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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2011, 54.7% of City of Adelaide’s working residents were employed locally and this proportion has increased since 2006.

Self-containment measures the proportion of employed residents who are employed within the boundaries of the Local Government Area or region. It indicates the propensity of residents to seek employment outside the Local Government Area or region in which they live.

Self containment is likely to be higher for regional areas and, lower in metropolitan areas and is influenced by:

  • The nature of employment opportunities versus the skills and qualifications of residents;
  • Transport options available and commuting times;
  • Relationship between wages and salaries and house prices in the area; and
  • The geographic size of the area.

Employment self-containment data should be viewed in conjunction with detailed Residents place of work data to see where residents are accessing employment, along with Employment Capacity data which provides the theoretical number of jobs which could be provided to residents of the City of Adelaide in the local area, and is updated annually. The Resident Labour Force section will provide the characteristics of the locally available labour force.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Employment self-containment by industry
City of Adelaide20112006Change
IndustryTotal employed residentsResidents employed in the City of Adelaide% residents employed in the City of AdelaideTotal employed residentsResidents employed in the City of Adelaide% residents employed in the City of Adelaide2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing541935.252815.4+19.8%
Mining1176152.1694971.0-18.9%
Manufacturing4156114.74847214.9-0.2%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1026159.8592339.0+20.8%
Construction31610432.92289039.5-6.6%
Wholesale Trade2135324.92437330.0-5.2%
Retail Trade79134743.964429445.7-1.8%
Accommodation and Food Services1,06074770.580559974.4-3.9%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1775329.91674325.7+4.2%
Information Media and Telecommunications27119270.823115667.5+3.3%
Financial and Insurance Services31423574.831522772.1+2.8%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1559661.91599358.5+3.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,15386074.61,01568767.7+6.9%
Administrative and Support Services28113849.121311252.6-3.5%
Public Administration and Safety71346565.265741262.7+2.5%
Education and Training93152055.976440653.1+2.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,37165547.81,15258050.3-2.6%
Arts and Recreation Services23715967.115510970.3-3.2%
Other Services25910540.520910952.2-11.6%
Industry not classified1585132.31302519.2+13.0%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics , Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.

Employment self-containment by industry 2011
Employment self-containment by industry 2011 Other Services, % of industry self-containment: 40.5% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 67.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 47.8% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 55.9% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 65.2% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 49.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 74.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 61.9% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 74.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 70.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 29.9% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 70.5% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 43.9% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 24.9% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 32.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 59.8% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 14.7% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 52.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 35.2% Other Services, Employed residents working locally: 105 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents working locally: 159 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents working locally: 655 Education and Training, Employed residents working locally: 520 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents working locally: 465 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents working locally: 138 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents working locally: 860 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents working locally: 96 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents working locally: 235 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents working locally: 192 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents working locally: 53 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents working locally: 747 Retail Trade, Employed residents working locally: 347 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents working locally: 53 Construction, Employed residents working locally: 104 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents working locally: 61 Manufacturing, Employed residents working locally: 61 Mining, Employed residents working locally: 61 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents working locally: 19 Other Services, Total employed residents: 259 Arts and Recreation Services, Total employed residents: 237 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total employed residents: 1,371 Education and Training, Total employed residents: 931 Public Administration and Safety, Total employed residents: 713 Administrative and Support Services, Total employed residents: 281 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total employed residents: 1,153 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total employed residents: 155 Financial and Insurance Services, Total employed residents: 314 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total employed residents: 271 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total employed residents: 177 Accommodation and Food Services, Total employed residents: 1,060 Retail Trade, Total employed residents: 791 Wholesale Trade, Total employed residents: 213 Construction, Total employed residents: 316 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total employed residents: 102 Manufacturing, Total employed residents: 415 Mining, Total employed residents: 117 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total employed residents: 54
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2006 to 2011
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2006 to 2011 Other Services, City of Adelaide: -11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: -3.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: -2.6% Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +2.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +2.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: -3.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +6.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +3.4% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: +3.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: +4.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: -3.9% Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: -1.8% Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: -5.2% Construction, City of Adelaide: -6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: +20.8% Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: -0.2% Mining, City of Adelaide: -18.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: +19.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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