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Wyong Shire

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 73.8% of Wyong Shire’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

Employment self-sufficiency by industry
Wyong Shire20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Wyong Shire% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Wyong Shire% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing30224380.530324982.2-1.7%
Mining2618030.71814625.4+5.2%
Manufacturing4,0672,74567.54,3392,91667.2+0.3%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services70441258.563240864.6-6.0%
Construction2,4521,88176.72,5811,93975.1+1.6%
Wholesale Trade1,21983368.31,13479470.0-1.7%
Retail Trade6,3145,10880.96,3704,99278.4+2.5%
Accommodation and Food Services3,8733,29084.93,3922,87484.7+0.2%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3821,08778.71,3141,02678.1+0.6%
Information Media and Telecommunications35225472.232922668.7+3.5%
Financial and Insurance Services83862975.187463973.1+1.9%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services74558878.975959678.5+0.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5841,21276.51,3051,00877.2-0.7%
Administrative and Support Services1,18893078.384167480.1-1.9%
Public Administration and Safety2,3711,46761.91,8241,19365.4-3.5%
Education and Training3,6772,27561.93,2861,98260.3+1.6%
Health Care and Social Assistance5,7854,15171.84,6223,39273.4-1.6%
Arts and Recreation Services57748283.551341981.7+1.9%
Other Services1,5611,28582.31,4101,15081.6+0.8%
Industry not classified31423875.834227680.7-4.9%

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: 82.3% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 71.8% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.9% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.9% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.9% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.7% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.9% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.3% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.5% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 67.5% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 30.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.5% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,285 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 482 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 4,151 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 2,275 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 1,467 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 930 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,212 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 588 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 629 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 254 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 1,087 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,290 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 5,108 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 833 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 1,881 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 412 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 2,745 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 80 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 243 Other Services, Total local workers: 1,561 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 577 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 5,785 Education and Training, Total local workers: 3,677 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 2,371 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,188 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 1,584 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 745 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 838 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 352 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,382 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 3,873 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 6,314 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 1,219 Construction, Total local workers: 2,452 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 704 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 4,067 Mining, Total local workers: 261 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 302
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, Wyong Shire: +0.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Wyong Shire: +1.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Wyong Shire: -1.6% Education and Training, Wyong Shire: +1.6% Public Administration and Safety, Wyong Shire: -3.5% Administrative and Support Services, Wyong Shire: -1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Wyong Shire: -0.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Wyong Shire: +0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Wyong Shire: +1.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Wyong Shire: +3.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Wyong Shire: +0.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Wyong Shire: +0.2% Retail Trade, Wyong Shire: +2.5% Wholesale Trade, Wyong Shire: -1.7% Construction, Wyong Shire: +1.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Wyong Shire: -6.0% Manufacturing, Wyong Shire: +0.3% Mining, Wyong Shire: +5.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Wyong Shire: -1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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