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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Southern Downs Regional Council was 7.93%.

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, Queensland: 6.00% 2018 - Dec, Queensland: 6.10% 2018 - Sept, Queensland: 6.20% 2018 - June, Queensland: 6.20% 2018 - Mar, Queensland: 6.20% 2017 - Dec, Queensland: 6.00% 2017 - Sept, Queensland: 5.90% 2017 - June, Queensland: 6.10% 2017 - Mar, Queensland: 6.30% 2016 - Dec, Queensland: 6.20% 2016 - Sept, Queensland: 6.00% 2016 - June, Queensland: 6.20% 2016 - Mar, Queensland: 6.10% 2015 - Dec, Queensland: 6.00% 2015 - Sept, Queensland: 6.20% 2015 - June, Queensland: 6.30% 2015 - Mar, Queensland: 6.40% 2014 - Dec, Queensland: 6.60% 2014 - Sept, Queensland: 6.70% 2014 - June, Queensland: 6.30% 2014 - Mar, Queensland: 6.10% 2013 - Dec, Queensland: 6.00% 2013 - Sept, Queensland: 5.80% 2013 - June, Queensland: 5.80% 2013 - Mar, Queensland: 5.70% 2012 - Dec, Queensland: 6.00% 2012 - Sept, Queensland: 6.00% 2012 - June, Queensland: 5.70% 2012 - Mar, Queensland: 5.50% 2011 - Dec, Queensland: 5.50% 2011 - Sept, Queensland: 5.50% 2011 - June, Queensland: 5.40% 2011 - Mar, Queensland: 5.50% 2019 - Mar, Regional QLD : 5.87% 2018 - Dec, Regional QLD : 5.98% 2018 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.06% 2018 - June, Regional QLD : 6.02% 2018 - Mar, Regional QLD : 5.96% 2017 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.09% 2017 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.10% 2017 - June, Regional QLD : 6.33% 2017 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.64% 2016 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.62% 2016 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.58% 2016 - June, Regional QLD : 6.65% 2016 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.58% 2015 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.71% 2015 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.97% 2015 - June, Regional QLD : 6.90% 2015 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.75% 2014 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.52% 2014 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.20% 2014 - June, Regional QLD : 6.04% 2014 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.01% 2013 - Dec, Regional QLD : 5.96% 2013 - Sept, Regional QLD : 6.08% 2013 - June, Regional QLD : 6.07% 2013 - Mar, Regional QLD : 5.91% 2012 - Dec, Regional QLD : 5.98% 2012 - Sept, Regional QLD : 5.89% 2012 - June, Regional QLD : 5.96% 2012 - Mar, Regional QLD : 6.09% 2011 - Dec, Regional QLD : 6.08% 2011 - Sept, Regional QLD : 5.97% 2011 - June, Regional QLD : 5.80% 2011 - Mar, Regional QLD : 5.79% 2019 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 7.93% 2018 - Dec, Southern Downs Regional Council: 7.06% 2018 - Sept, Southern Downs Regional Council: 6.25% 2018 - June, Southern Downs Regional Council: 6.17% 2018 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 5.37% 2017 - Dec, Southern Downs Regional Council: 6.26% 2017 - Sept, Southern Downs Regional Council: 6.14% 2017 - June, Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.91% 2017 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.53% 2016 - Dec, Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.42% 2016 - Sept, Southern Downs Regional Council: 3.93% 2016 - June, Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.80% 2016 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 5.35% 2015 - Dec, Southern Downs Regional Council: 5.01% 2015 - Sept, Southern Downs Regional Council: 5.41% 2015 - June, Southern Downs Regional Council: 5.55% 2015 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 5.26% 2014 - Dec, Southern Downs Regional Council: 5.36% 2014 - Sept, Southern Downs Regional Council: 5.82% 2014 - June, Southern Downs Regional Council: 5.29% 2014 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.93% 2013 - Dec, Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.04% 2013 - Sept, Southern Downs Regional Council: 3.39% 2013 - June, Southern Downs Regional Council: 3.45% 2013 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 3.69% 2012 - Dec, Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.76% 2012 - Sept, Southern Downs Regional Council: 5.18% 2012 - June, Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.94% 2012 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.83% 2011 - Dec, Southern Downs Regional Council: 5.14% 2011 - Sept, Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.99% 2011 - June, Southern Downs Regional Council: 5.79% 2011 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 5.83%
