Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

Employment self-sufficiency

In 2021, 89.3% of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River’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.

Data source

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

  • Industry
  • Occupations
Employment self-sufficiency by Industry
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River20212016Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the regionTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the region2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing59552488.159252588.7-0.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2222100.0383386.8+13.2%
Wholesale Trade11610893.1979294.8-1.7%
Retail Trade75169692.768463092.1+0.6%
Accommodation and Food Services87583895.874268892.7+3.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing13611685.31149684.2+1.1%
Information Media and Telecommunications2222100.01515100.0--%
Financial and Insurance Services585493.1514894.1-1.0%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services999494.911711194.9+0.1%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services27326195.622921292.6+3.0%
Administrative and Support Services24321990.125921683.4+6.7%
Public Administration and Safety21419289.718015887.8+1.9%
Education and Training61255690.850147194.0-3.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance54148389.341737890.6-1.4%
Arts and Recreation Services11911092.4918896.7-4.3%
Other Services22520591.121018387.1+4.0%
Industry not classified27024189.325522889.4-0.2%
Total Industries6,4335,74789.35,8355,16788.6+0.8%

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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