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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2011, 63.3% of Ballina Shire’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 Ballina Shire 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
Ballina Shire20112006Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Ballina Shire% resident workers employed in Ballina ShireTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Ballina Shire% resident workers employed in Ballina Shire2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing70958482.484668280.6+1.8%
Mining842833.3302170.0-36.7%
Manufacturing96458760.91,02659357.8+3.1%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1478155.11196252.1+3.0%
Construction1,50877951.71,47971848.5+3.1%
Wholesale Trade45527660.755936064.4-3.7%
Retail Trade2,1581,63375.72,3141,68872.9+2.7%
Accommodation and Food Services1,4901,15477.41,3531,01274.8+2.7%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing48527757.144925857.5-0.3%
Information Media and Telecommunications22012255.52319440.7+14.8%
Financial and Insurance Services37624164.139925162.9+1.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services30122374.132625678.5-4.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services83760071.780754167.0+4.6%
Administrative and Support Services49625351.042623956.1-5.1%
Public Administration and Safety93653056.689650756.60%
Education and Training1,74897555.81,64287753.4+2.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance2,5591,49258.32,1661,18654.8+3.5%
Arts and Recreation Services22815266.722616171.2-4.6%
Other Services60942670.057740169.5+0.5%
Industry not classified2818630.634411232.6-2.0%

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: 70.0% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 66.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 58.3% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 55.8% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 56.6% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 51.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 71.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 74.1% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 64.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 55.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 57.1% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 77.4% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 75.7% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 60.7% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 51.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 55.1% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 60.9% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 33.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 82.4% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 426 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 152 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 1,492 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 975 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 530 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 253 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 600 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 223 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 241 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 122 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 277 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,154 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 1,633 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 276 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 779 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 81 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 587 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 28 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 584 Other Services, Total resident workers: 609 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 228 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 2,559 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 1,748 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 936 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 496 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 837 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 301 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 376 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 220 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 485 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 1,490 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 2,158 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 455 Construction, Total resident workers: 1,508 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 147 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 964 Mining, Total resident workers: 84 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 709
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, Ballina Shire: +0.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Ballina Shire: -4.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Ballina Shire: +3.5% Education and Training, Ballina Shire: +2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Ballina Shire: 0% Administrative and Support Services, Ballina Shire: -5.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ballina Shire: +4.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ballina Shire: -4.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Ballina Shire: +1.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Ballina Shire: +14.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ballina Shire: -0.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Ballina Shire: +2.7% Retail Trade, Ballina Shire: +2.7% Wholesale Trade, Ballina Shire: -3.7% Construction, Ballina Shire: +3.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ballina Shire: +3.0% Manufacturing, Ballina Shire: +3.1% Mining, Ballina Shire: -36.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Ballina Shire: +1.8%
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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