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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs was 3.55%.

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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.55% 2018 - Dec, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.19% 2018 - Sept, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.97% 2018 - June, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.28% 2018 - Mar, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.00% 2017 - Dec, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.25% 2017 - Sept, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.27% 2017 - June, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.69% 2017 - Mar, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.96% 2016 - Dec, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.97% 2016 - Sept, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.07% 2016 - June, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.68% 2016 - Mar, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.72% 2015 - Dec, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.91% 2015 - Sept, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.38% 2015 - June, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.78% 2015 - Mar, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.46% 2014 - Dec, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.15% 2014 - Sept, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.74% 2014 - June, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.91% 2014 - Mar, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.09% 2013 - Dec, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.88% 2013 - Sept, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.82% 2013 - June, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.40% 2013 - Mar, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.59% 2012 - Dec, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.34% 2012 - Sept, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.78% 2012 - June, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4.07% 2012 - Mar, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4.12% 2011 - Dec, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.74% 2011 - Sept, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.58% 2011 - June, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.11% 2011 - Mar, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 2.78%
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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 6,101 people 2018 - Dec, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 5,501 people 2018 - Sept, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 5,087 people 2018 - June, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3,887 people 2018 - Mar, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3,420 people 2017 - Dec, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3,808 people 2017 - Sept, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3,773 people 2017 - June, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4,349 people 2017 - Mar, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4,699 people 2016 - Dec, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4,696 people 2016 - Sept, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4,885 people 2016 - June, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4,355 people 2016 - Mar, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4,432 people 2015 - Dec, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4,758 people 2015 - Sept, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 5,574 people 2015 - June, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 6,201 people 2015 - Mar, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 5,623 people 2014 - Dec, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 5,102 people 2014 - Sept, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4,397 people 2014 - June, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4,687 people 2014 - Mar, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4,942 people 2013 - Dec, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4,572 people 2013 - Sept, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4,400 people 2013 - June, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3,673 people 2013 - Mar, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3,882 people 2012 - Dec, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 5,003 people 2012 - Sept, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 5,711 people 2012 - June, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 6,258 people 2012 - Mar, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 6,417 people 2011 - Dec, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 5,864 people 2011 - Sept, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 5,598 people 2011 - June, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4,754 people 2011 - Mar, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 4,183 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
Sydney Eastern SuburbsGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March6,101171,762+3.55+4.07+4.30+5.10
2018
December5,501172,566+3.19+4.20+4.30+5.00
September5,087171,182+2.97+4.32+4.50+5.20
June3,887170,536+2.28+4.41+4.80+5.40
March3,420171,338+2.00+4.47+4.90+5.50
2017
December3,808169,352+2.25+4.56+4.80+5.50
September3,773166,116+2.27+4.67+4.70+5.50
June4,349161,433+2.69+4.71+4.80+5.60
March4,699158,952+2.96+4.80+5.00+5.70
2016
December4,696157,936+2.97+4.80+5.10+5.80
September4,885159,157+3.07+4.77+5.00+5.60
June4,355162,508+2.68+4.96+5.00+5.60
March4,432163,178+2.72+4.96+5.20+5.70
2015
December4,758163,459+2.91+5.02+5.30+5.80
September5,574164,923+3.38+5.16+5.70+6.00
June6,201163,972+3.78+5.10+5.80+6.10
March5,623162,523+3.46+5.14+5.90+6.10
2014
December5,102162,076+3.15+5.12+6.10+6.30
September4,397160,633+2.74+5.22+5.90+6.20
June4,687160,853+2.91+5.27+5.60+6.00
March4,942160,124+3.09+5.27+5.50+5.80
2013
December4,572158,635+2.88+5.25+5.80+5.80
September4,400156,272+2.82+5.02+5.80+5.80
June3,673152,874+2.40+4.79+5.60+5.70
March3,882149,920+2.59+4.74+5.40+5.50
2012
December5,003149,984+3.34+4.69+5.10+5.40
September5,711151,066+3.78+4.82+5.00+5.30
June6,258153,937+4.07+4.93+5.00+5.20
March6,417155,736+4.12+4.98+5.00+5.10
2011
December5,864156,709+3.74+4.94+5.20+5.20
September5,598156,239+3.58+4.77+5.30+5.20
June4,754152,932+3.11+4.71+5.20+5.00
March4,183150,413+2.78+4.75+5.10+5.00
2010
December4,131148,146+2.79+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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