In 2016, 57.1% of the 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 workdata 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
|Employment self-containment by Industry|
|City of Adelaide||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry||Total resident workers||Resident workers residing in the City of Adelaide%||% resident workers employed in the City of Adelaide||Total resident workers||Resident workers residing in the City of Adelaide%||% resident workers employed in the City of Adelaide||2011 - 2016|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||153||111||72.5||139||97||69.8||+2.8%|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||51||8||15.7||40||17||42.5||-26.8%|
|Accommodation and Food Services||1,175||881||75.0||1,041||798||76.7||-1.7%|
|Arts and Recreation Services||227||159||70.0||224||160||71.4||-1.4%|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||1,103||832||75.4||1,116||881||78.9||-3.5%|
|Administrative and Support Services||210||112||53.3||240||149||62.1||-8.7%|
|Financial and Insurance Services||369||261||70.7||304||244||80.3||-9.5%|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||197||140||71.1||254||194||76.4||-5.3%|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||64||45||70.3||98||65||66.3||+4.0%|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||178||51||28.7||134||57||42.5||-13.9%|
|Industry not classified||227||139||61.2||133||95||71.4||-10.2%|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||1,370||664||48.5||1,305||671||51.4||-2.9%|
|Public Administration and Safety||739||520||70.4||715||481||67.3||+3.1%|
|Education and Training||1,005||574||57.1||907||533||58.8||-1.6%|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information