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Unemployment

In the 2019 March quarter, the unemployment rate in Willoughby City was 3.49%.

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, Willoughby City: 3.49% 2018 - Dec, Willoughby City: 3.50% 2018 - Sept, Willoughby City: 3.87% 2018 - June, Willoughby City: 4.06% 2018 - Mar, Willoughby City: 4.10% 2017 - Dec, Willoughby City: 4.23% 2017 - Sept, Willoughby City: 4.18% 2017 - June, Willoughby City: 4.28% 2017 - Mar, Willoughby City: 4.40% 2016 - Dec, Willoughby City: 4.36% 2016 - Sept, Willoughby City: 4.05% 2016 - June, Willoughby City: 3.84% 2016 - Mar, Willoughby City: 3.58% 2015 - Dec, Willoughby City: 3.73% 2015 - Sept, Willoughby City: 4.13% 2015 - June, Willoughby City: 4.45% 2015 - Mar, Willoughby City: 4.51% 2014 - Dec, Willoughby City: 4.52% 2014 - Sept, Willoughby City: 4.27% 2014 - June, Willoughby City: 4.17% 2014 - Mar, Willoughby City: 4.19% 2013 - Dec, Willoughby City: 4.14% 2013 - Sept, Willoughby City: 4.05% 2013 - June, Willoughby City: 4.09% 2013 - Mar, Willoughby City: 4.37% 2012 - Dec, Willoughby City: 4.48% 2012 - Sept, Willoughby City: 4.63% 2012 - June, Willoughby City: 4.51% 2012 - Mar, Willoughby City: 4.30% 2011 - Dec, Willoughby City: 4.00% 2011 - Sept, Willoughby City: 3.70% 2011 - June, Willoughby City: 3.44% 2011 - Mar, Willoughby City: 3.28%
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, Willoughby City: 1,647 people 2018 - Dec, Willoughby City: 1,630 people 2018 - Sept, Willoughby City: 1,777 people 2018 - June, Willoughby City: 1,846 people 2018 - Mar, Willoughby City: 1,818 people 2017 - Dec, Willoughby City: 1,852 people 2017 - Sept, Willoughby City: 1,808 people 2017 - June, Willoughby City: 1,837 people 2017 - Mar, Willoughby City: 1,917 people 2016 - Dec, Willoughby City: 1,918 people 2016 - Sept, Willoughby City: 1,795 people 2016 - June, Willoughby City: 1,704 people 2016 - Mar, Willoughby City: 1,584 people 2015 - Dec, Willoughby City: 1,653 people 2015 - Sept, Willoughby City: 1,809 people 2015 - June, Willoughby City: 1,913 people 2015 - Mar, Willoughby City: 1,891 people 2014 - Dec, Willoughby City: 1,867 people 2014 - Sept, Willoughby City: 1,758 people 2014 - June, Willoughby City: 1,719 people 2014 - Mar, Willoughby City: 1,747 people 2013 - Dec, Willoughby City: 1,727 people 2013 - Sept, Willoughby City: 1,687 people 2013 - June, Willoughby City: 1,700 people 2013 - Mar, Willoughby City: 1,793 people 2012 - Dec, Willoughby City: 1,823 people 2012 - Sept, Willoughby City: 1,874 people 2012 - June, Willoughby City: 1,823 people 2012 - Mar, Willoughby City: 1,735 people 2011 - Dec, Willoughby City: 1,601 people 2011 - Sept, Willoughby City: 1,473 people 2011 - June, Willoughby City: 1,368 people 2011 - Mar, Willoughby City: 1,300 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
Willoughby CityGreater Sydney New South WalesAustralia
QuarterUnemployed peopleLocal resident workersUnemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %Unemploym- ent rate %
2019
March1,64747,172+3.49+4.07+4.30+5.10
2018
December1,63046,527+3.50+4.20+4.30+5.00
September1,77745,977+3.87+4.32+4.50+5.20
June1,84645,500+4.06+4.41+4.80+5.40
March1,81844,384+4.10+4.47+4.90+5.50
2017
December1,85243,769+4.23+4.56+4.80+5.50
September1,80843,207+4.18+4.67+4.70+5.50
June1,83742,964+4.28+4.71+4.80+5.60
March1,91743,528+4.40+4.80+5.00+5.70
2016
December1,91844,005+4.36+4.80+5.10+5.80
September1,79544,317+4.05+4.77+5.00+5.60
June1,70444,363+3.84+4.96+5.00+5.60
March1,58444,278+3.58+4.96+5.20+5.70
2015
December1,65344,299+3.73+5.02+5.30+5.80
September1,80943,801+4.13+5.16+5.70+6.00
June1,91342,995+4.45+5.10+5.80+6.10
March1,89141,931+4.51+5.14+5.90+6.10
2014
December1,86741,291+4.52+5.12+6.10+6.30
September1,75841,137+4.27+5.22+5.90+6.20
June1,71941,185+4.17+5.27+5.60+6.00
March1,74741,728+4.19+5.27+5.50+5.80
2013
December1,72741,758+4.14+5.25+5.80+5.80
September1,68741,610+4.05+5.02+5.80+5.80
June1,70041,598+4.09+4.79+5.60+5.70
March1,79341,013+4.37+4.74+5.40+5.50
2012
December1,82340,667+4.48+4.69+5.10+5.40
September1,87440,514+4.63+4.82+5.00+5.30
June1,82340,384+4.51+4.93+5.00+5.20
March1,73540,324+4.30+4.98+5.00+5.10
2011
December1,60140,042+4.00+4.94+5.20+5.20
September1,47339,802+3.70+4.77+5.30+5.20
June1,36839,739+3.44+4.71+5.20+5.00
March1,30039,665+3.28+4.75+5.10+5.00
2010
December1,26539,719+3.18+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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