Labour and employment Regional

Statistical releases related to the labour force of Queensland’s labour force regions.


Current Releases

Regional labour force (report)

Published
Last reviewed

This information brief is based on the monthly ABS publication, Labour force: Australia, detailed – electronic delivery (ABS 6291.0.55.001). It provides a brief summary (based on a 12–month moving average) of employment, labour supply and the unemployment rate for each of the 19 statistical areas level 4 (SA4s) within Queensland. The zip file contains the 19 region briefs and the one–page summary brief.

The regional labour force briefs are based on the 2016 edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

Regional labour force notes

Due to the high standard errors associated with regional labour force survey data, the ABS and QGSO recommend using 12-month averages to reduce the volatility of the underlying original data. This volatility means it can be difficult to detect real world phenomena, such as those caused by the social distancing measures introduced to combat COVID-19, in the data. As a result, it is not recommended regional labour force data be used to assess the impact of COVID-19.

All data in this brief are based on 12–month moving averages. This approach is supported by ABS advice on analysis of regional labour force estimates (see Table 16(b) of Labour Force, Australia, Detailed (ABS 6291.0.55.001)).

Data for Queensland as a whole are provided for reference purposes only. Users should refer to monthly trend estimates from the Labour Force Survey for analysis of labour market performance at the state level.

The labour force statistics presented in this brief are on a sample basis and will include a sampling error. As such, these estimates will exhibit, in some cases, large volatility in monthly changes. Extreme caution should be used when making inferences from these estimates.

Totals may not add due to rounding. Figures are rounded to nearest 100 persons. Calculations are based on pre-rounded figures.

May 2020
zip (797.33 KB)
Region Summary
pdf (45.6 KB)
Brisbane - East SA4
pdf (44.63 KB)
Brisbane Inner City SA4
pdf (44.39 KB)
Brisbane - North SA4
pdf (44.25 KB)
Brisbane - South SA4
pdf (44.78 KB)
Brisbane - West SA4
pdf (44.06 KB)
Cairns SA4
pdf (43.9 KB)
Central Queensland SA4
pdf (44.19 KB)
Darling Downs - Maranoa SA4
pdf (45.05 KB)
Gold Coast SA4
pdf (44.4 KB)
Ipswich SA4
pdf (44.13 KB)
Logan - Beaudesert SA4
pdf (44.47 KB)
Mackay - Isaac - Whitsunday SA4
pdf (44.75 KB)
Moreton Bay - North SA4
pdf (45.13 KB)
Moreton Bay - South SA4
pdf (44.57 KB)
Queensland - Outback SA4
pdf (43.91 KB)
Sunshine Coast SA4
pdf (44.83 KB)
Toowoomba SA4
pdf (44.02 KB)
Townsville SA4
pdf (44.26 KB)
Wide Bay SA4
pdf (44.93 KB)

Regional youth unemployment (report)

Published
Last reviewed

This information brief is based on the monthly ABS publication, Labour force: Australia, detailed – electronic delivery (ABS 6291.0.55.001). The Regional youth unemployment brief provides a summary (based on a 12–month moving average) of the unemployment rate for persons aged 15 to 24 years for each of the 19 statistical areas level 4 (SA4s) within Queensland.

The Regional youth unemployment briefs are based on the 2016 edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

Regional youth unemployment notes

The unemployment rates presented in this brief are on a sample basis and will include a sampling error. As such, these estimates will exhibit, in some cases, large volatility in monthly changes. Extreme caution should be used when making inferences from these estimates.

Due to the high standard errors associated with regional labour force survey data, the ABS and QGSO recommend using 12-month averages to reduce the volatility of the underlying original data. This volatility means it can be difficult to detect real world phenomena, such as those caused by the social distancing measures introduced to combat COVID-19, in the data. As a result, it is not recommended regional labour force data be used to assess the impact of COVID-19.

May 2020
pdf (39.27 KB)

Regional labour force map (map)

Published
Last reviewed

This is a map of the 19 statistical areas level 4 (SA4) within Queensland that the labour force regions are based on.

Queensland statistical areas level 4 (SA4) (ASGS 2016)
pdf (2.05 MB)

Labour force status by region, Queensland, 1999–00 to 2018–19 (table)

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Last reviewed

This table provides a time series of the labour force status of Queensland's labour force regions.

Labour force status by region, Queensland, 1999–00 to 2018–19
csv (27.03 KB)

Past Releases

The content in past releases may contain data for historical periods that have been revised in the latest release. For this reason, data should always be accessed from the latest release. Past releases are provided for reference purposes only.

