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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 89.8% of Armidale Regional Council’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 Armidale Regional Council 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, Armidale Regional Council 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
Armidale Regional Council20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Armidale Regional Council% resident workers employed in the Armidale Regional CouncilTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Armidale Regional Council% resident workers employed in the Armidale Regional Council2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,3231,20290.91,1221,01590.5+0.4%
Mining433069.8402050.0+19.8%
Manufacturing31123976.838230980.9-4.1%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services867486.08686100.0-14.0%
Construction70351573.351348193.8-20.5%
Wholesale Trade18117295.029426088.4+6.6%
Retail Trade1,2931,23495.41,4221,32593.2+2.3%
Accommodation and Food Services94888993.896792595.7-1.9%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing26523086.824220785.5+1.3%
Information Media and Telecommunications10910394.51119888.3+6.2%
Financial and Insurance Services25324195.331729793.7+1.6%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services12211392.613112293.1-0.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services63760394.762357792.6+2.1%
Administrative and Support Services40931978.022521796.4-18.5%
Public Administration and Safety59053490.560755891.9-1.4%
Education and Training2,3662,25195.12,2442,15896.2-1.0%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,6721,51490.61,4501,37194.6-4.0%
Arts and Recreation Services887989.811410894.7-5.0%
Other Services39536391.940239097.0-5.1%
Industry not classified32728687.518116390.1-2.6%

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: 91.9% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 89.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 90.6% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 95.1% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 90.5% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 78.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 94.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 92.6% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 95.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 94.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 86.8% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 93.8% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 95.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 95.0% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 73.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 86.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 76.8% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 69.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 90.9% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 363 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 79 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 1,514 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 2,251 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 534 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 319 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 603 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 113 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 241 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 103 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 230 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 889 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 1,234 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 172 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 515 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 74 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 239 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 30 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,202 Other Services, Total resident workers: 395 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 88 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 1,672 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 2,366 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 590 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 409 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 637 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 122 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 253 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 109 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 265 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 948 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 1,293 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 181 Construction, Total resident workers: 703 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 86 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 311 Mining, Total resident workers: 43 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 1,323
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, Armidale Regional Council: -5.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: -5.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: -4.0% Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: -1.0% Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: -1.4% Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: -18.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: +2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Armidale Regional Council: -0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Armidale Regional Council: +1.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Armidale Regional Council: +6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: +1.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: -1.9% Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: +2.3% Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: +6.6% Construction, Armidale Regional Council: -20.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: -14.0% Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: -4.1% Mining, Armidale Regional Council: +19.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: +0.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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