Bellingen Shire

Employment self-containment

In 2021, 56.1% of Bellingen 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 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 Bellingen Shire 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
Bellingen Shire20212016Change
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 Fishing37632686.735130787.5-0.8%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services472042.6311858.1-15.5%
Wholesale Trade813948.1713954.9-6.8%
Retail Trade47131967.746930665.2+2.5%
Accommodation and Food Services40333683.439030277.4+5.9%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1558252.91397554.0-1.0%
Information Media and Telecommunications572950.9502754.0-3.1%
Financial and Insurance Services583458.6643960.9-2.3%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services645078.1704665.7+12.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services27518165.821514065.1+0.7%
Administrative and Support Services1818748.11667444.6+3.5%
Public Administration and Safety25013052.024811446.0+6.0%
Education and Training61232152.553425848.3+4.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance95941343.180838948.1-5.1%
Arts and Recreation Services925863.0774659.7+3.3%
Other Services18111563.516411067.1-3.5%
Industry not classified21211152.417311968.8-16.4%
Total Industries5,3252,98856.14,8642,79657.5-1.4%

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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Bellingen Shire

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