Regional labour force (report)

Last reviewed

This information brief is based on the monthly ABS publication, Labour force: Australia, detailed – electronic delivery (ABS 6291.0.55.001). It provides a brief summary (based on a 12–month moving average) of employment, labour supply and the unemployment rate for each of the 19 statistical areas level 4 (SA4s) within Queensland. The zip file contains the 19 region briefs and the one–page summary brief.

The regional labour force briefs are based on the 2016 edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

Regional labour force notes

Due to the high standard errors associated with regional labour force survey data, the ABS and QGSO recommend using 12-month averages to reduce the volatility of the underlying original data. This volatility means it can be difficult to detect real world phenomena, such as those caused by the social distancing measures introduced to combat COVID-19, in the data. As a result, it is not recommended regional labour force data be used to assess the impact of COVID-19.

All data in this brief are based on 12–month moving averages. This approach is supported by ABS advice on analysis of regional labour force estimates (see Table 16(b) of Labour Force, Australia, Detailed (ABS 6291.0.55.001)).

Data for Queensland as a whole are provided for reference purposes only. Users should refer to monthly trend estimates from the Labour Force Survey for analysis of labour market performance at the state level.

The labour force statistics presented in this brief are on a sample basis and will include a sampling error. As such, these estimates will exhibit, in some cases, large volatility in monthly changes. Extreme caution should be used when making inferences from these estimates.

Totals may not add due to rounding. Figures are rounded to nearest 100 persons. Calculations are based on pre-rounded figures.