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, Southern Downs Regional Council: 1,365 people 2018 - Dec, Southern Downs Regional Council: 1,210 people 2018 - Sept, Southern Downs Regional Council: 1,051 people 2018 - June, Southern Downs Regional Council: 1,015 people 2018 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 868 people 2017 - Dec, Southern Downs Regional Council: 1,002 people 2017 - Sept, Southern Downs Regional Council: 977 people 2017 - June, Southern Downs Regional Council: 784 people 2017 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 743 people 2016 - Dec, Southern Downs Regional Council: 737 people 2016 - Sept, Southern Downs Regional Council: 662 people 2016 - June, Southern Downs Regional Council: 802 people 2016 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 875 people 2015 - Dec, Southern Downs Regional Council: 807 people 2015 - Sept, Southern Downs Regional Council: 873 people 2015 - June, Southern Downs Regional Council: 909 people 2015 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 871 people 2014 - Dec, Southern Downs Regional Council: 902 people 2014 - Sept, Southern Downs Regional Council: 1,000 people 2014 - June, Southern Downs Regional Council: 943 people 2014 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 872 people 2013 - Dec, Southern Downs Regional Council: 713 people 2013 - Sept, Southern Downs Regional Council: 588 people 2013 - June, Southern Downs Regional Council: 574 people 2013 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 620 people 2012 - Dec, Southern Downs Regional Council: 798 people 2012 - Sept, Southern Downs Regional Council: 863 people 2012 - June, Southern Downs Regional Council: 833 people 2012 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 814 people 2011 - Dec, Southern Downs Regional Council: 849 people 2011 - Sept, Southern Downs Regional Council: 825 people 2011 - June, Southern Downs Regional Council: 948 people 2011 - Mar, Southern Downs Regional Council: 955 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
Southern Downs Regional CouncilRegional QLD QueenslandAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March1,36517,218+7.93+5.87+6.00+5.10
2018
December1,21017,151+7.06+5.98+6.10+5.00
September1,05116,803+6.25+6.06+6.20+5.20
June1,01516,453+6.17+6.02+6.20+5.40
March86816,159+5.37+5.96+6.20+5.50
2017
December1,00216,004+6.26+6.09+6.00+5.50
September97715,918+6.14+6.10+5.90+5.50
June78415,977+4.91+6.33+6.10+5.60
March74316,392+4.53+6.64+6.30+5.70
2016
December73716,679+4.42+6.62+6.20+5.80
September66216,842+3.93+6.58+6.00+5.60
June80216,713+4.80+6.65+6.20+5.60
March87516,365+5.35+6.58+6.10+5.70
2015
December80716,093+5.01+6.71+6.00+5.80
September87316,130+5.41+6.97+6.20+6.00
June90916,387+5.55+6.90+6.30+6.10
March87116,548+5.26+6.75+6.40+6.10
2014
December90216,825+5.36+6.52+6.60+6.30
September1,00017,187+5.82+6.20+6.70+6.20
June94317,842+5.29+6.04+6.30+6.00
March87217,671+4.93+6.01+6.10+5.80
2013
December71317,631+4.04+5.96+6.00+5.80
September58817,365+3.39+6.08+5.80+5.80
June57416,656+3.45+6.07+5.80+5.70
March62016,781+3.69+5.91+5.70+5.50
2012
December79816,777+4.76+5.98+6.00+5.40
September86316,674+5.18+5.89+6.00+5.30
June83316,849+4.94+5.96+5.70+5.20
March81416,864+4.83+6.09+5.50+5.10
2011
December84916,512+5.14+6.08+5.50+5.20
September82516,525+4.99+5.97+5.50+5.20
June94816,360+5.79+5.80+5.40+5.00
March95516,378+5.83+5.79+5.50+5.00
2010
December92216,723+5.51+5.85+5.50+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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