Employment Regions downloads
Information presented on the Employment Region mapping pages is available to download in Excel (.xlsx) files. Each file contains a specific dataset which is available for the geographic regions below:
- *51 Employment Regions
* Some datasets are not available for 6 of the 51 Employment Regions. For more information about these regions, please visit our Employment Region support page.
Time series data
- Unemployment rate time series (15 years)
- Participation rate time series (15 years)
- Employment rate time series (15 years)
Workforce age profile data
- People aged 15-24
- People aged 25-34
- People aged 35-44
- People aged 45-54
- People aged 55-64
- People aged 65 and over
Industry employment data
- Employment by industry
- Employment by industry - five year growth
- Employment by industry by gender
- Employment by Industry by full-time and part-time status
Occupation employment data
- Employment by occupation
- Employment by occupation by gender
- Employment by occupation by full-time and part-time status
The correspondence files above can be used to understand the relationship between Employment Regions and other geographic units.
The files list the geographic units which make up each Employment Region. Geographic units that do not fall entirely within a single Employment Region are given a percentage according to how much of the population falls within the Employment Region. For these Employment Regions, the correspondence method may lead to small errors.
The correspondence files contain ABS quality ratings which indicate how closely the geographic units match each Employment Region. Care should be exercised in using correspondence files to convert data from one geographic basis to another, particularly where the quality rating is ‘Poor’, as the resulting data may not reflect the actual characteristics of the geographic areas involved. Further information about the ABS quality ratings is available from the ABS website.
Please note that the correspondence files are based on the total population counts at the time of the 2016 Census.
The shape files are for use with desktop GIS mapping software, and provide an indication of the area covered by Employment Regions. Please note these maps have not been developed to a high level of precision and as a result some discrepancies may be apparent at certain zoom levels.