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West Coast Council area

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 75.3% of West Coast Council area’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
West Coast Council area20112006Change
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 Fishing575189.5544990.7-1.3%
Mining89449755.657443876.3-20.7%
Manufacturing856880.01059186.7-6.7%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services312683.9332266.7+17.2%
Construction1187261.0968588.5-27.5%
Wholesale Trade291655.21818100.0-44.8%
Retail Trade13813194.914013294.3+0.6%
Accommodation and Food Services30028294.033633198.5-4.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8484100.011210694.6+5.4%
Information Media and Telecommunications1212100.088100.00%
Financial and Insurance Services1212100.01313100.00%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services99100.055100.00%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2525100.03434100.00%
Administrative and Support Services745878.45252100.0-21.6%
Public Administration and Safety11510490.41069488.7+1.8%
Education and Training13812389.113513197.0-7.9%
Health Care and Social Assistance897887.61028886.3+1.4%
Arts and Recreation Services1717100.01818100.00%
Other Services635790.5615793.4-3.0%
Industry not classified88100.02020100.00%

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-sufficiency by industry 2011
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2011 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.5% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.6% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.1% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.9% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 55.2% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.9% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.0% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 55.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.5% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 57 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 17 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 78 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 123 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 104 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 58 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 25 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 9 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 12 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 12 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 84 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 282 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 131 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 16 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 72 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 26 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 68 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 497 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 51 Other Services, Total local workers: 63 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 17 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 89 Education and Training, Total local workers: 138 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 115 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 74 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 25 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 9 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 12 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 12 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 84 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 300 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 138 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 29 Construction, Total local workers: 118 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 31 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 85 Mining, Total local workers: 894 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 57
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, West Coast Council area: -3.0% Arts and Recreation Services, West Coast Council area: 0% Health Care and Social Assistance, West Coast Council area: +1.4% Education and Training, West Coast Council area: -7.9% Public Administration and Safety, West Coast Council area: +1.8% Administrative and Support Services, West Coast Council area: -21.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Coast Council area: 0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Coast Council area: 0% Financial and Insurance Services, West Coast Council area: 0% Information Media and Telecommunications, West Coast Council area: 0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Coast Council area: +5.4% Accommodation and Food Services, West Coast Council area: -4.5% Retail Trade, West Coast Council area: +0.6% Wholesale Trade, West Coast Council area: -44.8% Construction, West Coast Council area: -27.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Coast Council area: +17.2% Manufacturing, West Coast Council area: -6.7% Mining, West Coast Council area: -20.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Coast Council area: -1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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