This e-brief, which is part of a series relating to all NSW regions, sets out key labour force trends for the residents of the Newcastle & Lake Macquarie region. Data has been sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey. The ABS divides NSW into 28 regions; 15 in Greater Sydney and 13 in Regional NSW.
Covered are four key labour force indicators:
- Employment (full-time and part-time);
- The participation rate;
- The unemployment rate; and
- The youth unemployment rate.
A map of the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie region is included at the end of the e-brief. The map also shows the NSW electorates located wholly or partly within the region. The e-brief finishes with a short section on labour force definitions and methodological notes.