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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 4.5% of the City of Adelaide’s local workers were residents.

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 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-sufficiency by industry
City of Adelaide20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Adelaide% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Adelaide% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing16784.81361712.5-7.7%
Mining1,214524.31,492644.30%
Manufacturing1,041666.31,236625.0+1.3%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,974452.32,317652.8-0.5%
Construction3,4271103.22,1631115.1-1.9%
Wholesale Trade1,408604.31,631583.6+0.7%
Retail Trade6,4943485.46,9053665.3+0.1%
Accommodation and Food Services9,3248819.48,1197989.8-0.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,805512.81,959572.9-0.1%
Information Media and Telecommunications3,9731403.54,5591944.3-0.7%
Financial and Insurance Services9,6222612.79,9502442.5+0.3%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,9111115.81,895975.1+0.7%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services14,4548325.814,8428815.9-0.2%
Administrative and Support Services3,7271123.03,8921493.8-0.8%
Public Administration and Safety20,7565202.520,2524812.4+0.1%
Education and Training10,1705745.69,1635335.8-0.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance18,0596643.717,5246713.8-0.2%
Arts and Recreation Services2,6721596.02,4131606.6-0.7%
Other Services2,4291154.72,4311084.4+0.3%
Industry not classified2,4921395.61,887955.0+0.5%

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-sufficiency by industry 2016
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 4.7% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 6.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 3.7% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 5.6% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 2.5% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 3.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 5.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 5.8% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 2.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 3.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 2.8% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 9.4% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 5.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 4.3% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 3.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 2.3% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 6.3% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 4.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 4.8% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 115 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 159 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 664 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 574 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 520 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 112 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 832 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 111 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 261 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 140 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 51 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 881 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 348 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 60 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 110 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 45 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 66 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 52 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 8 Other Services, Total local workers: 2,429 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 2,672 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 18,059 Education and Training, Total local workers: 10,170 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 20,756 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 3,727 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 14,454 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,911 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 9,622 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 3,973 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,805 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 9,324 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 6,494 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 1,408 Construction, Total local workers: 3,427 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 1,974 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 1,041 Mining, Total local workers: 1,214 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 167
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016 Other Services, City of Adelaide: +0.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: -0.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: -0.2% Education and Training, City of Adelaide: -0.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +0.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: -0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: -0.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +0.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: -0.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: -0.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: -0.4% Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +0.1% Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: +0.7% Construction, City of Adelaide: -1.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: -0.5% Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: +1.3% Mining, City of Adelaide: 0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: -7.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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