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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 31.4% of the City of Boroondara’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
City of Boroondara20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Boroondara% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Boroondara% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing906572.2986061.2+11.0%
Mining593457.6373183.8-26.2%
Manufacturing2,07159528.72,44069828.6+0.1%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1112118.91813720.4-1.5%
Construction3,12896530.92,75588332.1-1.2%
Wholesale Trade2,28070831.12,21877334.9-3.8%
Retail Trade8,1682,42729.78,6552,65330.7-0.9%
Accommodation and Food Services3,2711,41343.23,1781,47746.5-3.3%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,32338816.71,12924521.7-5.0%
Information Media and Telecommunications1,19038132.01,40440729.0+3.0%
Financial and Insurance Services3,52793526.53,56198627.7-1.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,40354638.91,20755846.2-7.3%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services10,0273,41634.19,3233,34835.9-1.9%
Administrative and Support Services1,64056734.61,60857235.6-1.0%
Public Administration and Safety1,35830622.52,25642518.8+3.7%
Education and Training8,5062,71131.97,5402,52633.5-1.6%
Health Care and Social Assistance8,8332,57229.17,7342,46231.8-2.7%
Arts and Recreation Services82244253.874740954.8-1.0%
Other Services2,44066027.02,42870429.0-2.0%
Industry not classified69127539.879240350.9-11.1%

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: 27.0% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 53.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 29.1% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 31.9% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 22.5% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 34.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 34.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 38.9% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 26.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 32.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 16.7% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 43.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 29.7% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 31.1% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 30.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 18.9% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 28.7% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 57.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.2% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 660 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 442 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 2,572 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 2,711 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 306 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 567 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,416 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 546 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 935 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 381 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 388 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,413 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 2,427 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 708 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 965 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 21 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 595 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 34 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 65 Other Services, Total local workers: 2,440 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 822 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 8,833 Education and Training, Total local workers: 8,506 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 1,358 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,640 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 10,027 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,403 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 3,527 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 1,190 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 2,323 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 3,271 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 8,168 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 2,280 Construction, Total local workers: 3,128 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 111 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 2,071 Mining, Total local workers: 59 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 90
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, City of Boroondara: -2.0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: -1.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: -2.7% Education and Training, City of Boroondara: -1.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: +3.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: -1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: -1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: -7.3% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: -1.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: +3.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: -5.0% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: -3.3% Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: -0.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: -3.8% Construction, City of Boroondara: -1.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: -1.5% Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: +0.1% Mining, City of Boroondara: -26.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: +11.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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