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Stats Centre - Monthly 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) in September 2018 was 5.7%, no change from the previous month and 0.1 points lower than September 2017.

The September 2018 unemployment rate for Geelong (SA4) was the 1.0 point higher than the Victorian unemployment rate and 0.6 points higher than the Australian unemployment rate of 5.1%.

A twelve month average of the unemployment rate to September 2018 for the Geelong (SA4) was 5.9%, 0.6 points higher than the Victorian 12 month average of 5.3% and 0.5 points higher than the Australian average of 5.4%.

 
Geelong (SA4)*
Victoria
Australia**
 
Unemployment rate
Change percentage points
Unemployment rate
Change percentage points
Unemployment rate
Change percentage points
Latest month
(September 2018)
5.7%
no change
4.7%
-0.3
5.1%
-0.1
Previous month
(August 2017)
5.7%
5.0%
5.2%
Same month last year
(Sept. 2017)
5.8%
-0.1
6.0%
-1.3
5.5%
-0.4
12 month average
(to September 2018) 
5.9%
 
5.3%
 
5.4%
 


Monthly unemployment rate 2013-2018

line graph showing monthly unemployment rate from 2013 through to 2018 for Geelong SA4, Victoria and Australia

Youth unemployment rate (15-24 years)

The youth unemployment rate for Geelong (SA4) in September 2018 was 12.8%, an increase of 1.5 percentage points compared to the previous month and an increase of 2.6 points compared to September 2017.

The September 2018 youth unemployment rate for Geelong (SA4) was 2.6 points higher than the Victorian youth unemployment rate (10.2%) and 1.7 points lower than the Australian rate (11.1%).

A twelve month average of the youth unemployment rate to September 2018 for Geelong (SA4) was 12.0%, the same as both Victoria and Australia.

 
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
(September 2018)
12.8%
+1.5 
10.2%
-0.3
11.1%
+0.1
Previous month
(August 2017)
11.3%
10.5%
11.0%
Same month last year
(Sept. 2017)
8.7%
+2.6
13.0%
-2.8
12.4%
-1.3 
12 month average
(to September 2018)
12.0%
 
12.0%
 
12.0%
 


Monthly youth unemployment rate 2013-2018

line graph showing monthly youth unemployment rate from 2013 through to 2018 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 also adjusted to a three 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

ABS 2016 Statistical Area 2 (SA2)*
Smoothed Unemployment Rate (%)
Previous quarter (March 2018)
Latest quarter
(June 2018)
Change Quarter (March 2018-June 2018)
Change Annual
(June 2017-June 2018)
Belmont
6.0
6.1
+0.1
+0.3
Corio - Norlane
19.6
20.0
+0.4
+2.3
Geelong
7.1
7.3
+0.2
+0.5
Geelong West - Hamlyn Heights
5.1
5.1
0.0
0.0
Grovedale
4.3
4.4
+0.1
+0.1
Highton
2.3
2.4
+0.1
-0.1
Lara
4.0
4.0
0.0
0.0
Leopold
4.4
4.3
-0.1
-0.3
Newcomb - Moolap
10.4
10.6
+0.2
+0.6
Newtown
3.1
3.1
0.0
0.1
North Geelong - Bell Park
7.8
7.9
+0.1
+0.5
Clifton Springs
5.7
5.8
+0.1
+0.7
Ocean Grove - Barwon Heads
2.8
2.9
+0.1
+0.1
Portarlington
8.8
9.1
+0.3
+0.9
Queenscliff
3.3
3.4
+0.1
+0.4
 
 
 
 
 
Torquay
2.1
2.1
0.0
-0.2
Lorne - Anglesea
2.7
2.5
-0.2
-0.2
Winchelsea
3.4
3.3
-0.1
-0.3
 
 
 
 
 
Bannockburn
2.6
2.7
+0.1
+0.1
Golden Plains - South
3.8
3.8
0.0
-0.1
Golden Plains - North
4.4
4.3
-0.1
+0.3
Smythes Creek
1.8
1.6
-0.2
-0.2
 
 
 
 
 
Colac
3.5
3.5
0.0
-1.5
Colac Region
2.2
2.2
0.0
-0.5
Otway
2.8
2.6
-0.2
-1.1
 
 
 
 
 
City of Greater Geelong (LGA)
6.5
6.6
+0.1
+0.4
Surf Coast Shire (LGA)
2.4
2.4
0.0
-0.3
Borough of Queenscliffe (LGA)
3.3
3.4
+0.1
+0.5
Golden Plains Shire (LGA)
3.2
3.1
-0.1
0.0
Colac-Otway Shire (LGA)
3.0
3.0
0.0
+0.2
 
 
 
 
 
G21 Region
5.5
5.6
+0.1
+0.2
Victoria
5.8
5.6
-0.2
-0.3

Department of Jobs and Small Business - Quarterly unemployment rate

5 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 2018 figures will be released in September 2018.
*See Australian Bureau of Statistics maps – Choose 2016 Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2)


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Page last updated: Wednesday, 7 November 2018
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