Broken Hill City

Employment self-containment

In 2021, 94.4% of Broken Hill City’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 Broken Hill City 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
Broken Hill City20212016Change
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 Fishing612642.61186655.9-13.3%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services12312097.6138138100.0-2.4%
Wholesale Trade15114898.012612397.6+0.4%
Retail Trade77577199.582581999.3+0.2%
Accommodation and Food Services60058497.366164998.2-0.8%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing26925193.325623993.4+0.0%
Information Media and Telecommunications494591.86565100.0-8.2%
Financial and Insurance Services6969100.08989100.0--%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services605795.06161100.0-5.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12111292.612912294.6-2.0%
Administrative and Support Services22520691.620418490.2+1.4%
Public Administration and Safety46744895.948647297.1-1.2%
Education and Training60158697.557556397.9-0.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,5581,51997.51,2611,23097.5+0.0%
Arts and Recreation Services8080100.0636095.2+4.8%
Other Services27927397.829128296.9+0.9%
Industry not classified24322893.8232232100.0-6.2%
Total Industries7,1426,73994.46,8516,49294.8-0.4%

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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Broken Hill City

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