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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 74.5% of Ballina Shire’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, 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-sufficiency by industry
Ballina Shire20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Ballina Shire% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Ballina Shire% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing80761476.170559183.8-7.7%
Mining633758.7392769.2-10.5%
Manufacturing71250671.185260671.1-0.1%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1238569.11218872.7-3.6%
Construction1,18787273.51,18786072.5+1.0%
Wholesale Trade26517465.741329471.2-5.5%
Retail Trade1,8601,44677.72,0941,68280.3-2.6%
Accommodation and Food Services1,3551,12983.31,3791,19786.8-3.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing45530867.741129672.0-4.3%
Information Media and Telecommunications1219780.216412576.2+4.0%
Financial and Insurance Services27621678.331724577.3+1.0%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services28924384.126722584.3-0.2%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services80866281.977261880.1+1.9%
Administrative and Support Services40032180.333827982.5-2.3%
Public Administration and Safety73953272.077653168.4+3.6%
Education and Training1,5001,08272.11,3731,00573.2-1.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance2,5291,73168.42,1501,54471.8-3.4%
Arts and Recreation Services18115082.919916080.4+2.5%
Other Services51342783.252943983.0+0.3%
Industry not classified57143375.825118975.3+0.5%

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-sufficiency by industry 2016
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.2% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.4% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.1% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.0% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.1% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 67.7% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.3% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.7% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 65.7% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.1% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 71.1% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.1% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 427 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 150 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 1,731 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 1,082 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 532 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 321 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 662 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 243 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 216 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 97 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 308 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,129 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,446 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 174 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 872 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 85 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 506 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 37 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 614 Other Services, Total local workers: 513 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 181 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 2,529 Education and Training, Total local workers: 1,500 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 739 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 400 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 808 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 289 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 276 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 121 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 455 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 1,355 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 1,860 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 265 Construction, Total local workers: 1,187 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 123 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 712 Mining, Total local workers: 63 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 807
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, Ballina Shire: +0.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Ballina Shire: +2.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Ballina Shire: -3.4% Education and Training, Ballina Shire: -1.1% Public Administration and Safety, Ballina Shire: +3.6% Administrative and Support Services, Ballina Shire: -2.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Ballina Shire: +1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Ballina Shire: -0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Ballina Shire: +1.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Ballina Shire: +4.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Ballina Shire: -4.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Ballina Shire: -3.5% Retail Trade, Ballina Shire: -2.6% Wholesale Trade, Ballina Shire: -5.5% Construction, Ballina Shire: +1.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Ballina Shire: -3.6% Manufacturing, Ballina Shire: -0.1% Mining, Ballina Shire: -10.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Ballina Shire: -7.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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