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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Waverley Council area was 2.78%.

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, Waverley Council area: 2.78% 2018 - Dec, Waverley Council area: 2.47% 2018 - Sept, Waverley Council area: 2.30% 2018 - June, Waverley Council area: 1.72% 2018 - Mar, Waverley Council area: 1.53% 2017 - Dec, Waverley Council area: 1.69% 2017 - Sept, Waverley Council area: 1.73% 2017 - June, Waverley Council area: 2.09% 2017 - Mar, Waverley Council area: 2.30% 2016 - Dec, Waverley Council area: 2.35% 2016 - Sept, Waverley Council area: 2.44% 2016 - June, Waverley Council area: 2.16% 2016 - Mar, Waverley Council area: 2.23% 2015 - Dec, Waverley Council area: 2.46% 2015 - Sept, Waverley Council area: 2.89% 2015 - June, Waverley Council area: 3.28% 2015 - Mar, Waverley Council area: 3.01% 2014 - Dec, Waverley Council area: 2.74% 2014 - Sept, Waverley Council area: 2.41% 2014 - June, Waverley Council area: 2.57% 2014 - Mar, Waverley Council area: 2.75% 2013 - Dec, Waverley Council area: 2.59% 2013 - Sept, Waverley Council area: 2.54% 2013 - June, Waverley Council area: 2.17% 2013 - Mar, Waverley Council area: 2.31% 2012 - Dec, Waverley Council area: 3.00% 2012 - Sept, Waverley Council area: 3.40% 2012 - June, Waverley Council area: 3.72% 2012 - Mar, Waverley Council area: 3.87% 2011 - Dec, Waverley Council area: 3.59% 2011 - Sept, Waverley Council area: 3.48% 2011 - June, Waverley Council area: 3.03% 2011 - Mar, Waverley Council area: 2.69%
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, Waverley Council area: 1,342 people 2018 - Dec, Waverley Council area: 1,197 people 2018 - Sept, Waverley Council area: 1,107 people 2018 - June, Waverley Council area: 827 people 2018 - Mar, Waverley Council area: 735 people 2017 - Dec, Waverley Council area: 807 people 2017 - Sept, Waverley Council area: 809 people 2017 - June, Waverley Council area: 948 people 2017 - Mar, Waverley Council area: 1,031 people 2016 - Dec, Waverley Council area: 1,048 people 2016 - Sept, Waverley Council area: 1,094 people 2016 - June, Waverley Council area: 988 people 2016 - Mar, Waverley Council area: 1,026 people 2015 - Dec, Waverley Council area: 1,133 people 2015 - Sept, Waverley Council area: 1,347 people 2015 - June, Waverley Council area: 1,518 people 2015 - Mar, Waverley Council area: 1,382 people 2014 - Dec, Waverley Council area: 1,255 people 2014 - Sept, Waverley Council area: 1,091 people 2014 - June, Waverley Council area: 1,164 people 2014 - Mar, Waverley Council area: 1,235 people 2013 - Dec, Waverley Council area: 1,151 people 2013 - Sept, Waverley Council area: 1,113 people 2013 - June, Waverley Council area: 930 people 2013 - Mar, Waverley Council area: 972 people 2012 - Dec, Waverley Council area: 1,264 people 2012 - Sept, Waverley Council area: 1,446 people 2012 - June, Waverley Council area: 1,613 people 2012 - Mar, Waverley Council area: 1,701 people 2011 - Dec, Waverley Council area: 1,590 people 2011 - Sept, Waverley Council area: 1,538 people 2011 - June, Waverley Council area: 1,311 people 2011 - Mar, Waverley Council area: 1,147 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
Waverley Council areaGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March1,34248,311+2.78+4.07+4.30+5.10
2018
December1,19748,534+2.47+4.20+4.30+5.00
September1,10748,144+2.30+4.32+4.50+5.20
June82747,962+1.72+4.41+4.80+5.40
March73548,189+1.53+4.47+4.90+5.50
2017
December80747,632+1.69+4.56+4.80+5.50
September80946,743+1.73+4.67+4.70+5.50
June94845,445+2.09+4.71+4.80+5.60
March1,03144,768+2.30+4.80+5.00+5.70
2016
December1,04844,505+2.35+4.80+5.10+5.80
September1,09444,862+2.44+4.77+5.00+5.60
June98845,815+2.16+4.96+5.00+5.60
March1,02646,012+2.23+4.96+5.20+5.70
2015
December1,13346,097+2.46+5.02+5.30+5.80
September1,34746,538+2.89+5.16+5.70+6.00
June1,51846,302+3.28+5.10+5.80+6.10
March1,38245,924+3.01+5.14+5.90+6.10
2014
December1,25545,826+2.74+5.12+6.10+6.30
September1,09145,314+2.41+5.22+5.90+6.20
June1,16445,273+2.57+5.27+5.60+6.00
March1,23544,967+2.75+5.27+5.50+5.80
2013
December1,15144,452+2.59+5.25+5.80+5.80
September1,11343,833+2.54+5.02+5.80+5.80
June93042,921+2.17+4.79+5.60+5.70
March97242,132+2.31+4.74+5.40+5.50
2012
December1,26442,185+3.00+4.69+5.10+5.40
September1,44642,527+3.40+4.82+5.00+5.30
June1,61343,379+3.72+4.93+5.00+5.20
March1,70143,932+3.87+4.98+5.00+5.10
2011
December1,59044,261+3.59+4.94+5.20+5.20
September1,53844,185+3.48+4.77+5.30+5.20
June1,31143,299+3.03+4.71+5.20+5.00
March1,14742,633+2.69+4.75+5.10+5.00
2010
December1,11542,034+2.65+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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