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Bellingen Shire

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 57.5% 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 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 Bellingen 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, Bellingen 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
Bellingen Shire20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Bellingen Shire% resident workers employed in Bellingen ShireTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Bellingen Shire% resident workers employed in Bellingen Shire2011 to 2016
Health Care and Social Assistance80838948.168134450.5-2.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services21514065.120816478.8-13.7%
Information Media and Telecommunications502754.0311651.6+2.4%
Other Services16411067.115010872.0-4.9%
Manufacturing27821075.530823776.9-1.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1397554.01358965.9-12.0%
Industry not classified17311968.81158775.7-6.9%
Retail Trade46930665.249332565.9-0.7%
Construction45017438.727617463.0-24.4%
Wholesale Trade713954.91097064.2-9.3%
Public Administration and Safety24811446.025214055.6-9.6%
Administrative and Support Services1667444.61127869.6-25.1%
Education and Training53425848.353624345.3+3.0%
Accommodation and Food Services39030277.440832479.4-2.0%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services704665.7624369.4-3.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services311858.1422354.8+3.3%
Mining9666.77457.1+9.5%
Arts and Recreation Services774659.7695782.6-22.9%
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing35130787.534732493.4-5.9%
Financial and Insurance Services643960.9543361.1-0.2%

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: 67.1% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 59.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 48.1% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 48.3% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 46.0% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 44.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 65.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 65.7% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 60.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 54.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 54.0% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 77.4% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 65.2% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 54.9% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 38.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 58.1% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 75.5% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 66.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 87.5% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 110 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 46 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 389 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 258 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 114 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 74 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 140 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 46 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 39 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 27 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 75 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 302 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 306 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 39 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 174 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 18 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 210 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 6 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 307 Other Services, Total resident workers: 164 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 77 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 808 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 534 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 248 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 166 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 215 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 70 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 64 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 50 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 139 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 390 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 469 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 71 Construction, Total resident workers: 450 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 31 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 278 Mining, Total resident workers: 9 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 351
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, Bellingen Shire: -4.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Bellingen Shire: -22.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bellingen Shire: -2.4% Education and Training, Bellingen Shire: +3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Bellingen Shire: -9.6% Administrative and Support Services, Bellingen Shire: -25.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bellingen Shire: -13.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bellingen Shire: -3.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Bellingen Shire: -0.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bellingen Shire: +2.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bellingen Shire: -12.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Bellingen Shire: -2.0% Retail Trade, Bellingen Shire: -0.7% Wholesale Trade, Bellingen Shire: -9.3% Construction, Bellingen Shire: -24.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bellingen Shire: +3.3% Manufacturing, Bellingen Shire: -1.4% Mining, Bellingen Shire: +9.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bellingen Shire: -5.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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