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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 91.5% of the Gympie Regional Council’s local workers were residents and this proportion has increased 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
Gympie Regional Council20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Gympie Regional Council% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Gympie Regional Council% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,3451,24792.71,06788983.3+9.4%
Mining523159.6473063.6-4.0%
Manufacturing1,7081,57392.124918072.5+19.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services11510591.3654264.6+26.7%
Construction89879588.563930647.8+40.7%
Wholesale Trade44541493.01088275.7+17.3%
Retail Trade1,8621,73493.143239190.6+2.6%
Accommodation and Food Services1,03698595.120218088.9+6.2%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing55950790.715513184.4+6.3%
Information Media and Telecommunications1149986.8362980.3+6.6%
Financial and Insurance Services19818693.93939100.0-6.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services23821992.0353393.7-1.7%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services49246394.11008887.9+6.2%
Administrative and Support Services30228594.4322888.0+6.4%
Public Administration and Safety81876393.320016683.1+10.2%
Education and Training1,3181,16988.730624279.0+9.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,7511,53687.725421684.9+2.8%
Arts and Recreation Services1139785.81818100.0-14.2%
Other Services63859893.711110089.9+3.8%
Industry not classified13712591.2534788.1+3.1%

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: 93.7% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.7% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.7% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.3% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 86.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.7% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.1% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.0% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.3% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.1% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 59.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.7% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 598 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 97 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 1,536 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 1,169 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 763 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 285 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 463 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 219 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 186 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 99 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 507 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 985 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,734 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 414 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 795 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 105 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 1,573 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 31 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 1,247 Other Services, Total local workers: 638 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 113 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 1,751 Education and Training, Total local workers: 1,318 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 818 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 302 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 492 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 238 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 198 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 114 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 559 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 1,036 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 1,862 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 445 Construction, Total local workers: 898 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 115 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 1,708 Mining, Total local workers: 52 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 1,345
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, Gympie Regional Council: +3.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Gympie Regional Council: -14.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gympie Regional Council: +2.8% Education and Training, Gympie Regional Council: +9.7% Public Administration and Safety, Gympie Regional Council: +10.2% Administrative and Support Services, Gympie Regional Council: +6.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gympie Regional Council: +6.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gympie Regional Council: -1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Gympie Regional Council: -6.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gympie Regional Council: +6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gympie Regional Council: +6.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Gympie Regional Council: +6.2% Retail Trade, Gympie Regional Council: +2.6% Wholesale Trade, Gympie Regional Council: +17.3% Construction, Gympie Regional Council: +40.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gympie Regional Council: +26.7% Manufacturing, Gympie Regional Council: +19.6% Mining, Gympie Regional Council: -4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gympie Regional Council: +9.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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