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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2011, 42.5% of Macarthur Region’s resident workers were employed locally and this proportion has remained stable 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 Macarthur Region 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
Macarthur Region20112006Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Macarthur Region% resident workers employed in the Macarthur RegionTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Macarthur Region% resident workers employed in the Macarthur Region2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing98272573.81,02282580.7-6.9%
Mining71946564.761246576.0-11.3%
Manufacturing14,9076,03740.515,4055,97238.8+1.7%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,45843329.71,19534128.5+1.2%
Construction9,9323,45134.79,0252,95232.7+2.0%
Wholesale Trade5,7771,81831.55,4811,81733.2-1.7%
Retail Trade12,2606,98757.012,3917,59261.3-4.3%
Accommodation and Food Services6,2233,93463.25,5983,53063.1+0.2%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8,9382,53228.38,4292,62931.2-2.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications1,61940625.11,64037222.7+2.4%
Financial and Insurance Services4,49989719.94,30889120.7-0.7%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,77990650.91,82292450.7+0.2%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,3482,05438.44,9811,85837.3+1.1%
Administrative and Support Services3,6241,27935.33,1361,12836.0-0.7%
Public Administration and Safety7,3102,27331.16,5372,07431.7-0.6%
Education and Training8,8285,26459.67,8354,94863.2-3.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance11,9556,11851.29,6694,91650.8+0.3%
Arts and Recreation Services1,45668847.31,23754644.1+3.1%
Other Services4,5632,15347.24,2962,09548.8-1.6%
Industry not classified2,93048716.62,80847917.1-0.4%

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: 47.2% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 47.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 51.2% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 59.6% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 31.1% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 35.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 38.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 50.9% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 19.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 25.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 28.3% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 63.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 57.0% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 31.5% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 34.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 29.7% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 40.5% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 64.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 73.8% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,153 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 688 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 6,118 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 5,264 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 2,273 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,279 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,054 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 906 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 897 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 406 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 2,532 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 3,934 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 6,987 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 1,818 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 3,451 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 433 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 6,037 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 465 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 725 Other Services, Total resident workers: 4,563 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 1,456 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 11,955 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 8,828 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 7,310 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 3,624 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 5,348 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 1,779 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 4,499 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 1,619 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 8,938 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 6,223 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 12,260 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 5,777 Construction, Total resident workers: 9,932 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 1,458 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 14,907 Mining, Total resident workers: 719 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 982
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, Macarthur Region: -1.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: +3.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: +0.3% Education and Training, Macarthur Region: -3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: -0.6% Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: -0.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: +1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: +0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: -0.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: +2.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: -2.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: +0.2% Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: -4.3% Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: -1.7% Construction, Macarthur Region: +2.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: +1.2% Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: +1.7% Mining, Macarthur Region: -11.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Macarthur Region: -6.9%
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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