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DJSB Small Area Labour Market - Unemployment LGA 2010-2018

This datasets presents smooth values of the number of people unemployed in Local Government Area (LGA) regions for each quarter starting December 2010 up to June 2018. The boundaries used for the dataset follow the 2018 edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

Small Area Labour Markets presents regional estimates of unemployment and the unemployment rate at two small area levels:

  • For approximately 2,100 Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) Statistical Area Level 2s (SA2s), on a State/Territory and Metropolitan/Non-metropolitan basis; and
  • For each of Australia’s 540 Local Government Areas (LGAs).

The estimates in Table 1 and 2 are smoothed using a four-quarter average to minimise the variability inherent in small area estimates. A description of the methodology used to prepare the estimates in this publication is presented in the Explanatory Notes: https://www.jobs.gov.au/small-area-labour-markets-publication-explanatory-notes, as well as on page 43 of the PDF Publication: https://docs.jobs.gov.au/documents/small-area-labour-markets-june-quarter-2018.

Please note:

  • AURIN has spatially enabled the original data.
  • Where data values were "-" (no data provided) in the original data they have been set to null.
  • Caution: Highly disaggregated estimates of unemployment and the unemployment rate at the SA2 and LGA level can display significant variability and should be viewed with caution. Indeed, quarter-to-quarter comparisons may not be indicative of actual movements in the labour market. It is therefore recommended that year-on-year comparisons be used.

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Additional Info

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Source https://portal.aurin.org.au
Last Updated August 9, 2019, 06:32 (UTC)
Created January 14, 2019, 00:42 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-AU_Govt_DJSB-UoM_AURIN_DB_djsb_salm_smoothed_unemployment_lga_2010_18
Aggregation Level lga2018
Attribute List Geometry, LGA Code, LGA Name, Number of People Unemployed at December 2010, Number of People Unemployed at December 2011, Number of People Unemployed at December 2012, Number of People Unemployed at December 2013, Number of People Unemployed at December 2014, Number of People Unemployed at December 2015, Number of People Unemployed at December 2016, Number of People Unemployed at December 2017, Number of People Unemployed at June 2011, Number of People Unemployed at June 2012, Number of People Unemployed at June 2013, Number of People Unemployed at June 2014, Number of People Unemployed at June 2015, Number of People Unemployed at June 2016, Number of People Unemployed at June 2017, Number of People Unemployed at June 2018, Number of People Unemployed at March 2011, Number of People Unemployed at March 2012, Number of People Unemployed at March 2013, Number of People Unemployed at March 2014, Number of People Unemployed at March 2015, Number of People Unemployed at March 2016, Number of People Unemployed at March 2017, Number of People Unemployed at March 2018, Number of People Unemployed at September 2011, Number of People Unemployed at September 2012, Number of People Unemployed at September 2013, Number of People Unemployed at September 2014, Number of People Unemployed at September 2015, Number of People Unemployed at September 2016, Number of People Unemployed at September 2017
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Department of Jobs and Small Businesses, (2018): DJSB Small Area Labour Market - Unemployment LGA 2010-2018; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Department of Jobs and Small Businesses 2018
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key lga_code18
Type dataset
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