Stats Centre - Unemployment Rate Data

Unemployment rate data is released monthly by the Australian Bureau of Statistics for the Geelong SA4 geographic level and quarterly by the Department of Employment for the smaller SA2 geographic level.

ABS unemployment rate

The unemployment rate for Geelong (SA4) for June 2019 was 6.0%, an increase of 0.1 percentage points from June 2018.

The June 2019 unemployment rate for Geelong (SA4) was 1.4 points higher than the Victorian unemployment rate (4.6%) and 0.9 points higher than the Australian unemployment rate (5.1%).

 
 
Geelong (SA4)*
Victoria
Australia**
 
Unemployment rate
Change percentage points
Unemployment rate
Change percentage points
Unemployment rate
Change percentage points
Latest month 
(June 2019)
6.0%
+0.1
4.6%
-1.0
5.1%
-0.4
Same month last year
(June 2018)
5.9%
5.6%
5.5%

Monthly unemployment rate

line graph showing monthly unemployment rate for the past 5 years for Geelong SA4, Victoria and Australia

 

Youth unemployment rate (15-24 years)

The youth unemployment rate for Geelong (SA4) in June 2019 was 12.8%, an increase of 1.8 percentage points compared to June 2018.

The June 2019 youth unemployment rate for Geelong (SA4) was 2.2 points higher than the Victorian youth unemployment rate (10.6%) and 1.3 points higher than the Australian rate (11.5%).

 

 
Geelong (SA4)*
Victoria
Australia**
 
Unemployment rate
(15-24 years)
Change percentage points
Unemployment rate
(15-24 years)
Change percentage points
Unemployment rate
(15-24 years)
Change percentage points
Latest month 
(June 2019)
12.8%
+1.8
10.6%
-2.1
11.5%
-0.8
Same month last year
(June 2018)
11.0%
12.7%
12.3%

Youth unemployment rate

line graph showing monthly youth unemployment rate for the past 5 years for Geelong SA4, Victoria and Australia.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (Catalogue No 6291.0.55.001).
Note: Unemployment rate data for Geelong, Victoria and Australia is based on ABS original data (sourced from survey respondents rather than trend or seasonally adjusted data).
The unemployment rate data is adjusted to a 12-month rolling average to smooth out some of the volatility in the monthly data.
*The SA4 area includes the City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliffe, Surf Coast Shire and the majority of the Golden Plains Shire. See Australian Bureau of Statistics maps – choose 2016 Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4).
**Data for Australia is sometimes revised from previously published data.


Department of Jobs and Small Business - quarterly unemployment rate

 

Area (SA2)*
Smoothed Unemployment Rate (%)
Previous quarter
(Dec 2018)
Latest quarter
(Mar 2019)
Change Quarter
(Dec 2018-Mar 2019)
Change Annual
(Mar 2018-March 2019)
Belmont
6.2
5.9
-0.3
-0.1
Corio - Norlane
21.7
21.6
-0.1
+2.0
Geelong
8.2
8.2
0.0
+1.1
Geelong West - Hamlyn Heights
5.2
5.2
0.0
+0.1
Grovedale
4.2
4.1
-0.1
-0.2
Highton
2.4
2.4
0.0
+0.1
Lara
4.4
4.7
+0.3
+0.7
Leopold
4.4
4.2
-0.2
-0.1
Newcomb - Moolap
12.2
12.6
+0.4
+2.2
Newtown
3.0
3.0
0.0
-0.1
North Geelong - Bell Park
7.8
8.0
+0.2
-0.2
Clifton Springs
6.0
6.1
+0.1
+0.4
Ocean Grove - Barwon Heads
2.9
2.9
0.0
+0.1
Portarlington
10.2
10.3
+0.1
+1.5
Queenscliff
4.0
3.9
-0.1
+0.6
 
 
 
 
 
Torquay
1.9
1.9
0.0
-0.2
Lorne - Anglesea
2.4
2.2
-0.2
-0.5
Winchelsea
3.6
3.7
+0.1
+0.3
 
 
 
 
 
Bannockburn
2.7
2.5
-0.2
-0.1
Golden Plains - South
4.0
4.0
0.0
+0.2
Golden Plains - North
4.1
4.2
+0.1
-0.2
Smythes Creek
1.6
1.8
+0.2
0.0
 
 
 
 
 
Colac
3.7
3.8
+0.1
+0.3
Colac Region
2.3
2.4
+0.1
+0.2
Otway
2.4
2.5
+0.1
-0.3
 
 
 
 
 
City of Greater Geelong (LGA)
6.8
6.9
+0.1
+0.4
Surf Coast Shire (LGA)
2.3
2.3
0.0
-0.4
Borough of Queenscliffe (LGA)
4.0
3.9
-0.1
+0.6
Golden Plains Shire (LGA)
3.2
3.2
0.0
0.0
Colac-Otway Shire (LGA)
3.1
3.2
+0.1
+0.2
 
 
 
 
 
G21 Region
5.8
5.9
+0.1
+0.3
Victoria
5.0
4.8
-0.2
-1.0

Department of Jobs and Small Business - unemployment rate

10 year Quarterly unemployment figures for the City of Greater Geelong graph

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 'Small Area Labour Markets Australia'.
Note: These unemployment rate estimates (excluding data for Victoria) are smoothed and averaged over four quarters to dampen the variability inherent in small area estimates.
Figures revised each quarter. It is anticipated that the June quarter 2019 figures will be released in September 2019.
*See Australian Bureau of Statistics maps – choose 2016 Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2).


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Page last updated: Thursday, 8 August 2019

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