Where are Australian jobs growing or shrinking (2002 - 2014; over 100 regions; SA4)?

ATO jobs database analysis (2002-2014)
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This data shows count of employees by 100 regions within Australia over 12 years (2002 - 2014). In 2002, there were 8.5M workers, rising to 10.3M in 2014. Maps show percent change in count of employees over preceding four years eg 2010-2014.


This dataset is an aggregation of all Australian Salaries and Wages by location and over 12 years in four year snapshots (2002, 2006, 2010, 2014). Some data excluded which was not allocated to a SA4 location. Source Data from ATO; Australian Tax Office.


HeadcountRaw.csv provides total data (employee count). Includes total counts per SA4 location, and percent change between each of the years; 2002 - 6; 2006 - 10; 2010 - 14 eg 101 means 1% increase.  This file also contains the SQL query to extract this file from the parent DB.


ATO Data request at: Ideascale

Original data (parent data; ATO) at:

Parent data description: "Individuals data for 2001-02, 2005-06, 2009-10 and 2013-14 income years. Table 1: Salary and Wages income, by Occupation and SA4 location Table 2: Sole trader business income, by Industry and SA4 location." Sole trader data not included in this sub-collection.

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