April 2020
zip (799.01 KB)
Region Summary
pdf (45.64 KB)
Brisbane - East SA4
pdf (44.64 KB)
Brisbane Inner City SA4
pdf (44.69 KB)
Brisbane - North SA4
pdf (44.46 KB)
Brisbane - South SA4
pdf (44.79 KB)
Brisbane - West SA4
pdf (44.34 KB)
Cairns SA4
pdf (44.07 KB)
Central Queensland SA4
pdf (44.81 KB)
Darling Downs - Maranoa SA4
pdf (45.4 KB)
Gold Coast SA4
pdf (44.66 KB)
Ipswich SA4
pdf (44.11 KB)
Logan - Beaudesert SA4
pdf (44.16 KB)
Mackay - Isaac - Whitsunday SA4
pdf (44.9 KB)
Moreton Bay - North SA4
pdf (44.69 KB)
Moreton Bay - South SA4
pdf (44.71 KB)
Queensland - Outback SA4
pdf (44.08 KB)
Sunshine Coast SA4
pdf (44.29 KB)
Toowoomba SA4
pdf (44.18 KB)
Townsville SA4
pdf (44.55 KB)
Wide Bay SA4
pdf (44.45 KB)
March 2020
zip (789.54 KB)
Region Summary
pdf (45.39 KB)
Brisbane - East SA4
pdf (43.62 KB)
Brisbane Inner City SA4
pdf (44.38 KB)
Brisbane - North SA4
pdf (44.24 KB)
Brisbane - South SA4
pdf (44.27 KB)
Brisbane - West SA4
pdf (44.01 KB)
Cairns SA4
pdf (43.73 KB)
Central Queensland SA4
pdf (44.37 KB)
Darling Downs - Maranoa SA4
pdf (45.05 KB)
Gold Coast SA4
pdf (44.18 KB)
Ipswich SA4
pdf (43.7 KB)
Logan - Beaudesert SA4
pdf (43.81 KB)
Mackay - Isaac - Whitsunday SA4
pdf (44.67 KB)
Moreton Bay - North SA4
pdf (44.37 KB)
Moreton Bay - South SA4
pdf (43.56 KB)
Queensland - Outback SA4
pdf (43.68 KB)
Sunshine Coast SA4
pdf (44.4 KB)
Toowoomba SA4
pdf (43.66 KB)
Townsville SA4
pdf (43.73 KB)
Wide Bay SA4
pdf (43.47 KB)
February 2020
zip (788.49 KB)
Region Summary
pdf (45.22 KB)
Brisbane - East SA4
pdf (44.13 KB)
Brisbane Inner City SA4
pdf (44.22 KB)
Brisbane - North SA4
pdf (44.09 KB)
Brisbane - South SA4
pdf (44.11 KB)
Brisbane - West SA4
pdf (43.94 KB)
Cairns SA4
pdf (43.56 KB)
Central Queensland SA4
pdf (43.78 KB)
Darling Downs - Maranoa SA4
pdf (44.42 KB)
Gold Coast SA4
pdf (43.76 KB)
Ipswich SA4
pdf (43.93 KB)
Logan - Beaudesert SA4
pdf (43.54 KB)
Mackay - Isaac - Whitsunday SA4
pdf (44.29 KB)
Moreton Bay - North SA4
pdf (43.99 KB)
Moreton Bay - South SA4
pdf (43.87 KB)
Queensland - Outback SA4
pdf (43.53 KB)
Sunshine Coast SA4
pdf (44.17 KB)
Toowoomba SA4
pdf (43.44 KB)
Townsville SA4
pdf (43.44 KB)
Wide Bay SA4
pdf (43.42 KB)
January 2020
zip (815.28 KB)
Region Summary
pdf (45.26 KB)
Brisbane - East SA4
pdf (43.91 KB)
Brisbane Inner City SA4
pdf (44.27 KB)
Brisbane - North SA4
pdf (44.72 KB)
Brisbane - South SA4
pdf (44.16 KB)
Brisbane - West SA4
pdf (44.12 KB)
Cairns SA4
pdf (43.47 KB)
Central Queensland SA4
pdf (43.73 KB)
Darling Downs - Maranoa SA4
pdf (44.59 KB)
Gold Coast SA4
pdf (43.61 KB)
Ipswich SA4
pdf (43.97 KB)
Logan - Beaudesert SA4
pdf (44.09 KB)
Mackay - Isaac - Whitsunday SA4
pdf (44.19 KB)
Moreton Bay - North SA4
pdf (44.01 KB)
Moreton Bay - South SA4
pdf (43.85 KB)
Queensland - Outback SA4
pdf (43.5 KB)
Sunshine Coast SA4
pdf (44.16 KB)
Toowoomba SA4
pdf (43.51 KB)
Townsville SA4
pdf (43.66 KB)
Wide Bay SA4
pdf (73.19 KB)
December 2019
zip (789.61 KB)
Region Summary
pdf (45.37 KB)
Brisbane - East SA4
pdf (43.82 KB)
Brisbane Inner City SA4
pdf (44.27 KB)
Brisbane - North SA4
pdf (44.68 KB)
Brisbane - South SA4
pdf (44.66 KB)
Brisbane - West SA4
pdf (44.17 KB)
Cairns SA4
pdf (43.62 KB)
Central Queensland SA4
pdf (43.7 KB)
Darling Downs - Maranoa SA4
pdf (44.04 KB)
Gold Coast SA4
pdf (44.14 KB)
Ipswich SA4
pdf (43.93 KB)
Logan - Beaudesert SA4
pdf (43.48 KB)
Mackay - Isaac - Whitsunday SA4
pdf (44.15 KB)
Moreton Bay - North SA4
pdf (43.95 KB)
Moreton Bay - South SA4
pdf (43.83 KB)
Queensland - Outback SA4
pdf (43.48 KB)
Sunshine Coast SA4
pdf (44.09 KB)
Toowoomba SA4
pdf (43.4 KB)
Townsville SA4
pdf (43.89 KB)
Wide Bay SA4
pdf (43.22 KB)
November 2019
zip (789.16 KB)
Region summary
pdf (45.56 KB)
Brisbane - East SA4
pdf (43.99 KB)
Brisbane Inner City SA4
pdf (44.44 KB)
Brisbane - North SA4
pdf (43.82 KB)
Brisbane - South SA4
pdf (43.93 KB)
Brisbane - West SA4
pdf (43.95 KB)
Cairns SA4
pdf (43.82 KB)
Darling Downs - Maranoa SA4
pdf (44.31 KB)
Central Queensland SA4
pdf (43.87 KB)
Gold Coast SA4
pdf (43.76 KB)
Ipswich SA4
pdf (43.87 KB)
Logan - Beaudesert SA4
pdf (44.19 KB)
Mackay - Isaac - Whitsunday SA4
pdf (44.25 KB)
Moreton Bay - North SA4
pdf (44.13 KB)
Moreton Bay - South SA4
pdf (44.39 KB)
Queensland - Outback SA4
pdf (43.63 KB)
Sunshine Coast SA4
pdf (44.33 KB)
Toowoomba SA4
pdf (43.59 KB)
Townsville SA4
pdf (43.58 KB)
Wide Bay SA4
