Broken Hill City

Employment self-sufficiency

In 2021, 95.8% of Broken Hill City’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
Broken Hill City20212016Change
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 Fishing412663.41186655.9+7.5%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services12412096.8138138100.0-3.2%
Wholesale Trade148148100.0123123100.0--%
Retail Trade77577199.582381999.5+0.0%
Accommodation and Food Services60258497.066564997.6-0.6%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing251251100.0239239100.0--%
Information Media and Telecommunications4545100.06565100.0--%
Financial and Insurance Services766990.88989100.0-9.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5757100.06161100.0--%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services112112100.012512297.6+2.4%
Administrative and Support Services206206100.019018496.8+3.2%
Public Administration and Safety45544898.547847298.7-0.3%
Education and Training59358698.857356398.3+0.6%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,5771,51996.31,2751,23096.5-0.1%
Arts and Recreation Services8080100.06060100.0--%
Other Services27627398.928928297.6+1.3%
Industry not classified228228100.0232232100.0--%
Total Industries7,0376,73995.86,8196,49295.2+0.6%

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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