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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 73.5% of the City of Rockingham’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

PLEASE NOTE: The economy.id definition of self-sufficiency differs from that of the Western Australian state government. The WA definition of self-sufficiency has been used to define “Employment capacity” in economy.id, so please view this topic for compatible data. For more information see the specific topic notes .

Employment self-sufficiency by industry
City of Rockingham20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Rockingham% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Rockingham% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing21112760.224417571.7-11.5%
Mining1105650.9673856.7-5.8%
Manufacturing1,44993864.71,03173771.5-6.8%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services423788.1352777.1+11.0%
Construction1,6661,17370.41,5681,09469.8+0.6%
Wholesale Trade44728062.640126666.3-3.7%
Retail Trade4,0803,23479.33,2682,61380.0-0.7%
Accommodation and Food Services1,9661,65184.01,3411,18588.4-4.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing70253275.857043576.3-0.5%
Information Media and Telecommunications18113976.81169682.8-6.0%
Financial and Insurance Services35026676.030023177.0-1.0%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services51742081.251641380.0+1.2%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services75558777.763444670.3+7.4%
Administrative and Support Services63948175.347639883.6-8.3%
Public Administration and Safety3,2572,36272.53,0892,12368.7+3.8%
Education and Training3,0292,03467.22,2201,43264.5+2.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance3,2312,27070.32,0121,46973.0-2.8%
Arts and Recreation Services37229980.429023179.7+0.7%
Other Services1,00377377.184564776.6+0.5%
Industry not classified21814667.019214877.1-10.1%

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: 77.1% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 70.3% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 67.2% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.5% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.2% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.8% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 79.3% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.6% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 70.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.1% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.7% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 50.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 60.2% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 773 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 299 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 2,270 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 2,034 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 2,362 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 481 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 587 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 420 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 266 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 139 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 532 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,651 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 3,234 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 280 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 1,173 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 37 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 938 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 56 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 127 Other Services, Total local workers: 1,003 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 372 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 3,231 Education and Training, Total local workers: 3,029 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 3,257 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 639 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 755 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 517 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 350 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 181 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 702 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 1,966 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 4,080 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 447 Construction, Total local workers: 1,666 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 42 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 1,449 Mining, Total local workers: 110 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 211
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, City of Rockingham: +0.5% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Rockingham: +0.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Rockingham: -2.8% Education and Training, City of Rockingham: +2.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Rockingham: +3.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Rockingham: -8.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Rockingham: +7.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Rockingham: +1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Rockingham: -1.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Rockingham: -6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Rockingham: -0.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Rockingham: -4.4% Retail Trade, City of Rockingham: -0.7% Wholesale Trade, City of Rockingham: -3.7% Construction, City of Rockingham: +0.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Rockingham: +11.0% Manufacturing, City of Rockingham: -6.8% Mining, City of Rockingham: -5.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Rockingham: -11.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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