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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 76.4% of Ballina Shire’s local workers were residents and this proportion has decreased 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
Ballina Shire20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Ballina Shire% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Ballina Shire% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing69758483.885468279.9+3.9%
Mining412868.3282175.0-6.7%
Manufacturing81358772.281359372.9-0.7%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1198168.1926267.4+0.7%
Construction1,08377971.995271875.4-3.5%
Wholesale Trade38727671.349936072.1-0.8%
Retail Trade2,0341,63380.32,0741,68881.4-1.1%
Accommodation and Food Services1,3371,15486.31,1331,01289.3-3.0%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing40527768.433525877.0-8.6%
Information Media and Telecommunications16112275.81199479.0-3.2%
Financial and Insurance Services31424176.830025183.7-6.9%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services27122382.330325684.5-2.2%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services74660080.467254180.5-0.1%
Administrative and Support Services31025381.628123985.1-3.4%
Public Administration and Safety77253068.771150771.3-2.7%
Education and Training1,34997572.31,17787774.5-2.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance2,0831,49271.61,5601,18676.0-4.4%
Arts and Recreation Services19315278.819416183.0-4.2%
Other Services51742682.448040183.5-1.2%
Industry not classified1118677.512611288.9-11.4%

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: 82.4% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 71.6% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.3% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.7% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.3% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.4% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 86.3% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.3% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 71.3% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 71.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.1% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.2% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.8% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 426 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 152 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 1,492 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 975 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 530 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 253 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 600 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 223 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 241 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 122 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 277 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,154 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,633 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 276 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 779 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 81 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 587 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 28 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 584 Other Services, Total local workers: 517 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 193 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 2,083 Education and Training, Total local workers: 1,349 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 772 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 310 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 746 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 271 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 314 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 161 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 405 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 1,337 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 2,034 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 387 Construction, Total local workers: 1,083 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 119 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 813 Mining, Total local workers: 41 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 697
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, Ballina Shire: -1.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Ballina Shire: -4.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Ballina Shire: -4.4% Education and Training, Ballina Shire: -2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Ballina Shire: -2.7% Administrative and Support Services, Ballina Shire: -3.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ballina Shire: -0.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ballina Shire: -2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Ballina Shire: -6.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Ballina Shire: -3.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ballina Shire: -8.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Ballina Shire: -3.0% Retail Trade, Ballina Shire: -1.1% Wholesale Trade, Ballina Shire: -0.8% Construction, Ballina Shire: -3.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ballina Shire: +0.7% Manufacturing, Ballina Shire: -0.7% Mining, Ballina Shire: -6.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Ballina Shire: +3.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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