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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 93.6% of the City of Albany’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 Albany 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.

PLEASE NOTE: The economy.id definition of self-sufficiency differs from that of the Western Australian state government. The WA definition of self-sufficiency has been used to define “Employment capacity” in economy.id, so please view this topic for compatible data. For more information see the specific topic notes .

Employment self-sufficiency by industry
City of Albany20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Albany% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Albany% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing88185196.673771296.60%
Mining312580.6333090.9-10.3%
Manufacturing56853594.276974296.5-2.3%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services17916692.719318796.9-4.2%
Construction1,1671,10794.91,0701,02595.8-0.9%
Wholesale Trade32430895.138235994.0+1.1%
Retail Trade1,9401,86596.12,0241,96296.9-0.8%
Accommodation and Food Services1,0841,04596.491689597.7-1.3%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing53150895.755552594.6+1.1%
Information Media and Telecommunications12812597.712111292.6+5.1%
Financial and Insurance Services24123898.826025497.7+1.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services25023995.624823494.4+1.3%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services60357395.058256697.3-2.2%
Administrative and Support Services39537594.935834596.4-1.4%
Public Administration and Safety1,04097593.81,05698593.3+0.5%
Education and Training1,6191,50693.01,3531,27093.9-0.8%
Health Care and Social Assistance2,1701,97991.21,9661,81492.3-1.1%
Arts and Recreation Services212212100.016415594.5+5.5%
Other Services69065695.159657596.5-1.4%
Industry not classified58555695.022822498.2-3.2%

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-sufficiency by industry 2016
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.1% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.2% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.0% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.8% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.6% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.7% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.4% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.1% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.7% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.2% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.6% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 656 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 212 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 1,979 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 1,506 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 975 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 375 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 573 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 239 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 238 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 125 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 508 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,045 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,865 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 308 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 1,107 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 166 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 535 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 25 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 851 Other Services, Total local workers: 690 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 212 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 2,170 Education and Training, Total local workers: 1,619 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 1,040 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 395 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 603 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 250 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 241 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 128 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 531 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 1,084 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 1,940 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 324 Construction, Total local workers: 1,167 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 179 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 568 Mining, Total local workers: 31 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 881
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 Albany: -1.4% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Albany: +5.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Albany: -1.1% Education and Training, City of Albany: -0.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of Albany: +0.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Albany: -1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Albany: -2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Albany: +1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Albany: +1.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Albany: +5.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Albany: +1.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Albany: -1.3% Retail Trade, City of Albany: -0.8% Wholesale Trade, City of Albany: +1.1% Construction, City of Albany: -0.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Albany: -4.2% Manufacturing, City of Albany: -2.3% Mining, City of Albany: -10.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Albany: 0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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