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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 57.1% of City of Adelaide’s resident workers were employed locally.

Self-containment measures the proportion of resident workers who are employed within the boundaries of the Local Government Area or region. It indicates the propensity of residents to seek employment outside the Local Government Area or region in which they live.

Self containment is likely to be higher for regional areas and, 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-containment data should be viewed in conjunction with detailed Residents place of work data to see where resident workers are accessing employment, along with Jobs to workers ratio data which provides the theoretical number of jobs which could be provided to residents of the City of Adelaide in the local area, and is updated annually. The Resident workers section will provide the characteristics of resident workers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Adelaide in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Employment self-containment by industry
City of Adelaide20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the City of Adelaide% resident workers employed in the City of AdelaideTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the City of Adelaide% resident workers employed in the City of Adelaide2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing51815.7401742.5-26.8%
Mining835262.7956467.4-4.7%
Manufacturing3456619.13796216.4+2.8%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services644570.3986566.3+4.0%
Construction29811036.926011142.7-5.8%
Wholesale Trade1726034.92055828.3+6.6%
Retail Trade77034845.276936647.6-2.4%
Accommodation and Food Services1,17588175.01,04179876.7-1.7%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1785128.71345742.5-13.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications19714071.125419476.4-5.3%
Financial and Insurance Services36926170.730424480.3-9.5%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services15311172.51399769.8+2.8%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,10383275.41,11688178.9-3.5%
Administrative and Support Services21011253.324014962.1-8.8%
Public Administration and Safety73952070.471548167.3+3.1%
Education and Training1,00557457.190753358.8-1.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,37066448.51,30567151.4-3.0%
Arts and Recreation Services22715970.022416071.4-1.4%
Other Services25511545.123410846.2-1.1%
Industry not classified22713961.21339571.4-10.2%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016 Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment self-containment by industry 2016
Employment self-containment by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-containment: 45.1% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 70.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 48.5% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 57.1% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 70.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 53.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 75.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 72.5% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 70.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 71.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 28.7% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 75.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 45.2% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 34.9% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 36.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 70.3% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 19.1% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 62.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 15.7% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 115 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 159 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 664 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 574 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 520 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 112 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 832 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 111 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 261 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 140 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 51 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 881 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 348 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 60 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 110 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 45 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 66 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 52 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 8 Other Services, Total resident workers: 255 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 227 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 1,370 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 1,005 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 739 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 210 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 1,103 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 153 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 369 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 197 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 178 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 1,175 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 770 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 172 Construction, Total resident workers: 298 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 64 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 345 Mining, Total resident workers: 83 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 51
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016 Other Services, City of Adelaide: -1.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: -1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: -3.0% Education and Training, City of Adelaide: -1.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +3.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: -8.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: -3.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +2.8% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: -9.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: -5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: -13.9% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: -1.7% Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: -2.4% Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: +6.6% Construction, City of Adelaide: -5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: +4.0% Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: +2.8% Mining, City of Adelaide: -4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: -26.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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