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Camden Council area

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 48.0% of Camden Council area’s local workers were residents and this proportion has remained stable 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
Camden Council area20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Macarthur Region% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Macarthur Region% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing32919459.034224371.1-12.1%
Mining331133.3311032.3+1.1%
Manufacturing1,51448432.01,32545534.3-2.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2497429.71685935.1-5.4%
Construction1,80781745.21,25265252.1-6.9%
Wholesale Trade76731841.559625643.0-1.5%
Retail Trade2,5451,22548.12,4681,15746.9+1.3%
Accommodation and Food Services1,19971459.51,05161058.0+1.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing85243250.792545048.6+2.1%
Information Media and Telecommunications1097467.9694362.3+5.6%
Financial and Insurance Services31118158.228817159.4-1.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services34819756.631318860.1-3.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services78148462.064239761.8+0.1%
Administrative and Support Services35021561.429517559.3+2.1%
Public Administration and Safety56724142.549719439.0+3.5%
Education and Training1,69382148.51,49468946.1+2.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,77076743.31,45264944.7-1.4%
Arts and Recreation Services28716156.120910349.3+6.8%
Other Services80540450.272637852.1-1.9%
Industry not classified19111660.71519462.3-1.5%

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: 50.2% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 56.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 43.3% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 48.5% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 42.5% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 56.6% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 67.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 50.7% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 59.5% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 48.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 41.5% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 45.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 29.7% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 32.0% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 33.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 59.0% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 404 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 161 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 767 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 821 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 241 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 215 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 484 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 197 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 181 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 74 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 432 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 714 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,225 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 318 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 817 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 74 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 484 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 11 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 194 Other Services, Total local workers: 805 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 287 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 1,770 Education and Training, Total local workers: 1,693 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 567 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 350 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 781 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 348 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 311 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 109 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 852 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 1,199 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 2,545 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 767 Construction, Total local workers: 1,807 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 249 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 1,514 Mining, Total local workers: 33 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 329
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, Camden Council area: -1.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Camden Council area: +6.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Camden Council area: -1.4% Education and Training, Camden Council area: +2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Camden Council area: +3.5% Administrative and Support Services, Camden Council area: +2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Camden Council area: +0.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Camden Council area: -3.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Camden Council area: -1.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Camden Council area: +5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Camden Council area: +2.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Camden Council area: +1.5% Retail Trade, Camden Council area: +1.3% Wholesale Trade, Camden Council area: -1.5% Construction, Camden Council area: -6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Camden Council area: -5.4% Manufacturing, Camden Council area: -2.4% Mining, Camden Council area: +1.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Camden Council area: -12.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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