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DJSB Small Area Labour Market - Unemployment Rate LGA 2010-2018

This datasets presents smooth values for the unemployment rate of 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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Source https://portal.aurin.org.au
Last Updated September 5, 2019, 23:57 (UTC)
Created December 20, 2018, 21:05 (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_rate_lga_2010_18
Aggregation Level lga2018
Attribute List Geometry, LGA Code, LGA Name, Unemployment Rate at December 2010, Unemployment Rate at December 2011, Unemployment Rate at December 2012, Unemployment Rate at December 2013, Unemployment Rate at December 2014, Unemployment Rate at December 2015, Unemployment Rate at December 2016, Unemployment Rate at December 2017, Unemployment Rate at June 2011, Unemployment Rate at June 2012, Unemployment Rate at June 2013, Unemployment Rate at June 2014, Unemployment Rate at June 2015, Unemployment Rate at June 2016, Unemployment Rate at June 2017, Unemployment Rate at June 2018, Unemployment Rate at March 2011, Unemployment Rate at March 2012, Unemployment Rate at March 2013, Unemployment Rate at March 2014, Unemployment Rate at March 2015, Unemployment Rate at March 2016, Unemployment Rate at March 2017, Unemployment Rate at March 2018, Unemployment Rate at September 2011, Unemployment Rate at September 2012, Unemployment Rate at September 2013, Unemployment Rate at September 2014, Unemployment Rate at September 2015, Unemployment Rate at September 2016, Unemployment Rate at September 2017
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Department of Jobs and Small Businesses, (2018): DJSB Small Area Labour Market - Unemployment Rate 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
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[96.81, -43.75], [159.11, -43.75], [159.11, -9.14], [96.81, -9.14], [96.81, -43.75]]]}