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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 63.6% of Ballina Shire’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 Ballina Shire 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, Ballina Shire 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
Ballina Shire20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Ballina Shire% resident workers employed in Ballina ShireTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Ballina Shire% resident workers employed in Ballina Shire2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing75461481.466759188.6-7.2%
Mining1033735.9622743.5-7.6%
Manufacturing81150662.491960665.9-3.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1338563.91388863.8+0.1%
Construction1,54187256.61,11586077.1-20.6%
Wholesale Trade29417459.243529467.6-8.4%
Retail Trade2,0111,44671.92,1211,68279.3-7.4%
Accommodation and Food Services1,4911,12975.71,4611,19781.9-6.2%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing47630864.743229668.5-3.8%
Information Media and Telecommunications1649759.120612560.7-1.5%
Financial and Insurance Services33521664.537224565.9-1.4%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services32024375.929322576.8-0.9%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services92566271.679461877.8-6.3%
Administrative and Support Services53932159.639727970.3-10.7%
Public Administration and Safety97353254.789053159.7-5.0%
Education and Training1,9181,08256.41,7001,00559.1-2.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance2,9361,73159.02,4881,54462.1-3.1%
Arts and Recreation Services22515066.721216075.5-8.8%
Other Services61042770.058143975.6-5.6%
Industry not classified62943368.825118975.3-6.5%

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: 70.0% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 66.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 59.0% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 56.4% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 54.7% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 59.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 71.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 75.9% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 64.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 59.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 64.7% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 75.7% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 71.9% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 59.2% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 56.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 63.9% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 62.4% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 35.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 81.4% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 427 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 150 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 1,731 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 1,082 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 532 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 321 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 662 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 243 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 216 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 97 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 308 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,129 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 1,446 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 174 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 872 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 85 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 506 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 37 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 614 Other Services, Total resident workers: 610 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 225 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 2,936 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 1,918 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 973 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 539 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 925 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 320 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 335 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 164 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 476 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 1,491 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 2,011 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 294 Construction, Total resident workers: 1,541 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 133 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 811 Mining, Total resident workers: 103 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 754
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, Ballina Shire: -5.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Ballina Shire: -8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Ballina Shire: -3.1% Education and Training, Ballina Shire: -2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Ballina Shire: -5.0% Administrative and Support Services, Ballina Shire: -10.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ballina Shire: -6.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ballina Shire: -0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Ballina Shire: -1.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Ballina Shire: -1.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ballina Shire: -3.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Ballina Shire: -6.2% Retail Trade, Ballina Shire: -7.4% Wholesale Trade, Ballina Shire: -8.4% Construction, Ballina Shire: -20.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ballina Shire: +0.1% Manufacturing, Ballina Shire: -3.6% Mining, Ballina Shire: -7.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Ballina Shire: -7.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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