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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 34.3% of the City of Brimbank’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 Brimbank20112006Change
IndustryTotal workersWorkers residing in the City of Brimbank% industry self- sufficiencyTotal workersWorkers residing in the City of Brimbank% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing963536.51074340.2-3.7%
Mining621524.2882528.4-4.2%
Manufacturing10,1492,86528.29,6733,12732.3-4.1%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services75012817.160210317.10%
Construction3,8791,26932.73,0031,23541.1-8.4%
Wholesale Trade4,02982920.63,43678622.9-2.3%
Retail Trade5,9422,81047.35,3192,83353.3-6.0%
Accommodation and Food Services2,4151,32754.92,0871,21758.3-3.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,9451,35327.44,2291,15027.2+0.2%
Information Media and Telecommunications41114234.551115129.5+5.0%
Financial and Insurance Services55424744.648723848.9-4.3%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services55823542.156826246.1-4.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,28565551.01,12455749.6+1.4%
Administrative and Support Services1,28452440.81,24450040.2+0.6%
Public Administration and Safety1,92053227.72,02756928.1-0.4%
Education and Training4,6431,46731.64,3711,37931.5+0.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance5,5391,90234.34,2341,48635.1-0.8%
Arts and Recreation Services37818950.029014249.0+1.0%
Other Services1,74077944.81,56274547.7-2.9%
Industry not classified60926543.559924741.2+2.3%

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: 44.8% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 50.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 34.3% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 31.6% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 27.7% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 40.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 51.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 42.1% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 44.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 34.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 27.4% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 54.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 47.3% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 20.6% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 32.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 17.1% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 28.2% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 24.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 36.5% Other Services, Resident workers: 779 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers: 189 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers: 1,902 Education and Training, Resident workers: 1,467 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers: 532 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers: 524 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers: 655 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers: 235 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers: 247 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers: 142 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers: 1,353 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers: 1,327 Retail Trade, Resident workers: 2,810 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers: 829 Construction, Resident workers: 1,269 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers: 128 Manufacturing, Resident workers: 2,865 Mining, Resident workers: 15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers: 35 Other Services, Total workers: 1,740 Arts and Recreation Services, Total workers: 378 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total workers: 5,539 Education and Training, Total workers: 4,643 Public Administration and Safety, Total workers: 1,920 Administrative and Support Services, Total workers: 1,284 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total workers: 1,285 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total workers: 558 Financial and Insurance Services, Total workers: 554 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total workers: 411 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total workers: 4,945 Accommodation and Food Services, Total workers: 2,415 Retail Trade, Total workers: 5,942 Wholesale Trade, Total workers: 4,029 Construction, Total workers: 3,879 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total workers: 750 Manufacturing, Total workers: 10,149 Mining, Total workers: 62 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total workers: 96
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 Brimbank: -2.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Brimbank: +1.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Brimbank: -0.8% Education and Training, City of Brimbank: +0.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Brimbank: -0.4% Administrative and Support Services, City of Brimbank: +0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Brimbank: +1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Brimbank: -4.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Brimbank: -4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Brimbank: +5.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Brimbank: +0.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Brimbank: -3.4% Retail Trade, City of Brimbank: -6.0% Wholesale Trade, City of Brimbank: -2.3% Construction, City of Brimbank: -8.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Brimbank: 0% Manufacturing, City of Brimbank: -4.1% Mining, City of Brimbank: -4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Brimbank: -3.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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