Employment data by area

This interactive dashboard provides labour market indicators, such as employment numbers and rates of unemployment and participation, at the national, state and territory levels, as well as for smaller regional areas (SA4 and SA2).

Users can drill down into the data for specific regions and compare data for multiple regions at the same time. You can also export the data as a spreadsheet or maps, as images and PDF files.


Please note the ABS has advised that the flooding that occurred in New South Wales and Queensland from late February 2022 resulted in a major disruption to the operation of the Labour Force Survey (LFS). As a result, there were lower than usual numbers of responding households to the LFS in some of the flood affected regions in March 2022.

Given the severity of these disruptions, and to ensure that this loss of sample did not affect the quality of the data for Australia, New South Wales and Queensland, the ABS has imputed some sample within 15 Statistical Area Level 4s (SA4s) for March 2022. Accordingly, data for the 15 SA4s for March 2022 have not been published by the ABS and have been marked as ‘n.p’ in the dashboard. The ABS expects to resume publishing these estimates with the release of April data, in May 2022.


The dashboard contains:

          • Tables providing key labour market indicators including
            • employment numbers
            • unemployment numbers
            • unemployment rates (%)
            • participation rates (%)
          • Maps showing unemployment rates (%) by SA4 regions
          • Maps showing youth unemployment rates (%) by SA4 regions
          • Maps showing unemployment rates (%) by SA2 regions

 for example:




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