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Cradle Coast Region

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 97.8% of the Cradle Coast Region’s local workers were residents and this proportion has remained stable 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
Cradle Coast Region20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Cradle Coast Region% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Cradle Coast Region% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,8142,76398.23,2183,14797.8+0.4%
Mining1,5011,34989.997494496.9-7.0%
Manufacturing5,0755,01698.85,9495,84698.3+0.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services43943699.337937498.7+0.6%
Construction2,5712,50997.62,1452,09697.7-0.1%
Wholesale Trade1,6801,63597.31,5961,57598.7-1.4%
Retail Trade4,9574,88898.64,9814,92098.8-0.2%
Accommodation and Food Services2,9282,88898.62,8092,79399.4-0.8%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,2062,03792.32,3952,23493.3-0.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications28628298.6348348100.0-1.4%
Financial and Insurance Services63662398.0605605100.0-2.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services457457100.0457457100.00%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2331,20397.61,1821,14997.2+0.4%
Administrative and Support Services1,1251,11098.71,3071,29699.2-0.5%
Public Administration and Safety2,5202,47398.12,3322,29498.4-0.2%
Education and Training3,4323,39598.93,1373,09098.5+0.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance4,4964,41398.24,1234,07198.7-0.6%
Arts and Recreation Services25725498.8253253100.0-1.2%
Other Services1,6521,64799.71,3911,38299.4+0.3%
Industry not classified20219797.544243698.6-1.1%

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: 99.7% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.2% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.9% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.1% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.3% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.6% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.6% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.3% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 99.3% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.8% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.2% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,647 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 254 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 4,413 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 3,395 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 2,473 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,110 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,203 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 457 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 623 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 282 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 2,037 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,888 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 4,888 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,635 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 2,509 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 436 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 5,016 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 1,349 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 2,763 Other Services, Total local workers: 1,652 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 257 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 4,496 Education and Training, Total local workers: 3,432 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 2,520 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,125 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 1,233 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 457 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 636 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 286 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 2,206 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 2,928 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 4,957 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 1,680 Construction, Total local workers: 2,571 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 439 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 5,075 Mining, Total local workers: 1,501 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 2,814
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, Cradle Coast Region: +0.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Cradle Coast Region: -1.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cradle Coast Region: -0.6% Education and Training, Cradle Coast Region: +0.4% Public Administration and Safety, Cradle Coast Region: -0.2% Administrative and Support Services, Cradle Coast Region: -0.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cradle Coast Region: +0.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cradle Coast Region: 0% Financial and Insurance Services, Cradle Coast Region: -2.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cradle Coast Region: -1.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cradle Coast Region: -0.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Cradle Coast Region: -0.8% Retail Trade, Cradle Coast Region: -0.2% Wholesale Trade, Cradle Coast Region: -1.4% Construction, Cradle Coast Region: -0.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cradle Coast Region: +0.6% Manufacturing, Cradle Coast Region: +0.6% Mining, Cradle Coast Region: -7.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cradle Coast Region: +0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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