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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 66.8% of the City of Ipswich’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
City of Ipswich20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Ipswich% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Ipswich% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing31823172.648838879.5-6.9%
Mining33319358.023314963.9-6.0%
Manufacturing8,4464,57354.19,4795,35856.5-2.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services69544263.660640266.3-2.7%
Construction2,8881,62156.12,2681,42362.7-6.6%
Wholesale Trade1,54484054.41,39078756.6-2.2%
Retail Trade5,9334,58977.35,3094,29380.9-3.5%
Accommodation and Food Services3,0072,51483.62,3321,95884.0-0.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,4151,59165.92,1781,57972.5-6.6%
Information Media and Telecommunications26819472.438327170.8+1.6%
Financial and Insurance Services91766072.078857973.5-1.5%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services81661174.978158975.4-0.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,9471,29666.61,7201,10964.5+2.1%
Administrative and Support Services1,12184074.985963674.0+0.9%
Public Administration and Safety5,4673,66066.94,2842,73763.9+3.1%
Education and Training5,3173,29762.04,5682,78561.0+1.0%
Health Care and Social Assistance7,0014,96070.85,6814,15173.1-2.2%
Arts and Recreation Services39832681.937629077.1+4.8%
Other Services1,6581,28677.61,3611,13283.2-5.6%
Industry not classified39628772.537526771.2+1.3%

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: 77.6% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 70.8% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.0% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 66.9% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 66.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.9% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 65.9% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.6% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.3% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 54.4% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 56.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.6% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 54.1% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.6% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,286 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 326 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 4,960 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 3,297 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 3,660 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 840 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,296 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 611 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 660 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 194 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 1,591 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,514 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 4,589 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 840 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 1,621 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 442 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 4,573 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 193 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 231 Other Services, Total local workers: 1,658 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 398 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 7,001 Education and Training, Total local workers: 5,317 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 5,467 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,121 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 1,947 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 816 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 917 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 268 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 2,415 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 3,007 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 5,933 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 1,544 Construction, Total local workers: 2,888 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 695 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 8,446 Mining, Total local workers: 333 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 318
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, City of Ipswich: -5.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: +4.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: -2.2% Education and Training, City of Ipswich: +1.0% Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: +3.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: +0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: +2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: -0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: -1.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: +1.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: -6.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: -0.4% Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: -3.5% Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: -2.2% Construction, City of Ipswich: -6.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: -2.7% Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: -2.4% Mining, City of Ipswich: -6.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: -6.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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