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The Hills Shire

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 42.6% of The Hills 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

PLEASE NOTE: The data prior to the 2016-17 financial year is based on the previous boundary, data from 2016-17 and onwards is based on the new LGA boundary that came into effect on 12th May 2016.

Employment self-sufficiency by industry
The Hills Shire20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in The Hills Shire% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in The Hills Shire% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing48627656.860532453.6+3.2%
Mining682029.41083431.5-2.1%
Manufacturing4,9141,29226.34,6631,42430.5-4.2%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2198337.91805932.8+5.1%
Construction4,3732,13048.74,5122,15447.7+1.0%
Wholesale Trade3,8311,45237.94,1621,54037.0+0.9%
Retail Trade11,2964,30638.110,0224,37443.6-5.5%
Accommodation and Food Services3,2571,62850.02,8831,55153.8-3.8%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing78148161.676145760.1+1.5%
Information Media and Telecommunications69032447.054531557.8-10.8%
Financial and Insurance Services2,36796640.81,95596649.4-8.6%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,05659055.91,08865660.3-4.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,4802,99246.25,3372,65949.8-3.7%
Administrative and Support Services1,38370851.21,32968651.6-0.4%
Public Administration and Safety1,23140032.51,22144036.0-3.5%
Education and Training5,1802,57249.74,7022,33449.60%
Health Care and Social Assistance5,8232,28939.34,3271,94845.0-5.7%
Arts and Recreation Services75241755.562938461.0-5.6%
Other Services2,6531,24146.82,3621,20951.2-4.4%
Industry not classified73937050.172937851.9-1.8%

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: 46.8% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 55.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 39.3% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 49.7% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 32.5% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 51.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 46.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 55.9% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 40.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 47.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.6% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 50.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 38.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 37.9% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 48.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 37.9% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 26.3% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 29.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 56.8% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,241 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 417 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 2,289 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 2,572 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 400 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 708 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,992 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 590 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 966 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 324 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 481 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,628 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 4,306 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,452 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 2,130 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 83 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 1,292 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 276 Other Services, Total local workers: 2,653 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 752 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 5,823 Education and Training, Total local workers: 5,180 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 1,231 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,383 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 6,480 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,056 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 2,367 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 690 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 781 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 3,257 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 11,296 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 3,831 Construction, Total local workers: 4,373 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 219 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 4,914 Mining, Total local workers: 68 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 486
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, The Hills Shire: -4.4% Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: -5.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: -5.7% Education and Training, The Hills Shire: 0% Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: -3.5% Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: -0.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: -3.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: -4.4% Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: -8.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: -10.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: +1.5% Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: -3.8% Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: -5.5% Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: +0.9% Construction, The Hills Shire: +1.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: +5.1% Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: -4.2% Mining, The Hills Shire: -2.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Hills Shire: +3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.

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