Employment Service Area (DES only)

Caretaker period

On 8 May 2016 the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, announced a federal election would be held on 2 July 2016 and as such the Australian Government has assumed a caretaker role. This website will be managed in accordance with the Caretaker Conventions until the result of the election has been determined.

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Map of Employment Service Area Data

ESA data for the Disability Employment Services (DES) programme are available in excel files (.xls) from the Downloadable Data channel.

Information about these boundaries are here.


Area Profile

  • Unemployment Rate (15+): 6.0 %

  • Unemployed (15+): 747,900

  • Labour Force (15+): 12,557,700

  • Working Age Population (15-64): 15,611,662

  • Total Population: 23,490,736

Click here to download Area Profile data in .xls

Area Profile Source: The unemployment rate, unemployed and labour force statistics are derived from the Small Area Labour Markets estimates - March quarter 2016. The working age population and total population statistics are derived from the ABS Estimated Resident Population (ERP) June 2014.