pdf (44.33 KB)
October 2019
zip (789.77 KB)
Region summary
pdf (45.35 KB)
Brisbane - East SA4
pdf (43.86 KB)
Brisbane Inner City SA4
pdf (44.1 KB)
Brisbane - North SA4
pdf (44.2 KB)
Brisbane - South SA4
pdf (43.71 KB)
Brisbane - West SA4
pdf (44.05 KB)
Cairns SA4
pdf (43.53 KB)
Darling Downs - Maranoa SA4
pdf (44.52 KB)
Central Queensland SA4
pdf (43.63 KB)
Gold Coast SA4
pdf (43.57 KB)
Ipswich SA4
pdf (43.67 KB)
Logan - Beaudesert SA4
pdf (44.54 KB)
Mackay - Isaac - Whitsunday SA4
pdf (44.01 KB)
Moreton Bay - North SA4
pdf (43.93 KB)
Moreton Bay - South SA4
pdf (44.27 KB)
Queensland - Outback SA4
pdf (43.45 KB)
Sunshine Coast SA4
pdf (44.14 KB)
Toowoomba SA4
pdf (43.52 KB)
Townsville SA4
pdf (43.78 KB)
Wide Bay SA4
pdf (44.28 KB)
September 2019
zip (789.54 KB)
Region summary
pdf (44.64 KB)
Brisbane - East SA4
pdf (44.48 KB)
Brisbane Inner City SA4
pdf (44.19 KB)
Brisbane - North SA4
pdf (44.02 KB)
Brisbane - South SA4
pdf (43.85 KB)
Brisbane - West SA4
pdf (44.82 KB)
Cairns SA4
pdf (43.79 KB)
Darling Downs - Maranoa SA4
pdf (44.66 KB)
Central Queensland SA4
pdf (44.33 KB)
Gold Coast SA4
pdf (44.26 KB)
Ipswich SA4
pdf (43.84 KB)
Logan - Beaudesert SA4
pdf (44.87 KB)
Mackay - Isaac - Whitsunday SA4
pdf (44.15 KB)
Moreton Bay - North SA4
pdf (44.04 KB)
Moreton Bay - South SA4
pdf (44.32 KB)
Queensland - Outback SA4
pdf (43.74 KB)
Sunshine Coast SA4
pdf (44.34 KB)
Toowoomba SA4
pdf (43.66 KB)
Townsville SA4
pdf (43.83 KB)
Wide Bay SA4
pdf (43.71 KB)
August 2019
zip (789.97 KB)
Region summary
pdf (45.6 KB)
Brisbane - East SA4
pdf (44.32 KB)
Brisbane Inner City SA4
pdf (44.13 KB)
Brisbane - North SA4
pdf (43.94 KB)
Brisbane - South SA4
pdf (43.68 KB)
Brisbane - West SA4
pdf (44.18 KB)
Cairns SA4
pdf (43.74 KB)
Darling Downs - Maranoa SA4
pdf (44.12 KB)
Central Queensland SA4
pdf (44.5 KB)
Gold Coast SA4
pdf (44.24 KB)
Ipswich SA4
pdf (43.88 KB)
Logan - Beaudesert SA4
pdf (44.78 KB)
Mackay - Isaac - Whitsunday SA4
pdf (44.11 KB)
Moreton Bay - North SA4
pdf (44.06 KB)
Moreton Bay - South SA4
pdf (44.24 KB)
Queensland - Outback SA4
pdf (43.87 KB)
Sunshine Coast SA4
pdf (44.35 KB)
Toowoomba SA4
pdf (43.77 KB)
Townsville SA4
pdf (43.57 KB)
Wide Bay SA4
pdf (43.97 KB)
July 2019
zip (791.37 KB)
Region summary
pdf (44.67 KB)
Brisbane - East SA4
pdf (44.31 KB)
Brisbane Inner City SA4
pdf (44.24 KB)
Brisbane - North SA4
pdf (44.4 KB)
Brisbane - South SA4
pdf (44.84 KB)
Brisbane - West SA4
pdf (44.13 KB)
Cairns SA4
pdf (43.74 KB)
Darling Downs - Maranoa SA4
pdf (44.65 KB)
Central Queensland SA4
pdf (44.38 KB)
Gold Coast SA4
pdf (44.26 KB)
Ipswich SA4
pdf (43.8 KB)
Logan - Beaudesert SA4
pdf (44.8 KB)
Mackay - Isaac - Whitsunday SA4
pdf (44.15 KB)
Moreton Bay - North SA4
pdf (44.08 KB)
Moreton Bay - South SA4
pdf (44.16 KB)
Queensland - Outback SA4
pdf (43.96 KB)
Sunshine Coast SA4
pdf (44.27 KB)
Toowoomba SA4
pdf (43.96 KB)
Townsville SA4
pdf (43.59 KB)
Wide Bay SA4
pdf (44.05 KB)
June 2019
zip (792.73 KB)
Region summary
pdf (44.69 KB)
Brisbane - East
pdf (44.4 KB)
Brisbane Inner City SA4
pdf (44.29 KB)
Brisbane - North SA4
pdf (44.28 KB)
Brisbane - South SA4
pdf (44.36 KB)
Brisbane - West SA4
pdf (44.2 KB)
Cairns SA4
pdf (43.97 KB)
Darling Downs - Maranoa SA4
pdf (44.17 KB)
Central Queensland
pdf (44.41 KB)
Gold Coast SA4
pdf (44.36 KB)
Ipswich SA4
pdf (44.37 KB)
Logan - Beaudesert SA4
pdf (44.81 KB)
Mackay - Isaac - Whitsunday
pdf (44.22 KB)
Moreton Bay - North SA4
pdf (44.11 KB)
Moreton Bay - South SA4
pdf (44.19 KB)
Queensland - Outback SA4
pdf (44.13 KB)
Sunshine Coast SA4
pdf (44.29 KB)
Toowoomba SA4
pdf (44.18 KB)
Townsville SA4
pdf (44.23 KB)
Wide Bay SA4
pdf (44.17 KB)
May 2019
zip (790.82 KB)
Region summary
pdf (44.67 KB)
Brisbane - East SA4
pdf (43.93 KB)
Brisbane Inner City SA4
pdf (44.29 KB)
Brisbane - North SA4
pdf (44.1 KB)
Brisbane - South SA4
pdf (44.25 KB)
Brisbane - West SA4
pdf (44.24 KB)
Cairns SA4
pdf (44.04 KB)
Central Queensland SA4
pdf (44.35 KB)
Darling Downs - Maranoa SA4
pdf (44.06 KB)
Gold Coast SA4
pdf (44.28 KB)
Ipswich SA4
pdf (43.87 KB)
Logan - Beaudesert SA4
pdf (44.58 KB)
Mackay - Isaac - Whitsunday SA4
pdf (44.21 KB)
Moreton Bay - North SA4
pdf (44.08 KB)
Moreton Bay - South SA4
pdf (44.26 KB)
Queensland - Outback SA4
pdf (44.17 KB)
Sunshine Coast SA4
pdf (43.89 KB)
Toowoomba SA4
pdf (44.74 KB)
Townsville SA4
pdf (43.79 KB)
Wide Bay SA4
pdf (44.18 KB)

