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Sutherland Shire

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 73.1% of Sutherland Shire’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
Sutherland Shire20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Sutherland Shire% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Sutherland Shire% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4343100.0786684.6+15.4%
Mining442863.6492959.2+4.5%
Manufacturing5,2543,35463.85,9783,78763.3+0.5%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services38222358.427116360.1-1.8%
Construction4,3503,21273.84,0643,04675.0-1.1%
Wholesale Trade2,4461,66768.22,4321,68369.2-1.1%
Retail Trade9,3606,89173.69,4477,23076.5-2.9%
Accommodation and Food Services4,6613,64778.24,4053,59881.7-3.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4821,05371.11,5141,08671.7-0.7%
Information Media and Telecommunications39131380.133628484.5-4.5%
Financial and Insurance Services1,4211,17482.61,5501,30584.2-1.6%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,07190984.91,16299485.5-0.7%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,1243,69972.24,1783,14575.3-3.1%
Administrative and Support Services1,3381,03077.01,24697978.6-1.6%
Public Administration and Safety2,3991,55864.92,2591,55668.9-3.9%
Education and Training5,2714,25180.64,8753,90380.1+0.6%
Health Care and Social Assistance7,8125,39669.16,5824,80973.1-4.0%
Arts and Recreation Services88473683.377663782.1+1.2%
Other Services2,8592,13974.82,8042,15576.9-2.0%
Industry not classified60246076.458743774.4+2.0%

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: 74.8% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.1% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.6% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.9% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.9% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 71.1% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.6% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.2% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.4% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.8% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,139 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 736 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 5,396 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 4,251 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 1,558 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,030 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,699 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 909 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,174 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 313 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 1,053 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,647 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 6,891 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,667 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 3,212 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 223 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 3,354 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 28 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 43 Other Services, Total local workers: 2,859 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 884 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 7,812 Education and Training, Total local workers: 5,271 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 2,399 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,338 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 5,124 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,071 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 1,421 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 391 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,482 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 4,661 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 9,360 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 2,446 Construction, Total local workers: 4,350 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 382 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 5,254 Mining, Total local workers: 44 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 43
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, Sutherland Shire: -2.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: +1.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: -4.0% Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: +0.6% Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: -3.9% Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: -1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: -3.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: -0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: -1.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: -4.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: -0.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: -3.4% Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: -2.9% Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: -1.1% Construction, Sutherland Shire: -1.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: -1.8% Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: +0.5% Mining, Sutherland Shire: +4.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sutherland Shire: +15.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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