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Unemployment

In the 2018 June quarter, the unemployment rate in the City of South Perth was 3.29%.

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 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: 5.80% 2016 - Dec, Australia: 5.80% 2016 - Sept, Australia: 5.70% 2016 - June, Australia: 5.70% 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: 5.90% 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% 2018 - June, Western Australia: 6.30% 2018 - Mar, Western Australia: 6.20% 2017 - Dec, Western Australia: 5.90% 2017 - Sept, Western Australia: 5.70% 2017 - June, Western Australia: 5.60% 2017 - Mar, Western Australia: 6.00% 2016 - Dec, Western Australia: 6.50% 2016 - Sept, Western Australia: 6.50% 2016 - June, Western Australia: 6.00% 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: 4.80% 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% 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 : 6.50% 2017 - Mar, Greater Perth : 6.46% 2016 - Dec, Greater Perth : 6.23% 2016 - Sept, Greater Perth : 6.08% 2016 - June, Greater Perth : 6.01% 2016 - Mar, Greater Perth : 5.99% 2015 - Dec, Greater Perth : 5.97% 2015 - Sept, Greater Perth : 5.75% 2015 - June, Greater Perth : 5.47% 2015 - Mar, Greater Perth : 5.35% 2014 - Dec, Greater Perth : 5.20% 2014 - Sept, Greater Perth : 4.83% 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 : 4.32% 2013 - Mar, Greater Perth : 4.04% 2012 - Dec, Greater Perth : 3.99% 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% 2018 - June, City of South Perth: 3.29% 2018 - Mar, City of South Perth: 3.37% 2017 - Dec, City of South Perth: 3.38% 2017 - Sept, City of South Perth: 3.30% 2017 - June, City of South Perth: 3.35% 2017 - Mar, City of South Perth: 3.35% 2016 - Dec, City of South Perth: 3.19% 2016 - Sept, City of South Perth: 3.00% 2016 - June, City of South Perth: 2.95% 2016 - Mar, City of South Perth: 2.96% 2015 - Dec, City of South Perth: 3.17% 2015 - Sept, City of South Perth: 3.24% 2015 - June, City of South Perth: 3.27% 2015 - Mar, City of South Perth: 3.13% 2014 - Dec, City of South Perth: 2.93% 2014 - Sept, City of South Perth: 2.61% 2014 - June, City of South Perth: 2.40% 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, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.
Quarterly unemployment
Quarterly unemployment 2018 - June, City of South Perth: 861 people 2018 - Mar, City of South Perth: 889 people 2017 - Dec, City of South Perth: 889 people 2017 - Sept, City of South Perth: 857 people 2017 - June, City of South Perth: 858 people 2017 - Mar, City of South Perth: 849 people 2016 - Dec, City of South Perth: 807 people 2016 - Sept, City of South Perth: 761 people 2016 - June, City of South Perth: 751 people 2016 - Mar, City of South Perth: 757 people 2015 - Dec, City of South Perth: 813 people 2015 - Sept, City of South Perth: 833 people 2015 - June, City of South Perth: 843 people 2015 - Mar, City of South Perth: 812 people 2014 - Dec, City of South Perth: 759 people 2014 - Sept, City of South Perth: 680 people 2014 - June, City of South Perth: 627 people 2014 - Mar, City of South Perth: 617 people 2013 - Dec, City of South Perth: 590 people 2013 - Sept, City of South Perth: 652 people 2013 - June, City of South Perth: 648 people 2013 - Mar, City of South Perth: 606 people 2012 - Dec, City of South Perth: 598 people 2012 - Sept, City of South Perth: 591 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, June 2017. 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 %
2018
June86126,182+3.29+6.25+6.30+5.40
March88926,398+3.37+6.16+6.20+5.50
2017
December88926,278+3.38+6.22+5.90+5.50
September85725,965+3.30+6.35+5.70+5.50
June85825,622+3.35+6.50+5.60+5.60
March84925,335+3.35+6.46+6.00+5.80
2016
December80725,307+3.19+6.23+6.50+5.80
September76125,393+3.00+6.08+6.50+5.70
June75125,490+2.95+6.01+6.00+5.70
March75725,575+2.96+5.99+5.70+5.70
2015
December81325,686+3.17+5.97+6.00+5.80
September83325,679+3.24+5.75+6.20+6.00
June84325,774+3.27+5.47+6.00+6.10
March81225,920+3.13+5.35+5.70+6.10
2014
December75925,921+2.93+5.20+5.40+6.30
September68026,070+2.61+4.83+5.00+6.20
June62726,122+2.40+4.63+5.00+6.00
March61726,011+2.37+4.56+5.00+5.90
2013
December59025,868+2.28+4.34+4.60+5.80
September65225,936+2.51+4.42+4.50+5.80
June64825,916+2.50+4.32+4.80+5.70
March60625,988+2.33+4.04+4.70+5.50
2012
December59826,127+2.29+3.99+4.30+5.40
September59125,938+2.28+4.01+4.10+5.30
June58325,928+2.25+4.10+3.80+5.20
March63225,799+2.45+4.21+3.90+5.10
2011
December64825,689+2.52+4.28+4.10+5.20
September63525,747+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, June 2017. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

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