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 area||2011||2006||Change|
|Industry||Total local workers||Local workers residing in the Cradle Coast Region||% industry self- sufficiency||Total local workers||Local workers residing in the Cradle Coast Region||% industry self- sufficiency||2006 to 2011|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23001||Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||57||51||89.5||54||49||90.7||-1.3%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23002||Mining||894||497||55.6||574||438||76.3||-20.7%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23003||Manufacturing||85||68||80.0||105||91||86.7||-6.7%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23004||Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||31||26||83.9||33||22||66.7||+17.2%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23005||Construction||118||72||61.0||96||85||88.5||-27.5%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23006||Wholesale Trade||29||16||55.2||18||18||100.0||-44.8%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23007||Retail Trade||138||131||94.9||140||132||94.3||+0.6%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23008||Accommodation and Food Services||300||282||94.0||336||331||98.5||-4.5%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23009||Transport, Postal and Warehousing||84||84||100.0||112||106||94.6||+5.4%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23010||Information Media and Telecommunications||12||12||100.0||8||8||100.0||0%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23011||Financial and Insurance Services||12||12||100.0||13||13||100.0||0%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23012||Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||9||9||100.0||5||5||100.0||0%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23013||Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||25||25||100.0||34||34||100.0||0%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23014||Administrative and Support Services||74||58||78.4||52||52||100.0||-21.6%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23015||Public Administration and Safety||115||104||90.4||106||94||88.7||+1.8%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23016||Education and Training||138||123||89.1||135||131||97.0||-7.9%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23017||Health Care and Social Assistance||89||78||87.6||102||88||86.3||+1.4%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23018||Arts and Recreation Services||17||17||100.0||18||18||100.0||0%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23019||Other Services||63||57||90.5||61||57||93.4||-3.0%|
|483||180||West Coast (M)||23020||Industry not classified||8||8||100.0||20||20||100.0||0%|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing(opens a new window) 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.