An interactive map overlays ABS labour force regional data with NSW electoral boundaries to provide visual insight into what may be happening in electorates. Typically, the regions for which ABS labour force statistics are published do not correlate to electoral boundaries.Click here for a full screen version of the map.Interactive charts present five-year trends of different labour force indicators for NSW and the regions
(get data back to 1999).There are 28 labour force regions in NSW: 15 in Greater Sydney and 13 in Regional NSW. Regional data should be interpreted with care; please see the
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Labour Force, Australia, Detailed Electronic Delivery, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.001, 2016
The data presented here applies to an area's resident labour force (i.e. those persons who reside in an area) as opposed to its workforce i.e. those persons who work in an area
Labour Force Survey covers about 0.32% of the Australian population aged 15 years or over. Its primary purpose is to provide labour force estimates for the nation and, secondarily, for each State and Territory. Due to the small sample size involved, regional data should therefore be interpreted with caution
While labour force data is normally subject to seasonal adjustment, this only applies to National and State level data. The regional data presented here is original, non-seasonally adjusted data; for comparative purposes, the State level data presented here is also original, non-seasonally adjusted data. See the ABS for
original and seasonally adjusted NSW data
recommended ABS methodology for regional labour force indicators, all the data presented are 12-month averages. For example, the January 2016 figure is an average of the original data for the 12 months February 2015 to January 2016 inclusiveYouth unemployment is a complex issue. It is worth noting therefore that the youth unemployment rate only paints part of the picture, generally being held to represent an overestimate of youth unemployment. See further this Research Service publication:
NSW regional labour force trends by labour force indicator
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