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Wollondilly Shire

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2011, 26.9% of Wollondilly 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 Wollondilly 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
Wollondilly Shire20112006Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Wollondilly Shire% resident workers employed in Wollondilly ShireTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Wollondilly Shire% resident workers employed in Wollondilly Shire2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing51038575.552542180.2-4.7%
Mining45928361.741130474.0-12.3%
Manufacturing2,66174528.02,69278529.2-1.2%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3558223.12797828.0-4.9%
Construction2,55573628.82,16657826.7+2.1%
Wholesale Trade91117719.485518321.4-2.0%
Retail Trade2,09556727.12,04868633.5-6.4%
Accommodation and Food Services99033633.987633838.6-4.6%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,37732423.51,29433826.1-2.6%
Information Media and Telecommunications1773117.51982412.1+5.4%
Financial and Insurance Services5017214.44698618.3-4.0%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3629927.33208426.3+1.1%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services99935235.290831334.5+0.8%
Administrative and Support Services52514627.843711325.9+2.0%
Public Administration and Safety1,21017414.41,05619718.7-4.3%
Education and Training1,75543825.01,58244628.2-3.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance2,11436117.11,74835820.5-3.4%
Arts and Recreation Services29811337.92447932.4+5.5%
Other Services94924025.387126029.9-4.6%
Industry not classified4907314.94376514.90%

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: 25.3% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 37.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 17.1% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 25.0% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 14.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 27.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 35.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 27.3% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 14.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 17.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 23.5% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 33.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 27.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 19.4% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 28.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 23.1% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 28.0% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 61.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 75.5% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 240 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 113 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 361 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 438 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 174 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 146 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 352 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 99 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 72 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 31 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 324 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 336 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 567 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 177 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 736 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 82 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 745 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 283 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 385 Other Services, Total resident workers: 949 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 298 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 2,114 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 1,755 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 1,210 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 525 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 999 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 362 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 501 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 177 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 1,377 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 990 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 2,095 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 911 Construction, Total resident workers: 2,555 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 355 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 2,661 Mining, Total resident workers: 459 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 510
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, Wollondilly Shire: -4.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Wollondilly Shire: +5.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wollondilly Shire: -3.4% Education and Training, Wollondilly Shire: -3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Wollondilly Shire: -4.3% Administrative and Support Services, Wollondilly Shire: +2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wollondilly Shire: +0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wollondilly Shire: +1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Wollondilly Shire: -4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wollondilly Shire: +5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wollondilly Shire: -2.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Wollondilly Shire: -4.6% Retail Trade, Wollondilly Shire: -6.4% Wholesale Trade, Wollondilly Shire: -2.0% Construction, Wollondilly Shire: +2.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wollondilly Shire: -4.9% Manufacturing, Wollondilly Shire: -1.2% Mining, Wollondilly Shire: -12.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wollondilly Shire: -4.7%
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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