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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 56.0% of Penrith City’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
Penrith City20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Penrith City% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Penrith City% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing45329364.748833067.6-3.0%
Mining1687343.51768950.6-7.1%
Manufacturing6,5323,07547.16,4953,32251.1-4.1%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services77331941.380832840.6+0.7%
Construction3,5962,33665.03,4902,33066.8-1.8%
Wholesale Trade2,2271,03946.71,80899955.3-8.6%
Retail Trade7,2354,65664.47,7835,18266.6-2.2%
Accommodation and Food Services3,9402,83772.03,8242,81973.7-1.7%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,7321,59958.52,2641,44964.0-5.5%
Information Media and Telecommunications42423856.145325857.0-0.8%
Financial and Insurance Services89554060.391464070.0-9.7%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services90456262.290659765.9-3.7%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,9551,21762.31,9561,24863.8-1.6%
Administrative and Support Services1,23478363.51,09474267.8-4.4%
Public Administration and Safety4,6352,29249.44,1662,15351.7-2.2%
Education and Training5,9852,72345.55,5762,56245.9-0.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance7,6893,92851.16,7513,53752.4-1.3%
Arts and Recreation Services74948264.467643964.9-0.6%
Other Services2,2801,45863.92,2061,45866.1-2.2%
Industry not classified58535761.049331964.7-3.7%

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: 63.9% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 51.1% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 45.5% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 49.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.2% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 60.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 56.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.5% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 46.7% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 65.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 41.3% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 47.1% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 43.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.7% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,458 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 482 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 3,928 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 2,723 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 2,292 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 783 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,217 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 562 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 540 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 238 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 1,599 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,837 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 4,656 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,039 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 2,336 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 319 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 3,075 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 73 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 293 Other Services, Total local workers: 2,280 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 749 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 7,689 Education and Training, Total local workers: 5,985 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 4,635 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,234 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 1,955 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 904 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 895 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 424 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 2,732 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 3,940 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 7,235 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 2,227 Construction, Total local workers: 3,596 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 773 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 6,532 Mining, Total local workers: 168 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 453
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, Penrith City: -2.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Penrith City: -0.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Penrith City: -1.3% Education and Training, Penrith City: -0.5% Public Administration and Safety, Penrith City: -2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Penrith City: -4.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Penrith City: -1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Penrith City: -3.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Penrith City: -9.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Penrith City: -0.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Penrith City: -5.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Penrith City: -1.7% Retail Trade, Penrith City: -2.2% Wholesale Trade, Penrith City: -8.6% Construction, Penrith City: -1.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Penrith City: +0.7% Manufacturing, Penrith City: -4.1% Mining, Penrith City: -7.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Penrith City: -3.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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