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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 78.0% of Bellingen 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, 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-sufficiency by industry
Bellingen Shire20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Bellingen Shire% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Bellingen Shire% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing33830790.838432484.4+6.5%
Mining10660.044100.0-40.0%
Manufacturing29621070.930923776.7-5.8%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services221881.82323100.0-18.2%
Construction29617458.824017472.5-13.7%
Wholesale Trade433990.7987071.4+19.3%
Retail Trade36030685.039332582.7+2.3%
Accommodation and Food Services35330285.637032487.6-2.0%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing997575.81078983.2-7.4%
Information Media and Telecommunications2727100.01616100.00%
Financial and Insurance Services463984.8383386.8-2.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services544685.2514384.3+0.9%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services15714089.217816492.1-3.0%
Administrative and Support Services907482.2907886.7-4.4%
Public Administration and Safety16811467.919414072.2-4.3%
Education and Training34225875.433824371.9+3.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance52538974.143334479.4-5.4%
Arts and Recreation Services524688.5655787.7+0.8%
Other Services12711086.612610885.7+0.9%
Industry not classified15411977.31018786.1-8.9%

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: 86.6% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.1% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.4% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 67.9% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.2% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.8% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.6% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.0% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.7% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.8% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 70.9% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 60.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.8% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 110 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 46 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 389 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 258 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 114 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 74 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 140 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 46 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 39 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 27 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 75 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 302 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 306 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 39 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 174 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 18 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 210 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 6 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 307 Other Services, Total local workers: 127 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 52 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 525 Education and Training, Total local workers: 342 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 168 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 90 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 157 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 54 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 46 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 27 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 99 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 353 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 360 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 43 Construction, Total local workers: 296 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 22 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 296 Mining, Total local workers: 10 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 338
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, Bellingen Shire: +0.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Bellingen Shire: +0.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Bellingen Shire: -5.4% Education and Training, Bellingen Shire: +3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Bellingen Shire: -4.3% Administrative and Support Services, Bellingen Shire: -4.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Bellingen Shire: -3.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Bellingen Shire: +0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Bellingen Shire: -2.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Bellingen Shire: 0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Bellingen Shire: -7.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Bellingen Shire: -2.0% Retail Trade, Bellingen Shire: +2.3% Wholesale Trade, Bellingen Shire: +19.3% Construction, Bellingen Shire: -13.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Bellingen Shire: -18.2% Manufacturing, Bellingen Shire: -5.8% Mining, Bellingen Shire: -40.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Bellingen Shire: +6.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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