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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 4.6% of the City of Adelaide’s local workers were residents and this proportion has remained stable since 2006.

Self-sufficiency measures the proportion of local workers in the local area who also live in the Local Government Area or region. It indicates the level at which the resident workers meet the labour requirements of the local industries or businesses.

Self sufficiency is likely to be higher for regional areas, 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-sufficiency data should be viewed in conjunction with detailed Workers Place of Residence data to see how far workers are travelling to access employment in the area, as well as Worker productivity and Local workers income and Local workers hours worked data to look at the value of local workers contributions. 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-sufficiency by industry
City of Adelaide20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Adelaide% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Adelaide% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1081917.618884.3+13.3%
Mining1,419614.31,151494.30%
Manufacturing1,137615.41,394725.2+0.2%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,272612.71,064232.2+0.5%
Construction1,9681045.32,221904.1+1.2%
Wholesale Trade1,567533.41,543734.7-1.4%
Retail Trade6,5123475.37,5502943.9+1.4%
Accommodation and Food Services7,49774710.06,8665998.7+1.2%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,825532.92,034432.1+0.8%
Information Media and Telecommunications4,4591924.34,1541563.8+0.6%
Financial and Insurance Services9,7782352.49,5152272.40%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,841965.21,719935.4-0.2%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services14,5398605.911,9466875.8+0.2%
Administrative and Support Services3,5761383.93,6151123.1+0.8%
Public Administration and Safety19,7284652.416,8494122.4-0.1%
Education and Training8,9355205.87,0604065.8+0.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance16,9236553.914,5295804.0-0.1%
Arts and Recreation Services2,3181596.92,2191094.9+1.9%
Other Services2,3051054.62,4001094.50%
Industry not classified704517.2532254.7+2.6%

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

Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2011
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2011 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 4.6% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 6.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 3.9% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 5.8% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 3.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 5.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 5.2% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 2.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 4.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 2.9% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 10.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 5.3% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 3.4% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 5.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 2.7% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 5.4% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 17.6% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 105 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 159 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 655 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 520 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 465 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 138 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 860 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 96 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 235 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 192 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 53 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 747 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 347 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 53 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 104 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 61 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 61 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 61 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 19 Other Services, Total local workers: 2,305 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 2,318 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 16,923 Education and Training, Total local workers: 8,935 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 19,728 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 3,576 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 14,539 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,841 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 9,778 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 4,459 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,825 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 7,497 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 6,512 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 1,567 Construction, Total local workers: 1,968 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 2,272 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 1,137 Mining, Total local workers: 1,419 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 108
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011.
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2006 to 2011
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2006 to 2011 Other Services, City of Adelaide: 0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +1.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: -0.1% Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +0.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: -0.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: +0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +0.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: -0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: 0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: +0.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: +0.8% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: +1.2% Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +1.4% Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: -1.4% Construction, City of Adelaide: +1.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: +0.5% Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: +0.2% Mining, City of Adelaide: 0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: +13.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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