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Employment self-sufficiency - Occupation

“In 2011 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 occupation
City of Albany20162011Change
OccupationTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Albany% Occupation self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Albany% Occupation self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Managers1,8891,79294.91,8861,81296.1-1.2%
Professionals2,5932,35890.92,3582,17092.0-1.1%
Technicians and Trades Workers2,0681,96194.81,9641,87795.6-0.8%
Community and Personal Service Workers2,0551,94794.71,7161,63095.0-0.2%
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,7891,70395.21,8051,73496.1-0.9%
Sales Workers1,6161,55296.01,5411,49396.9-0.9%
Machinery Operators And Drivers82077294.178174495.3-1.1%
Labourers1,6201,53794.91,4091,36897.1-2.2%
Inadequately described or not stated21821598.616115294.4+4.2%

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 occupation 2016
Employment self-sufficiency by occupation 2016 Labourers, % of occupation self-sufficiency: 94.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, % of occupation self-sufficiency: 94.1% Sales Workers, % of occupation self-sufficiency: 96.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, % of occupation self-sufficiency: 95.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, % of occupation self-sufficiency: 94.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, % of occupation self-sufficiency: 94.8% Professionals, % of occupation self-sufficiency: 90.9% Managers, % of occupation self-sufficiency: 94.9% Labourers, Local workers residing locally: 1,537 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Local workers residing locally: 772 Sales Workers, Local workers residing locally: 1,552 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Local workers residing locally: 1,703 Community and Personal Service Workers, Local workers residing locally: 1,947 Technicians and Trades Workers, Local workers residing locally: 1,961 Professionals, Local workers residing locally: 2,358 Managers, Local workers residing locally: 1,792 Labourers, Total local workers: 1,620 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Total local workers: 820 Sales Workers, Total local workers: 1,616 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Total local workers: 1,789 Community and Personal Service Workers, Total local workers: 2,055 Technicians and Trades Workers, Total local workers: 2,068 Professionals, Total local workers: 2,593 Managers, Total local workers: 1,889
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by occupation, 2011 to 2016
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by occupation, 2011 to 2016 Labourers, City of Albany: -2.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Albany: -1.1% Sales Workers, City of Albany: -0.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Albany: -0.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Albany: -0.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Albany: -0.8% Professionals, City of Albany: -1.1% Managers, City of Albany: -1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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