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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 30.3% of the City of Boroondara’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, City of Boroondara 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
City of Boroondara20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Boroondara% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Boroondara% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1506543.3887180.7-37.4%
Mining432967.4573256.1+11.3%
Manufacturing1,85156230.42,23863528.4+2.0%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2243214.31022120.6-6.3%
Construction3,98696624.23,6271,07329.6-5.4%
Wholesale Trade1,85651727.92,41075131.2-3.3%
Retail Trade9,0342,48727.58,8832,64329.8-2.2%
Accommodation and Food Services4,5981,79239.03,7221,60343.1-4.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,76233318.92,54341416.3+2.6%
Information Media and Telecommunications85234941.01,22739732.4+8.6%
Financial and Insurance Services2,99189830.03,64196726.6+3.5%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,99376638.41,46456738.7-0.3%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services10,0553,52335.010,4343,54233.9+1.1%
Administrative and Support Services2,24267930.31,80062234.6-4.3%
Public Administration and Safety1,81740322.21,42332422.8-0.6%
Education and Training10,3582,94728.58,9282,84431.9-3.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance10,6452,85026.89,3372,70028.9-2.1%
Arts and Recreation Services1,11756750.889349355.2-4.4%
Other Services2,46372129.32,62269626.5+2.7%
Industry not classified2,9691,10637.31,44447733.0+4.2%

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-sufficiency by industry 2016
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 29.3% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 50.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 26.8% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 28.5% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 22.2% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 30.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 35.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 38.4% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 30.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 41.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 18.9% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 39.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 27.5% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 27.9% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 24.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 14.3% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 30.4% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 67.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 43.3% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 721 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 567 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 2,850 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 2,947 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 403 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 679 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,523 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 766 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 898 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 349 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 333 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,792 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 2,487 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 517 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 966 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 32 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 562 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 29 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 65 Other Services, Total local workers: 2,463 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 1,117 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 10,645 Education and Training, Total local workers: 10,358 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 1,817 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 2,242 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 10,055 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,993 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 2,991 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 852 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,762 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 4,598 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 9,034 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 1,856 Construction, Total local workers: 3,986 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 224 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 1,851 Mining, Total local workers: 43 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 150
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, City of Boroondara: +2.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Boroondara: -4.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Boroondara: -2.1% Education and Training, City of Boroondara: -3.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Boroondara: -0.6% Administrative and Support Services, City of Boroondara: -4.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Boroondara: +1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Boroondara: -0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Boroondara: +3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Boroondara: +8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Boroondara: +2.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Boroondara: -4.1% Retail Trade, City of Boroondara: -2.2% Wholesale Trade, City of Boroondara: -3.3% Construction, City of Boroondara: -5.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Boroondara: -6.3% Manufacturing, City of Boroondara: +2.0% Mining, City of Boroondara: +11.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Boroondara: -37.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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