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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2011, 61.5% of Canberra Region’s resident workers were employed locally and this proportion has decreased since 2006.

Self-containment measures the proportion of resident workers who are employed within the boundaries of the Local Government Area or region. It indicates the propensity of residents to seek employment outside the Local Government Area or region in which they live.

Self containment is likely to be higher for regional areas and, 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-containment data should be viewed in conjunction with detailed Residents place of work data to see where resident workers are accessing employment, along with Jobs to workers ratio data which provides the theoretical number of jobs which could be provided to residents of the Canberra Region in the local area, and is updated annually. 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-containment by industry
Canberra Region20112006Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Canberra Region% resident workers employed in the Canberra RegionTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Canberra Region% resident workers employed in the Canberra Region2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6,1395,15283.96,8795,77884.0-0.1%
Mining33218656.020715072.5-16.4%
Manufacturing5,3543,93573.55,6794,32476.1-2.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,4591,05872.51,22594176.8-4.3%
Construction8,5323,86045.27,3873,78551.2-6.0%
Wholesale Trade2,2651,41062.32,3021,53266.6-4.3%
Retail Trade10,3657,89276.110,4438,40080.4-4.3%
Accommodation and Food Services7,6386,09879.87,3676,14183.4-3.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,6872,19659.63,6682,44766.7-7.2%
Information Media and Telecommunications1,08851347.21,14053647.0+0.1%
Financial and Insurance Services1,42691464.11,38591365.9-1.8%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,36594769.41,3141,02778.2-8.8%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,0072,55951.14,3992,33453.1-1.9%
Administrative and Support Services2,4781,31953.22,2151,23255.6-2.4%
Public Administration and Safety13,4594,30232.010,8984,00636.8-4.8%
Education and Training6,7484,69369.55,9594,28371.9-2.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance10,2317,32971.68,5876,26172.9-1.3%
Arts and Recreation Services1,5811,08268.41,4101,01071.6-3.2%
Other Services3,4552,25765.33,1292,17469.5-4.2%
Industry not classified1,98745522.91,97752026.3-3.4%

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-containment by industry 2011
Employment self-containment by industry 2011 Other Services, % of industry self-containment: 65.3% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 68.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 71.6% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 69.5% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 32.0% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 53.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 51.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 69.4% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 64.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 47.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 59.6% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 79.8% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 76.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 62.3% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 45.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 72.5% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 73.5% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 56.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 83.9% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,257 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,082 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 7,329 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 4,693 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 4,302 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,319 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,559 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 947 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 914 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 513 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 2,196 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 6,098 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 7,892 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 1,410 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 3,860 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,058 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 3,935 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 186 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 5,152 Other Services, Total resident workers: 3,455 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 1,581 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 10,231 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 6,748 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 13,459 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 2,478 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 5,007 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 1,365 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 1,426 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 1,088 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 3,687 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 7,638 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 10,365 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 2,265 Construction, Total resident workers: 8,532 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 1,459 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 5,354 Mining, Total resident workers: 332 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 6,139
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2006 to 2011
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2006 to 2011 Other Services, Canberra Region: -4.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Canberra Region: -3.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Canberra Region: -1.3% Education and Training, Canberra Region: -2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Canberra Region: -4.8% Administrative and Support Services, Canberra Region: -2.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Canberra Region: -1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Canberra Region: -8.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Canberra Region: -1.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Canberra Region: +0.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Canberra Region: -7.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Canberra Region: -3.5% Retail Trade, Canberra Region: -4.3% Wholesale Trade, Canberra Region: -4.3% Construction, Canberra Region: -6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Canberra Region: -4.3% Manufacturing, Canberra Region: -2.6% Mining, Canberra Region: -16.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Canberra Region: -0.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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