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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 84.4% of the Armidale Regional Council’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, 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-sufficiency by industry
Armidale Regional Council20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Armidale Regional Council% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Armidale Regional Council% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,3081,20291.91,1811,01585.9+6.0%
Mining413073.2292069.0+4.2%
Manufacturing27423987.235730986.6+0.7%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services877485.11058681.9+3.2%
Construction61651583.657148184.2-0.6%
Wholesale Trade20217285.130126086.4-1.2%
Retail Trade1,4681,23484.11,5461,32585.7-1.7%
Accommodation and Food Services1,01888987.31,03792589.2-1.9%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing27623083.324820783.5-0.1%
Information Media and Telecommunications11210392.01189883.1+8.9%
Financial and Insurance Services29824180.933029790.0-9.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services12711389.014012287.1+1.8%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services67960388.866057787.4+1.4%
Administrative and Support Services35531989.925821784.1+5.8%
Public Administration and Safety65153482.066755883.7-1.6%
Education and Training2,6522,25184.92,5542,15884.5+0.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,8381,51482.41,6531,37182.9-0.6%
Arts and Recreation Services927985.912210888.5-2.7%
Other Services42036386.446439084.1+2.4%
Industry not classified35028681.719216384.9-3.2%

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: 86.4% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.4% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.9% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.0% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.3% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.3% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.1% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.1% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.2% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.9% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 363 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 79 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 1,514 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 2,251 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 534 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 319 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 603 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 113 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 241 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 103 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 230 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 889 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,234 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 172 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 515 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 74 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 239 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 30 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 1,202 Other Services, Total local workers: 420 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 92 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 1,838 Education and Training, Total local workers: 2,652 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 651 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 355 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 679 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 127 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 298 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 112 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 276 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 1,018 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 1,468 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 202 Construction, Total local workers: 616 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 87 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 274 Mining, Total local workers: 41 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 1,308
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, Armidale Regional Council: +2.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Armidale Regional Council: -2.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Armidale Regional Council: -0.6% Education and Training, Armidale Regional Council: +0.4% Public Administration and Safety, Armidale Regional Council: -1.6% Administrative and Support Services, Armidale Regional Council: +5.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Armidale Regional Council: +1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Armidale Regional Council: +1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Armidale Regional Council: -9.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Armidale Regional Council: +8.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Armidale Regional Council: -0.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Armidale Regional Council: -1.9% Retail Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -1.7% Wholesale Trade, Armidale Regional Council: -1.2% Construction, Armidale Regional Council: -0.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Armidale Regional Council: +3.2% Manufacturing, Armidale Regional Council: +0.7% Mining, Armidale Regional Council: +4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Armidale Regional Council: +6.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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