Youth unemployment indicates a lack of economic opportunity for younger people. What is the rate of youth unemployment where you live?
Youth unemployment indicates a lack of economic opportunity for young people, and youth unemployment can have negative implications later in life.
For example in the rural population centre of Shepparton, Victoria, youth joblessness is particularly high at 19.2 per cent, compared with 15.1 per cent for the state.
Take a look at youth unemployment rates across Australia and where you live.
Shaded areas in the map below reveal the relative differences in regional youth unemployment rate estimates. The areas presented are the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Statistical Area Level 4 geography standard. There are 88 SA4s in Australia,
The charts underneath the map visualise unemployment statistics from 1999 to April 2015 for states and capital cities. You can also view statistics for particular SA4 regions by hovering over the map.
The youth unemployment rate by ABS Statistical Region 4 (SA4) as of April 2015.
The below charts show youth unemployment levels from 1999 to April, 2015.
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All of Australia
New South Wales
Rest of NSW
Rest of Victoria
Rest of Queensland
Rest of Western Australia
Rest of SA
Rest of Tasmania
Rest of NT
Notes & Cautions: These youth unemployment estimates are smoothed using a 12 month average to minimise the variability inherent in area estimates. Disaggregated estimates of the unemployment rate can display significant variability and should be viewed with caution.