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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 75.5% of Gosford City’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
Gosford City20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Gosford City% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Gosford City% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing45338284.352041479.6+4.7%
Mining1187361.91207865.0-3.1%
Manufacturing4,2782,52459.04,6862,79959.7-0.7%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services46730064.237326069.7-5.5%
Construction3,1472,41276.63,0632,32375.8+0.8%
Wholesale Trade1,40196468.81,8351,23167.1+1.7%
Retail Trade7,3515,76778.57,8476,14978.4+0.1%
Accommodation and Food Services4,3333,66784.63,9383,35685.2-0.6%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,25593174.21,36296971.1+3.0%
Information Media and Telecommunications86065175.773155175.4+0.3%
Financial and Insurance Services1,18490676.51,30499876.50%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services97081584.01,09691083.0+1.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,7942,37384.92,5282,09682.9+2.0%
Administrative and Support Services1,3981,11880.01,25396677.1+2.9%
Public Administration and Safety3,1422,01364.13,2432,03662.8+1.3%
Education and Training4,1213,22478.23,8513,01978.4-0.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance9,7487,24474.38,5076,41075.3-1.0%
Arts and Recreation Services74861782.568458084.8-2.3%
Other Services2,2751,76177.42,2781,81279.5-2.1%
Industry not classified47237479.246637881.1-1.9%

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: 77.4% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.3% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.2% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.1% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.2% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.6% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.5% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.8% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.2% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 59.0% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.3% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,761 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 617 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 7,244 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 3,224 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 2,013 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,118 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,373 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 815 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 906 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 651 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 931 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,667 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 5,767 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 964 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 2,412 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 300 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 2,524 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 73 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 382 Other Services, Total local workers: 2,275 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 748 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 9,748 Education and Training, Total local workers: 4,121 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 3,142 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,398 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 2,794 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 970 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 1,184 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 860 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,255 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 4,333 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 7,351 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 1,401 Construction, Total local workers: 3,147 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 467 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 4,278 Mining, Total local workers: 118 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 453
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, Gosford City: -2.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Gosford City: -2.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gosford City: -1.0% Education and Training, Gosford City: -0.2% Public Administration and Safety, Gosford City: +1.3% Administrative and Support Services, Gosford City: +2.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gosford City: +2.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gosford City: +1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Gosford City: 0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gosford City: +0.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gosford City: +3.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Gosford City: -0.6% Retail Trade, Gosford City: +0.1% Wholesale Trade, Gosford City: +1.7% Construction, Gosford City: +0.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gosford City: -5.5% Manufacturing, Gosford City: -0.7% Mining, Gosford City: -3.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gosford City: +4.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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