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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 97.2% of the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region’s local workers were residents and this proportion has increased 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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7,2946,98795.8------%
Mining72061084.7------%
Manufacturing7,8327,62897.4------%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,4531,40997.0------%
Construction4,8764,63595.1------%
Wholesale Trade2,3552,30397.8------%
Retail Trade11,34011,13798.2------%
Accommodation and Food Services6,1546,02898.0------%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,0723,00797.9------%
Information Media and Telecommunications77175397.7------%
Financial and Insurance Services1,3301,31999.2------%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,3431,32398.5------%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,8492,77897.5------%
Administrative and Support Services2,0221,97397.6------%
Public Administration and Safety4,8344,72897.8------%
Education and Training7,8617,66597.5------%
Health Care and Social Assistance12,84912,44396.8------%
Arts and Recreation Services61560698.5------%
Other Services3,4503,40498.7------%
Industry not classified78876396.8------%

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: 98.7% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.8% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.5% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.8% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.5% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 99.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.9% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.2% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.8% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.4% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.8% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,404 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 606 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 12,443 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 7,665 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 4,728 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,973 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,778 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,323 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,319 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 753 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 3,007 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 6,028 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 11,137 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 2,303 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 4,635 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,409 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 7,628 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 610 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 6,987 Other Services, Total local workers: 3,450 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 615 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 12,849 Education and Training, Total local workers: 7,861 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 4,834 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 2,022 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 2,849 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,343 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 1,330 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 771 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 3,072 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 6,154 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 11,340 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 2,355 Construction, Total local workers: 4,876 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 1,453 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 7,832 Mining, Total local workers: 720 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 7,294
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
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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