Regional youth unemployment (report)

Last reviewed

This information brief is based on the monthly ABS publication, Labour force: Australia, detailed – electronic delivery (ABS 6291.0.55.001). The Regional youth unemployment brief provides a summary (based on a 12–month moving average) of the unemployment rate for persons aged 15 to 24 years for each of the 19 statistical areas level 4 (SA4s) within Queensland.

The Regional youth unemployment briefs are based on the 2016 edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

Regional youth unemployment notes

The unemployment rates presented in this brief are on a sample basis and will include a sampling error. As such, these estimates will exhibit, in some cases, large volatility in monthly changes. Extreme caution should be used when making inferences from these estimates.

Due to the high standard errors associated with regional labour force survey data, the ABS and QGSO recommend using 12-month averages to reduce the volatility of the underlying original data. This volatility means it can be difficult to detect real world phenomena, such as those caused by the social distancing measures introduced to combat COVID-19, in the data. As a result, it is not recommended regional labour force data be used to assess the impact of COVID-19.

April 2020
pdf (39.33 KB)
March 2020
pdf (39.13 KB)
February 2020
pdf (38.87 KB)
January 2020
pdf (38.93 KB)
December 2019
pdf (38.95 KB)
November 2019
pdf (39.17 KB)
October 2019
pdf (38.97 KB)
September 2019
pdf (39.16 KB)
August 2019
pdf (39.17 KB)
July 2019
pdf (39.17 KB)
June 2019
pdf (39.13 KB)
May 2019
pdf (39.15 KB)

Regional labour force map (map)

Last reviewed

This is a map of the 19 statistical areas level 4 (SA4) within Queensland that the labour force regions are based on.

Queensland statistical areas level 4 (SA4) (ASGS 2011)
pdf (1.89 MB)