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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 31.4% of the City of Boroondara’s workforce were local residents and this proportion has decreased 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
City of Boroondara20112006Change
IndustryTotal workersWorkers residing in the City of Boroondara% industry self- sufficiencyTotal workersWorkers 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, Resident workers: 660 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers: 442 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers: 2,572 Education and Training, Resident workers: 2,711 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers: 306 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers: 567 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers: 3,416 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers: 546 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers: 935 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers: 381 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers: 388 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers: 1,413 Retail Trade, Resident workers: 2,427 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers: 708 Construction, Resident workers: 965 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers: 21 Manufacturing, Resident workers: 595 Mining, Resident workers: 34 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers: 65 Other Services, Total workers: 2,440 Arts and Recreation Services, Total workers: 822 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total workers: 8,833 Education and Training, Total workers: 8,506 Public Administration and Safety, Total workers: 1,358 Administrative and Support Services, Total workers: 1,640 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total workers: 10,027 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total workers: 1,403 Financial and Insurance Services, Total workers: 3,527 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total workers: 1,190 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total workers: 2,323 Accommodation and Food Services, Total workers: 3,271 Retail Trade, Total workers: 8,168 Wholesale Trade, Total workers: 2,280 Construction, Total workers: 3,128 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total workers: 111 Manufacturing, Total workers: 2,071 Mining, Total workers: 59 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total 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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