Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

Employment self-containment

In 2021, 69.6% of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River’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 workdata 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 Shire of Augusta-Margaret River in the local area, and is updated annually. The Resident workers section will provide the characteristics of resident workers.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

  • Industry
  • Occupations
Employment self-containment by Industry
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River20212016Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the region% of resident workers employed in the regionTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the region% of resident workers employed in the region2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing60252487.060052587.5-0.5%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services502244.0433376.7-32.7%
Wholesale Trade12010890.01029290.2-0.2%
Retail Trade76969690.568163092.5-2.0%
Accommodation and Food Services96483886.978068888.2-1.3%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing15511674.81299674.4+0.4%
Information Media and Telecommunications322268.8211571.4-2.7%
Financial and Insurance Services715476.1554887.3-11.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1169481.012611188.1-7.1%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services33426178.125121284.5-6.3%
Administrative and Support Services33421965.629721672.7-7.2%
Public Administration and Safety27319270.320515877.1-6.7%
Education and Training71155678.256547183.4-5.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance74648364.752037872.7-7.9%
Arts and Recreation Services13011084.61078882.2+2.4%
Other Services24420584.020218390.6-6.6%
Industry not classified34824169.329122878.4-9.1%
Total Industries8,2595,74769.66,8875,16775.0-5.4%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021 Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

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