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Gunnedah Shire

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2011, 79.6% of Gunnedah Shire’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 the Gunnedah Shire 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
Gunnedah Shire20112006Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Gunnedah Shire% resident workers employed in the Gunnedah ShireTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Gunnedah Shire% resident workers employed in the Gunnedah Shire2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing88174884.985068580.6+4.3%
Mining39315138.41184739.8-1.4%
Manufacturing36829279.341934381.9-2.5%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services715780.3463473.9+6.4%
Construction27014152.221612758.8-6.6%
Wholesale Trade14012186.414611981.5+4.9%
Retail Trade51546790.748242688.4+2.3%
Accommodation and Food Services35633092.730628693.5-0.8%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing24918373.521916274.0-0.5%
Information Media and Telecommunications2727100.0454088.9+11.1%
Financial and Insurance Services655584.6695884.1+0.6%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services656092.3676089.6+2.8%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services16715291.016414588.4+2.6%
Administrative and Support Services1127869.6775166.2+3.4%
Public Administration and Safety26123188.527122984.5+4.0%
Education and Training40435988.935432190.7-1.8%
Health Care and Social Assistance49241985.243136384.2+0.9%
Arts and Recreation Services3333100.03535100.00%
Other Services22720590.321620293.5-3.2%
Industry not classified1365540.41526341.4-1.0%

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: 90.3% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 85.2% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 88.9% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 88.5% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 69.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 91.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 92.3% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 84.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 73.5% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 92.7% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 90.7% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 86.4% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 52.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 80.3% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 79.3% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 38.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 84.9% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 205 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 33 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 419 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 359 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 231 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 78 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 152 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 60 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 55 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 27 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 183 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 330 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 467 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 121 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 141 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 57 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 292 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 151 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 748 Other Services, Total resident workers: 227 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 33 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 492 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 404 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 261 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 112 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 167 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 65 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 65 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 27 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 249 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 356 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 515 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 140 Construction, Total resident workers: 270 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 71 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 368 Mining, Total resident workers: 393 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 881
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, Gunnedah Shire: -3.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Gunnedah Shire: 0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gunnedah Shire: +0.9% Education and Training, Gunnedah Shire: -1.8% Public Administration and Safety, Gunnedah Shire: +4.0% Administrative and Support Services, Gunnedah Shire: +3.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gunnedah Shire: +2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gunnedah Shire: +2.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Gunnedah Shire: +0.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gunnedah Shire: +11.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gunnedah Shire: -0.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Gunnedah Shire: -0.8% Retail Trade, Gunnedah Shire: +2.3% Wholesale Trade, Gunnedah Shire: +4.9% Construction, Gunnedah Shire: -6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gunnedah Shire: +6.4% Manufacturing, Gunnedah Shire: -2.5% Mining, Gunnedah Shire: -1.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gunnedah Shire: +4.3%
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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