6160.0.55.001 - Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia, Week ending 2 May 2020 Quality Declaration 
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Jobs by Statistical Area 4 (SA4)

The following table presents changes in payroll jobs between the week ending 14 March 2020 (i.e. the week Australia recorded its 100th confirmed COVID-19 case) and the week ending 18 April 2020 at the Statistical Area 4 (SA4) level.

Statistical area 4 (SA4) regions are specifically designed to reflect labour markets within each state and territory within population limits. In regional areas, SA4s tend to have lower populations (100,000 to 300,000), while in metropolitan areas, SA4s tend to have larger populations (300,000 to 500,000).

For more information, see the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 – Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001).

Table 1: Change by region (a)


Change in payroll jobs between 14 March and 18 April

New South Wales
-6.9%
Capital Region
-7.3%
Central Coast
-5.7%
Central West
-6.3%
Coffs Harbour - Grafton
-11.2%
Far West and Orana
-7.8%
Hunter Valley excluding Newcastle
-6.1%
Illawarra
-6.5%
Mid North Coast
-11.8%
Murray
-8.4%
New England and North West
-6.9%
Newcastle and Lake Macquarie
-6.0%
Richmond - Tweed
-8.4%
Riverina
-7.9%
Southern Highlands and Shoalhaven
-6.6%
Sydney - Baulkham Hills and Hawkesbury
-5.3%
Sydney - Blacktown
-4.4%
Sydney - City and Inner South
-8.9%
Sydney - Eastern Suburbs
-7.3%
Sydney - Inner South West
-6.3%
Sydney - Inner West
-5.9%
Sydney - North Sydney and Hornsby
-4.6%
Sydney - Northern Beaches
-6.9%
Sydney - Outer South West
-4.9%
Sydney - Outer West and Blue Mountains
-5.7%
Sydney - Parramatta
-4.9%
Sydney - Ryde
-5.3%
Sydney - South West
-5.6%
Sydney -  Sutherland
-5.4%

Victoria
-7.6%
Ballarat
-6.8%
Bendigo
-6.0%
Geelong
-7.0%
Hume
-7.4%
Latrobe - Gippsland
-6.4%
Melbourne - Inner
-7.8%
Melbourne - Inner East
-6.0%
Melbourne - Inner South
-6.7%
Melbourne - North East
-6.9%
Melbourne - North West
-7.2%
Melbourne - Outer East
-6.3%
Melbourne - South East
-6.3%
Melbourne - West
-6.9%
Mornington Peninsula
-7.9%
North West
-8.2%
Shepparton
-6.9%
Warrnambool and South West
-8.6%

Queensland
-7.4%
Brisbane - East
-6.9%
Brisbane - North
-5.7%
Brisbane - South
-5.9%
Brisbane - West
-5.4%
Brisbane Inner City
-7.3%
Cairns
-9.1%
Darling Downs - Maranoa
-7.9%
Central Queensland
-6.6%
Gold Coast
-9.0%
Ipswich
-5.0%
Logan - Beaudesert
-5.9%
Mackay - Isaac - Whitsunday
-5.7%
Moreton Bay - North
-5.7%
Moreton Bay - South
-5.5%
Queensland - Outback
-5.0%
Sunshine Coast
-10.2%
Toowoomba
-6.6%
Townsville
-6.5%
Wide Bay
-7.6%

South Australia
-8.0%
Adelaide - Central and Hills
-8.2%
Adelaide - North
-5.6%
Adelaide - South
-7.7%
Adelaide - West
-7.5%
Barossa - Yorke - Mid North
-9.6%
South Australia - Outback
-7.8%
South Australia - South East
-9.7%

Western Australia
-5.8%
Bunbury
-8.5%
Mandurah
-4.5%
Perth - Inner
-6.7%
Perth - North East
-4.8%
Perth - North West
-5.1%
Perth - South East
-4.9%
Perth - South West
-4.6%
Western Australia - Wheat Belt
-7.4%
Western Australia - Outback (North)
-4.9%
Western Australia - Outback (South)
-5.8%

Tasmania
-7.9%
Hobart
-7.2%
Launceston and North East
-7.8%
South East
-9.3%
West and North West
-7.6%

Northern Territory
-5.3%
Darwin
-5.0%
Northern Territory - Outback
-4.6%

Australian Capital Territory
-6.0%

Australia
-7.1%

(a) SA4 estimates are subject to a higher degree of reporting volatility and revisions than state and territory level estimates.