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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 73.7% of the Macarthur Region’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
Macarthur Region20112006Change
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 Fishing89772580.891182590.6-9.7%
Mining1,49146531.21,40646533.1-1.9%
Manufacturing9,8106,03761.59,2985,97264.2-2.7%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services68443363.347934171.2-7.9%
Construction4,9483,45169.73,9952,95273.9-4.2%
Wholesale Trade2,8241,81864.42,6591,81768.3-4.0%
Retail Trade8,5256,98782.09,0447,59283.9-2.0%
Accommodation and Food Services4,5473,93486.54,0273,53087.7-1.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,4102,53274.33,4032,62977.3-3.0%
Information Media and Telecommunications51440679.045037282.7-3.7%
Financial and Insurance Services1,06689784.11,03889185.8-1.7%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,17490677.21,13592481.4-4.2%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,5092,05481.92,2491,85882.6-0.8%
Administrative and Support Services1,5311,27983.51,3601,12882.9+0.6%
Public Administration and Safety3,0952,27373.43,0702,07467.6+5.9%
Education and Training7,3035,26472.16,8384,94872.4-0.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance7,8546,11877.96,1134,91680.4-2.5%
Arts and Recreation Services81568884.464354684.9-0.5%
Other Services2,6832,15380.22,5992,09580.6-0.4%
Industry not classified67648772.060847978.8-6.7%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2011
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2011 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.2% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.9% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.1% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.2% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 79.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.3% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 86.5% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.0% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.4% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.3% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.5% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 31.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.8% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,153 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 688 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 6,118 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 5,264 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 2,273 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,279 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,054 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 906 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 897 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 406 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 2,532 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,934 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 6,987 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,818 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 3,451 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 433 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 6,037 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 465 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 725 Other Services, Total local workers: 2,683 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 815 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 7,854 Education and Training, Total local workers: 7,303 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 3,095 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,531 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 2,509 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,174 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 1,066 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 514 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 3,410 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 4,547 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 8,525 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 2,824 Construction, Total local workers: 4,948 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 684 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 9,810 Mining, Total local workers: 1,491 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 897
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, Macarthur Region: -0.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Macarthur Region: -0.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Macarthur Region: -2.5% Education and Training, Macarthur Region: -0.3% Public Administration and Safety, Macarthur Region: +5.9% Administrative and Support Services, Macarthur Region: +0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Macarthur Region: -0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Macarthur Region: -4.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Macarthur Region: -1.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Macarthur Region: -3.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Macarthur Region: -3.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Macarthur Region: -1.1% Retail Trade, Macarthur Region: -2.0% Wholesale Trade, Macarthur Region: -4.0% Construction, Macarthur Region: -4.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Macarthur Region: -7.9% Manufacturing, Macarthur Region: -2.7% Mining, Macarthur Region: -1.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Macarthur Region: -9.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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