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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2011, 53.5% of Gosford City’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 Gosford City 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
Gosford City20112006Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Gosford City% resident workers employed in Gosford CityTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Gosford City% resident workers employed in Gosford City2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing50738275.356641473.1+2.2%
Mining2797326.21607848.8-22.6%
Manufacturing5,3842,52446.95,6492,79949.5-2.7%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services80930037.167826038.3-1.3%
Construction6,4812,41237.26,0772,32338.2-1.0%
Wholesale Trade2,46796439.12,6111,23147.1-8.1%
Retail Trade8,2945,76769.58,7016,14970.7-1.1%
Accommodation and Food Services4,8763,66775.24,3183,35677.7-2.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,87393132.42,73396935.5-3.1%
Information Media and Telecommunications1,71665137.91,58555134.8+3.2%
Financial and Insurance Services2,54690635.62,65899837.5-2.0%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,24581565.51,33391068.3-2.8%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,6712,37350.84,0702,09651.5-0.7%
Administrative and Support Services2,4401,11845.82,02896647.6-1.8%
Public Administration and Safety4,6202,01343.64,2982,03647.4-3.8%
Education and Training5,5853,22457.74,9693,01960.8-3.0%
Health Care and Social Assistance10,6437,24468.19,1546,41070.0-2.0%
Arts and Recreation Services1,12661754.898558058.9-4.1%
Other Services2,8701,76161.42,7841,81265.1-3.7%
Industry not classified1,61937423.11,50537825.1-2.0%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics , Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.

Employment self-containment by industry 2011
Employment self-containment by industry 2011 Other Services, % of industry self-containment: 61.4% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 54.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 68.1% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 57.7% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 43.6% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 45.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 50.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 65.5% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 35.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 37.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 32.4% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 75.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 69.5% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 39.1% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 37.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 37.1% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 46.9% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 26.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 75.3% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,761 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 617 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 7,244 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 3,224 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 2,013 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,118 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,373 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 815 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 906 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 651 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 931 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 3,667 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 5,767 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 964 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 2,412 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 300 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 2,524 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 73 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 382 Other Services, Total resident workers: 2,870 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 1,126 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 10,643 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 5,585 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 4,620 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 2,440 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 4,671 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 1,245 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 2,546 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 1,716 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 2,873 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 4,876 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 8,294 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 2,467 Construction, Total resident workers: 6,481 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 809 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 5,384 Mining, Total resident workers: 279 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 507
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, Gosford City: -3.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Gosford City: -4.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gosford City: -2.0% Education and Training, Gosford City: -3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Gosford City: -3.8% Administrative and Support Services, Gosford City: -1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gosford City: -0.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gosford City: -2.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Gosford City: -2.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gosford City: +3.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gosford City: -3.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Gosford City: -2.5% Retail Trade, Gosford City: -1.1% Wholesale Trade, Gosford City: -8.1% Construction, Gosford City: -1.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gosford City: -1.3% Manufacturing, Gosford City: -2.7% Mining, Gosford City: -22.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gosford City: +2.2%
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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