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Balonne Shire

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 90.4% of the Balonne 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
Balonne Shire20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Balonne Shire% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Balonne Shire% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing79267685.480072790.9-5.5%
Mining44100.055100.00%
Manufacturing3636100.0635892.1+7.9%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2424100.02727100.00%
Construction978183.5857992.9-9.4%
Wholesale Trade6363100.03636100.00%
Retail Trade19018597.423623097.5-0.1%
Accommodation and Food Services938288.211811294.9-6.7%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing776989.6797594.9-5.3%
Information Media and Telecommunications66100.066100.00%
Financial and Insurance Services2121100.02626100.00%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1616100.02222100.00%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4040100.03838100.00%
Administrative and Support Services2828100.04141100.00%
Public Administration and Safety125125100.011411096.5+3.5%
Education and Training17615588.1160160100.0-11.9%
Health Care and Social Assistance20718388.417515689.1-0.7%
Arts and Recreation Services66100.055100.00%
Other Services6565100.07272100.00%
Industry not classified2727100.03939100.00%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2011
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2011 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.4% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.1% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.6% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.4% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 65 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 6 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 183 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 155 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 125 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 28 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 40 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 16 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 21 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 6 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 69 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 82 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 185 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 63 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 81 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 24 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 36 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 4 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 676 Other Services, Total local workers: 65 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 6 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 207 Education and Training, Total local workers: 176 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 125 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 28 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 40 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 16 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 21 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 6 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 77 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 93 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 190 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 63 Construction, Total local workers: 97 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 24 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 36 Mining, Total local workers: 4 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 792
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, Balonne Shire: 0% Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: 0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: -0.7% Education and Training, Balonne Shire: -11.9% Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: +3.5% Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: 0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: 0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: 0% Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: 0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: 0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: -5.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: -6.7% Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: -0.1% Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: 0% Construction, Balonne Shire: -9.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: 0% Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: +7.9% Mining, Balonne Shire: 0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: -5.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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