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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 32.5% of Bankstown City’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
Bankstown City20112006Change
IndustryTotal workersWorkers residing in Bankstown City% industry self- sufficiencyTotal workersWorkers residing in Bankstown City% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing511835.3651929.2+6.1%
Mining18633.3421433.30%
Manufacturing12,7612,66020.815,3003,23421.1-0.3%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7129413.25988614.4-1.2%
Construction3,4751,39540.13,2371,32741.0-0.9%
Wholesale Trade3,96689422.54,5101,05223.3-0.8%
Retail Trade5,5662,48944.76,3302,98947.2-2.5%
Accommodation and Food Services2,6581,48255.82,5801,45056.2-0.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,8001,12029.54,6571,14024.5+5.0%
Information Media and Telecommunications97820220.71,16626122.4-1.7%
Financial and Insurance Services99734234.31,01540239.6-5.3%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services72026336.590130834.2+2.3%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,01085042.31,70073643.3-1.0%
Administrative and Support Services1,19648440.51,12943938.9+1.6%
Public Administration and Safety2,31058225.22,21957225.8-0.6%
Education and Training5,0741,61731.94,7201,44830.7+1.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance5,6892,17538.25,0631,92137.9+0.3%
Arts and Recreation Services45621246.544022250.5-4.0%
Other Services2,27490539.82,31393240.3-0.5%
Industry not classified60419332.063624438.4-6.4%

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: 39.8% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 46.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 38.2% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 31.9% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 25.2% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 40.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 42.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 36.5% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 34.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 20.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 29.5% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 55.8% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 44.7% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 22.5% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 40.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 13.2% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 20.8% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 33.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 35.3% Other Services, Resident workers: 905 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers: 212 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers: 2,175 Education and Training, Resident workers: 1,617 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers: 582 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers: 484 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers: 850 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers: 263 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers: 342 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers: 202 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers: 1,120 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers: 1,482 Retail Trade, Resident workers: 2,489 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers: 894 Construction, Resident workers: 1,395 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers: 94 Manufacturing, Resident workers: 2,660 Mining, Resident workers: 6 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers: 18 Other Services, Total workers: 2,274 Arts and Recreation Services, Total workers: 456 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total workers: 5,689 Education and Training, Total workers: 5,074 Public Administration and Safety, Total workers: 2,310 Administrative and Support Services, Total workers: 1,196 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total workers: 2,010 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total workers: 720 Financial and Insurance Services, Total workers: 997 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total workers: 978 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total workers: 3,800 Accommodation and Food Services, Total workers: 2,658 Retail Trade, Total workers: 5,566 Wholesale Trade, Total workers: 3,966 Construction, Total workers: 3,475 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total workers: 712 Manufacturing, Total workers: 12,761 Mining, Total workers: 18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total workers: 51
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, Bankstown City: -0.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Bankstown City: -4.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bankstown City: +0.3% Education and Training, Bankstown City: +1.2% Public Administration and Safety, Bankstown City: -0.6% Administrative and Support Services, Bankstown City: +1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bankstown City: -1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bankstown City: +2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Bankstown City: -5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bankstown City: -1.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bankstown City: +5.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Bankstown City: -0.5% Retail Trade, Bankstown City: -2.5% Wholesale Trade, Bankstown City: -0.8% Construction, Bankstown City: -0.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bankstown City: -1.2% Manufacturing, Bankstown City: -0.3% Mining, Bankstown City: 0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bankstown City: +6.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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