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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 85.6% of the Armidale Regional Council’s workforce were local residents and this proportion has remained stable since 2006.

Self-sufficiency measures the proportion of workers in the local area who also live in the Local Government Area or region.  It indicates the level at which the local residents 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 Worker Income and Hours Worked data to look at the value of local workers contributions. 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-sufficiency by industry
Armidale Regional Council20112006Change
IndustryTotal workersWorkers residing in the Armidale Regional Council% industry self- sufficiencyTotal workersWorkers residing in the Armidale Regional Council% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,08798390.41,10798689.1+1.4%
Mining382463.2372567.6-4.4%
Manufacturing32829088.439934185.5+3.0%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services907785.6787292.3-6.8%
Construction47241487.752543683.0+4.7%
Wholesale Trade28524084.230325985.5-1.3%
Retail Trade1,4351,21684.71,4451,23085.1-0.4%
Accommodation and Food Services94282487.594586291.2-3.7%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing22319085.223920585.8-0.6%
Information Media and Telecommunications1209680.013611584.6-4.6%
Financial and Insurance Services32428888.928925086.5+2.4%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services14112185.813012092.3-6.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services62954787.063857289.7-2.7%
Administrative and Support Services23119785.320018592.5-7.2%
Public Administration and Safety63352883.469256281.2+2.2%
Education and Training2,4702,08684.52,4692,09284.7-0.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,5811,31783.31,3501,11582.6+0.7%
Arts and Recreation Services1099486.212611490.5-4.2%
Other Services42535483.343937886.1-2.8%
Industry not classified6060100.01039491.3+8.7%

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: 83.3% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 86.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.3% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.5% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.8% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.2% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.5% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.7% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.2% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.6% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.4% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.4% Other Services, Resident workers: 354 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers: 94 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers: 1,317 Education and Training, Resident workers: 2,086 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers: 528 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers: 197 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers: 547 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers: 121 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers: 288 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers: 96 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers: 190 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers: 824 Retail Trade, Resident workers: 1,216 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers: 240 Construction, Resident workers: 414 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers: 77 Manufacturing, Resident workers: 290 Mining, Resident workers: 24 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers: 983 Other Services, Total workers: 425 Arts and Recreation Services, Total workers: 109 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total workers: 1,581 Education and Training, Total workers: 2,470 Public Administration and Safety, Total workers: 633 Administrative and Support Services, Total workers: 231 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total workers: 629 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total workers: 141 Financial and Insurance Services, Total workers: 324 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total workers: 120 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total workers: 223 Accommodation and Food Services, Total workers: 942 Retail Trade, Total workers: 1,435 Wholesale Trade, Total workers: 285 Construction, Total workers: 472 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total workers: 90 Manufacturing, Total workers: 328 Mining, Total workers: 38 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total workers: 1,087
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, Armidale Regional Council: -2.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: -4.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: +0.7% Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: -0.3% Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: +2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: -7.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: -2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Armidale Regional Council: -6.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Armidale Regional Council: +2.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Armidale Regional Council: -4.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: -0.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: -3.7% Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -0.4% Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -1.3% Construction, Armidale Regional Council: +4.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: -6.8% Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: +3.0% Mining, Armidale Regional Council: -4.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: +1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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