Berrigan Shire

Employment self-sufficiency

In 2021, 78.1% of Berrigan 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

  • Industry
  • Occupations
Employment self-sufficiency by Industry
Berrigan Shire20212016Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the regionTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the region2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing54944981.855645882.4-0.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2929100.0322990.6+9.4%
Wholesale Trade826680.5916874.7+5.8%
Retail Trade20718087.021819589.4-2.5%
Accommodation and Food Services30923174.830823776.9-2.2%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing14711578.217513275.4+2.8%
Information Media and Telecommunications88100.099100.0--%
Financial and Insurance Services1414100.09666.7+33.3%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1010100.0171482.4+17.7%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services745979.7625995.2-15.4%
Administrative and Support Services624674.2614980.3-6.1%
Public Administration and Safety886877.3958286.3-9.0%
Education and Training21016076.220816579.3-3.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance32326281.129023781.7-0.6%
Arts and Recreation Services352057.1292172.4-15.3%
Other Services988687.81069690.6-2.8%
Industry not classified1068883.01189278.0+5.1%
Total Industries2,7232,12778.12,6722,15180.5-2.4%

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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Berrigan Shire

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