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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2011, 54.8% of City of Adelaide’s resident workers were employed locally and this proportion has increased since 2006.

Self-containment measures the proportion of resident workers 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 resident workers are accessing employment, along with Jobs to workers ratio 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 workers section will provide the characteristics of resident workers.

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

Employment self-containment by industry
City of Adelaide20112006Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the City of Adelaide% resident workers employed in the City of AdelaideTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the City of Adelaide% resident workers 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, Resident workers employed locally: 105 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 159 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 655 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 520 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 465 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 138 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 860 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 96 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 235 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 192 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 53 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 747 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 347 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 53 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 104 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 61 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 61 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 61 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 19 Other Services, Total resident workers: 259 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 237 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 1,371 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 931 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 713 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 281 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 1,153 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 155 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 314 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 271 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 177 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 1,060 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 791 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 213 Construction, Total resident workers: 316 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 102 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 415 Mining, Total resident workers: 117 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 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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