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Wollondilly Shire

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 61.2% of Wollondilly 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
Wollondilly Shire20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Wollondilly Shire% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Wollondilly Shire% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing49838577.349642184.9-7.6%
Mining1,29428321.91,20630425.2-3.3%
Manufacturing1,28574558.01,20678565.1-7.1%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1928242.71797843.6-0.9%
Construction1,06573669.183657869.10%
Wholesale Trade26217767.626618368.8-1.2%
Retail Trade72356778.486168679.7-1.3%
Accommodation and Food Services47533670.744833875.4-4.7%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing41432478.343733877.3+0.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications423173.8472451.1+22.7%
Financial and Insurance Services947276.61048682.7-6.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1209982.51128475.0+7.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services45935276.741731375.1+1.6%
Administrative and Support Services19014676.814411378.5-1.6%
Public Administration and Safety33817451.540519748.6+2.8%
Education and Training77743856.476444658.4-2.0%
Health Care and Social Assistance54936165.850235871.3-5.6%
Arts and Recreation Services16211369.81087973.1-3.4%
Other Services33424071.933126078.5-6.7%
Industry not classified987374.5906572.2+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: 71.9% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 65.8% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 56.4% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 51.5% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.5% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.3% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 70.7% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 67.6% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 42.7% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.0% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 21.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.3% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 240 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 113 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 361 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 438 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 174 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 146 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 352 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 99 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 72 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 31 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 324 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 336 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 567 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 177 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 736 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 82 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 745 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 283 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 385 Other Services, Total local workers: 334 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 162 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 549 Education and Training, Total local workers: 777 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 338 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 190 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 459 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 120 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 94 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 42 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 414 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 475 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 723 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 262 Construction, Total local workers: 1,065 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 192 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 1,285 Mining, Total local workers: 1,294 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 498
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, Wollondilly Shire: -6.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Wollondilly Shire: -3.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wollondilly Shire: -5.6% Education and Training, Wollondilly Shire: -2.0% Public Administration and Safety, Wollondilly Shire: +2.8% Administrative and Support Services, Wollondilly Shire: -1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wollondilly Shire: +1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wollondilly Shire: +7.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Wollondilly Shire: -6.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wollondilly Shire: +22.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wollondilly Shire: +0.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Wollondilly Shire: -4.7% Retail Trade, Wollondilly Shire: -1.3% Wholesale Trade, Wollondilly Shire: -1.2% Construction, Wollondilly Shire: 0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wollondilly Shire: -0.9% Manufacturing, Wollondilly Shire: -7.1% Mining, Wollondilly Shire: -3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wollondilly Shire: -7.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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