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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Sutherland Shire was 2.02%.

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, New South Wales: 4.30% 2018 - Dec, New South Wales: 4.30% 2018 - Sept, New South Wales: 4.50% 2018 - June, New South Wales: 4.80% 2018 - Mar, New South Wales: 4.90% 2017 - Dec, New South Wales: 4.80% 2017 - Sept, New South Wales: 4.70% 2017 - June, New South Wales: 4.80% 2017 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.10% 2016 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - June, New South Wales: 5.00% 2016 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.20% 2015 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.30% 2015 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.70% 2015 - June, New South Wales: 5.80% 2015 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.90% 2014 - Dec, New South Wales: 6.10% 2014 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.90% 2014 - June, New South Wales: 5.60% 2014 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.50% 2013 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.80% 2013 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.80% 2013 - June, New South Wales: 5.60% 2013 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.40% 2012 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.10% 2012 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.00% 2012 - June, New South Wales: 5.00% 2012 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.00% 2011 - Dec, New South Wales: 5.20% 2011 - Sept, New South Wales: 5.30% 2011 - June, New South Wales: 5.20% 2011 - Mar, New South Wales: 5.10% 2019 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.07% 2018 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.20% 2018 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.32% 2018 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.41% 2018 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.47% 2017 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.56% 2017 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.67% 2017 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.71% 2017 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.80% 2016 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.80% 2016 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.77% 2016 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.96% 2016 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.96% 2015 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.02% 2015 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.16% 2015 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.10% 2015 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.14% 2014 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.12% 2014 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.22% 2014 - June, Greater Sydney : 5.27% 2014 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 5.27% 2013 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 5.25% 2013 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 5.02% 2013 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.79% 2013 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.74% 2012 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.69% 2012 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.82% 2012 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.93% 2012 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.98% 2011 - Dec, Greater Sydney : 4.94% 2011 - Sept, Greater Sydney : 4.77% 2011 - June, Greater Sydney : 4.71% 2011 - Mar, Greater Sydney : 4.75% 2019 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 2.02% 2018 - Dec, Sutherland Shire: 2.54% 2018 - Sept, Sutherland Shire: 2.75% 2018 - June, Sutherland Shire: 2.83% 2018 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 2.73% 2017 - Dec, Sutherland Shire: 2.78% 2017 - Sept, Sutherland Shire: 2.96% 2017 - June, Sutherland Shire: 2.88% 2017 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 3.24% 2016 - Dec, Sutherland Shire: 3.69% 2016 - Sept, Sutherland Shire: 3.77% 2016 - June, Sutherland Shire: 4.49% 2016 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 4.53% 2015 - Dec, Sutherland Shire: 4.21% 2015 - Sept, Sutherland Shire: 4.28% 2015 - June, Sutherland Shire: 3.98% 2015 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 3.64% 2014 - Dec, Sutherland Shire: 3.52% 2014 - Sept, Sutherland Shire: 3.36% 2014 - June, Sutherland Shire: 2.90% 2014 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 2.85% 2013 - Dec, Sutherland Shire: 2.77% 2013 - Sept, Sutherland Shire: 2.72% 2013 - June, Sutherland Shire: 2.87% 2013 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 2.88% 2012 - Dec, Sutherland Shire: 3.08% 2012 - Sept, Sutherland Shire: 3.31% 2012 - June, Sutherland Shire: 3.43% 2012 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 3.44% 2011 - Dec, Sutherland Shire: 3.27% 2011 - Sept, Sutherland Shire: 3.17% 2011 - June, Sutherland Shire: 3.19% 2011 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 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, Sutherland Shire: 2,523 people 2018 - Dec, Sutherland Shire: 3,150 people 2018 - Sept, Sutherland Shire: 3,430 people 2018 - June, Sutherland Shire: 3,597 people 2018 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 3,482 people 2017 - Dec, Sutherland Shire: 3,571 people 2017 - Sept, Sutherland Shire: 3,799 people 2017 - June, Sutherland Shire: 3,686 people 2017 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 4,179 people 2016 - Dec, Sutherland Shire: 4,748 people 2016 - Sept, Sutherland Shire: 4,820 people 2016 - June, Sutherland Shire: 5,644 people 2016 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 5,529 people 2015 - Dec, Sutherland Shire: 5,104 people 2015 - Sept, Sutherland Shire: 5,182 people 2015 - June, Sutherland Shire: 4,817 people 2015 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 4,460 people 2014 - Dec, Sutherland Shire: 4,335 people 2014 - Sept, Sutherland Shire: 4,162 people 2014 - June, Sutherland Shire: 3,624 people 2014 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 3,572 people 2013 - Dec, Sutherland Shire: 3,471 people 2013 - Sept, Sutherland Shire: 3,422 people 2013 - June, Sutherland Shire: 3,642 people 2013 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 3,712 people 2012 - Dec, Sutherland Shire: 3,993 people 2012 - Sept, Sutherland Shire: 4,251 people 2012 - June, Sutherland Shire: 4,322 people 2012 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 4,248 people 2011 - Dec, Sutherland Shire: 3,974 people 2011 - Sept, Sutherland Shire: 3,820 people 2011 - June, Sutherland Shire: 3,833 people 2011 - Mar, Sutherland Shire: 4,206 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
Sutherland ShireGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March2,523125,197+2.02+4.07+4.30+5.10
2018
December3,150124,104+2.54+4.20+4.30+5.00
September3,430124,596+2.75+4.32+4.50+5.20
June3,597127,044+2.83+4.41+4.80+5.40
March3,482127,531+2.73+4.47+4.90+5.50
2017
December3,571128,426+2.78+4.56+4.80+5.50
September3,799128,410+2.96+4.67+4.70+5.50
June3,686127,821+2.88+4.71+4.80+5.60
March4,179129,004+3.24+4.80+5.00+5.70
2016
December4,748128,812+3.69+4.80+5.10+5.80
September4,820127,760+3.77+4.77+5.00+5.60
June5,644125,773+4.49+4.96+5.00+5.60
March5,529121,933+4.53+4.96+5.20+5.70
2015
December5,104121,163+4.21+5.02+5.30+5.80
September5,182120,977+4.28+5.16+5.70+6.00
June4,817121,159+3.98+5.10+5.80+6.10
March4,460122,547+3.64+5.14+5.90+6.10
2014
December4,335123,281+3.52+5.12+6.10+6.30
September4,162123,995+3.36+5.22+5.90+6.20
June3,624124,995+2.90+5.27+5.60+6.00
March3,572125,302+2.85+5.27+5.50+5.80
2013
December3,471125,371+2.77+5.25+5.80+5.80
September3,422125,660+2.72+5.02+5.80+5.80
June3,642127,059+2.87+4.79+5.60+5.70
March3,712128,907+2.88+4.74+5.40+5.50
2012
December3,993129,451+3.08+4.69+5.10+5.40
September4,251128,445+3.31+4.82+5.00+5.30
June4,322126,154+3.43+4.93+5.00+5.20
March4,248123,441+3.44+4.98+5.00+5.10
2011
December3,974121,714+3.27+4.94+5.20+5.20
September3,820120,462+3.17+4.77+5.30+5.20
June3,833120,273+3.19+4.71+5.20+5.00
March4,206121,761+3.45+4.75+5.10+5.00
2010
December4,610123,730+3.73+4.85+5.00+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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