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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 76.7% of the SHOROC 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
SHOROC Region20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the SHOROC Region% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the SHOROC Region% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing19616785.222817878.1+7.1%
Mining645687.54747100.0-12.5%
Manufacturing6,3664,57071.86,9595,21975.0-3.2%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services43431873.348431765.5+7.8%
Construction6,0644,46173.66,1184,40572.0+1.6%
Wholesale Trade6,9834,65666.76,5734,56069.4-2.7%
Retail Trade11,5748,90676.911,7029,38480.2-3.3%
Accommodation and Food Services6,6515,15077.46,1164,94280.8-3.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,7511,32875.81,5121,27284.1-8.3%
Information Media and Telecommunications1,6251,21074.51,6271,21374.6-0.1%
Financial and Insurance Services2,2491,91985.32,4002,09287.2-1.8%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,0651,78986.62,1191,84286.9-0.3%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,6856,97980.47,5096,10481.3-0.9%
Administrative and Support Services2,3591,95182.72,1581,77682.3+0.4%
Public Administration and Safety2,9942,21373.92,9072,18275.1-1.2%
Education and Training7,3155,80079.36,3195,07880.4-1.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance10,1167,87877.98,8177,08080.3-2.4%
Arts and Recreation Services1,8851,41375.01,4631,13677.6-2.7%
Other Services3,9673,15579.53,9993,07376.8+2.7%
Industry not classified1,23897478.71,22499181.0-2.3%

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: 79.5% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.9% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 79.3% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.9% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 86.6% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.8% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.4% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.9% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 66.7% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.3% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 71.8% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.2% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,155 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,413 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 7,878 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 5,800 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 2,213 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,951 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 6,979 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,789 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,919 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 1,210 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 1,328 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 5,150 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 8,906 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 4,656 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 4,461 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 318 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 4,570 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 56 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 167 Other Services, Total local workers: 3,967 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 1,885 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 10,116 Education and Training, Total local workers: 7,315 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 2,994 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 2,359 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 8,685 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 2,065 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 2,249 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 1,625 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,751 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 6,651 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 11,574 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 6,983 Construction, Total local workers: 6,064 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 434 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 6,366 Mining, Total local workers: 64 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 196
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, SHOROC Region: +2.7% Arts and Recreation Services, SHOROC Region: -2.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, SHOROC Region: -2.4% Education and Training, SHOROC Region: -1.1% Public Administration and Safety, SHOROC Region: -1.2% Administrative and Support Services, SHOROC Region: +0.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, SHOROC Region: -0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, SHOROC Region: -0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, SHOROC Region: -1.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, SHOROC Region: -0.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, SHOROC Region: -8.3% Accommodation and Food Services, SHOROC Region: -3.4% Retail Trade, SHOROC Region: -3.3% Wholesale Trade, SHOROC Region: -2.7% Construction, SHOROC Region: +1.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, SHOROC Region: +7.8% Manufacturing, SHOROC Region: -3.2% Mining, SHOROC Region: -12.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, SHOROC Region: +7.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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