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Small Area Labour Market Data for Melbourne's West

Sep 19, 2016


The federal Department of Employment periodically publishes 'small area' unemployment, unemployment rate and labour force estimates.

The data is provided for each Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) and Local Government Area (LGA) in Australia.

The June quarter 2016 data was published on 16 September 2016.  

It shows the following estimated rates of unemployment over the past year in Melbourne's west: 

    Jun-15     Sep-15     Dec-15     Mar-16     Jun-16  
Brimbank LGA 10.0% 10.0% 10.1% 10.1% 10.0%
  - Ardeer Albion SA2  12.8%  12.6%  12.5%  12.1%  11.9%
  - Cairnlea SA2 6.4%  6.4% 6.6%  6.8%  6.8% 
  - Deer Park Derrimut SA2  8.9%  8.8%  8.8% 8.8%   8.9%
  - Delahey SA2 9.3% 9.3% 9.6% 9.5% 9.5%
  - Keilor SA2  3.6%  3.5%  3.4%  3.4%  3.3%
  - Keilor Downs SA2 7.8% 7.8% 8.1% 8.1% 8.1%
  - Kings Park SA2 13.7%   13.6% 14.0%  13.9%  13.6%
  - St Albans North SA2 14.3% 13.9% 14.1% 14.0% 14.1%
  - St Albans South SA2 15.2% 15.3% 15.8% 15.8% 15.6%
  - Sunshine SA2 12.7% 12.5% 12.4% 12.0% 11.9%
  - Sunshine North SA2 14.5% 14.7% 15.1% 15.3% 15.3%
  - Sunshine West SA2 13.6% 13.4% 13.5% 13.4% 13.2%
  - Sydenham SA2 7.1% 7.1% 7.1% 7.0% 7.0%
  - Taylors Lakes SA2 3.9% 3.8% 3.8% 3.8% 3.8%
Hobsons Bay LGA 5.8% 5.8% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9%
  - Altona SA2 4.9% 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 5.1%
  - Altona Meadows SA2 7.0% 7.0% 7.3% 7.3% 7.2%
  - Altona North SA2 9.3% 9.2% 9.2% 9.0% 8.8%
  - Laverton SA2 12.0% 12.0% 11.7% 11.6% 11.5%
  - Newport SA2 3.5% 3.5% 3.7% 3.7% 3.6%
  - Seabrook SA2 5.5% 5.4% 5.3% 5.2% 5.1%
  - Williamstown SA2 3.4% 3.4% 3.4% 3.5% 3.6%
Maribyrnong LGA 7.3% 7.3% 7.4% 7.3% 7.2%
  - Braybrook SA2  13.1%  12.9%  13.0%  12.6%  12.3%
  - Footscray SA2  8.9%  9.1%  9.2%  9.2%  9.3%
  - Maribyrnong SA2  4.1%  4.2%  4.3%  4.4%  4.5%
  - Seddon Kingsville SA2  5.9%  5.9%  5.8%  5.5%  5.4%
  - West Footscray Tottenham SA2  7.0%  7.1%  7.1%  7.0%  6.8%
  - Yarraville SA2 3.9% 3.9% 4.0% 4.0% 3.9%
Melton LGA 7.6% 7.6% 7.7% 7.6% 7.7%
  - Caroline Springs SA2  5.1%  5.1%  5.1%  5.2%  5.2%
  - Hillside SA2 4.5% 4.4% 4.4% 4.4% 4.4%
  - Melton SA2 12.3% 12.2% 12.4% 12.2% 12.2%
  - Melton South SA2 11.0% 11.1% 11.3% 11.2% 11.1%
  - Melton West SA2 9.5% 9.6% 9.7% 9.6% 9.6%
  - Rockbank Mount Cottrell SA2 10.8% 10.4% 10.4% 10.1% 10.2%
  - Taylors Hill 4.5% 4.5% 4.6% 4.6% 4.6%
Moonee Valley LGA 5.6% 5.5% 5.2% 5.1% 4.9%
  - Ascot Vale SA2 10.3% 9.9% 9.1% 8.5% 8.1%
  - Essendon - Aberfeldie SA2 4.0%  3.9%  3.7%  3.7%  3.6%
  - Flemington SA2 14.8%  14.3%  13.4%  13.1%  12.9%
  - Moonee Ponds SA2 5.3%  5.3%  4.9%  4.4%  4.0%
  - Airport West SA2 4.0%  4.0%  3.9%  4.1%  4.1%
  - Keilor East SA2 3.9% 3.8% 3.8% 3.9% 3.8%
Wyndham LGA 6.9% 6.9% 6.9% 6.8% 6.7%
  - Hoppers Crossing North SA2 6.8% 6.9% 7.0% 6.9% 6.9%
  - Hoppers Crossing South SA2     9.4% 9.3% 9.4% 9.2% 9.2%
  - Point Cook SA2 3.5% 3.5% 3.6% 3.5% 3.5%
  - Tarneit SA2 5.3% 5.3% 5.1% 4.9% 4.8%
  - Truganina SA2 5.7% 5.5% 5.3% 5.2% 5.2%
  - Werribee SA2 11.6% 11.5% 11.4% 11.1% 11.0%
  - Werribee South SA2 7.0% 7.0% 7.3% 7.2% 7.2%
  - Wyndham Vale SA2 8.5% 8.7% 9.1% 9.1% 9.1%

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