New research has revealed which Adelaide suburbs are most at risk of coronavirus-related job losses.

The figures have been revealed as the state’s records a predictable uptick in the jobless figure, with SA’s unemployment rate rising to 7.2 per cent.

The nation’s unemployment figures are now sitting at 6.2 per cent after recording a rate of 5.2 per cent in March.

The Centre of Full Employment and Equity have developed the Employment Vulnerability Index as a way to identify which suburbs have a higher proportion of jobs that are thought to be ‘at risk’ during an economic downturn.

Those in low skilled jobs and people employed in casual and part-time positions are said to be the most at risk.

SA is the second most at-risk state in the nation with around 22 per cent of its areas considered ‘high risk’.

Perhaps predictably, Adelaide’s northern suburbs and southern suburbs have the potential to be hardest hit by an economic downturn.


Smithfield, Elizabeth North, Davoren Park Elizabeth, Paralowie, Hackham West, Huntfield Heights and The Parks were among the areas considered to be of high-risk in an economic downturn.