Area Profile - December 2013
Working Age Population (15-64) : 257,900
Employment Rate (15-64) : 66.9 %
Participation Rate (15+) : 61.5 %
Unemployment Rate (15+) : 9.1 %
Youth Unemployment Rate (15-24) : 19.9 %
Teenage Full-Time UE Rate (15-19) : 45.0 %
Teenage Full-Time UE to Population Ratio (15-19) : 8.0 %
Source : ABS Labour Force Survey. Data are three month average original data except for the youth unemployment rate, teenage full-time unemployment rate and teenage full-time unemployment to population ratio which are 12 month average original data.
ABS Labour Force Survey estimates at the regional level, particularly for teenage unemployment, are subject to high levels of sampling error, and as such should be used with caution.