 2012 - June, City of South Perth: 583 people 2012 - Mar, City of South Perth: 632 people 2011 - Dec, City of South Perth: 648 people 2011 - Sept, City of South Perth: 635 people 2011 - June, City of South Perth: 632 people 2011 - Mar, City of South Perth: 580 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 South PerthGreater Perth Western AustraliaAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March91925,230+3.64+6.41+6.10+5.10
2018
December88925,205+3.53+6.39+6.30+5.00
September88925,299+3.51+6.35+6.20+5.20
June85625,584+3.35+6.25+6.20+5.40
March88425,805+3.43+6.16+6.20+5.50
2017
December88525,703+3.44+6.22+6.00+5.50
September85425,502+3.35+6.35+5.70+5.50
June85525,270+3.38+6.51+5.60+5.60
March84725,092+3.38+6.46+6.00+5.70
2016
December80525,159+3.20+6.24+6.40+5.80
September76025,252+3.01+6.10+6.50+5.60
June74925,352+2.95+6.02+6.10+5.60
March75525,436+2.97+6.00+5.70+5.70
2015
December81125,545+3.17+5.98+6.00+5.80
September83125,536+3.25+5.76+6.20+6.00
June84125,625+3.28+5.49+6.00+6.10
March81025,765+3.14+5.37+5.70+6.10
2014
December75725,761+2.94+5.21+5.40+6.30
September67825,923+2.62+4.84+5.00+6.20
June62625,991+2.41+4.63+5.00+6.00
March61525,900+2.37+4.56+5.00+5.80
2013
December58825,777+2.28+4.34+4.60+5.80
September65025,851+2.51+4.42+4.50+5.80
June64525,843+2.50+4.31+4.90+5.70
March60425,933+2.33+4.04+4.70+5.50
2012
December59726,093+2.29+3.98+4.30+5.40
September59025,923+2.28+4.01+4.10+5.30
June58325,924+2.25+4.10+3.80+5.20
March63225,799+2.45+4.21+3.90+5.10
2011
December64825,690+2.52+4.28+4.10+5.20
September63525,748+2.47+4.25+4.30+5.20
June63225,545+2.47+4.34+4.30+5.00
March58025,369+2.29+4.37+4.20+5.00
2010
December56425,259+2.23+4.56+4.40+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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