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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 95.9% of Broken Hill City’s local workers were residents and this proportion has remained stable since 2006.

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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Employment self-sufficiency by industry
Broken Hill City20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Broken Hill City% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Broken Hill City% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing471225.51172924.8+0.8%
Mining63356889.767163995.2-5.5%
Manufacturing19217591.122521896.9-5.7%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services174174100.018418198.4+1.6%
Construction28126594.324824197.2-2.9%
Wholesale Trade132132100.016916497.0+3.0%
Retail Trade875875100.098698399.7+0.3%
Accommodation and Food Services64863297.559158398.6-1.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing222222100.022722498.7+1.3%
Information Media and Telecommunications6565100.07676100.00%
Financial and Insurance Services100100100.09797100.00%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4949100.07373100.00%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services15715296.814313191.6+5.2%
Administrative and Support Services172172100.0171171100.00%
Public Administration and Safety51850497.353251797.2+0.1%
Education and Training56454797.050949697.4-0.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,1061,04994.81,02097395.4-0.6%
Arts and Recreation Services5151100.0514690.2+9.8%
Other Services26124694.327526395.6-1.4%
Industry not classified5454100.04646100.00%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2011
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2011 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.3% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.8% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.0% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.3% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.5% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.1% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 25.5% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 246 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 51 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 1,049 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 547 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 504 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 172 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 152 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 49 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 100 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 65 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 222 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 632 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 875 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 132 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 265 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 174 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 175 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 568 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 12 Other Services, Total local workers: 261 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 51 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 1,106 Education and Training, Total local workers: 564 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 518 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 172 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 157 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 49 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 100 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 65 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 222 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 648 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 875 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 132 Construction, Total local workers: 281 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 174 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 192 Mining, Total local workers: 633 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 47
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011.
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2006 to 2011
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2006 to 2011 Other Services, Broken Hill City: -1.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Broken Hill City: +9.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Broken Hill City: -0.6% Education and Training, Broken Hill City: -0.5% Public Administration and Safety, Broken Hill City: +0.1% Administrative and Support Services, Broken Hill City: 0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Broken Hill City: +5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Broken Hill City: 0% Financial and Insurance Services, Broken Hill City: 0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Broken Hill City: 0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Broken Hill City: +1.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Broken Hill City: -1.1% Retail Trade, Broken Hill City: +0.3% Wholesale Trade, Broken Hill City: +3.0% Construction, Broken Hill City: -2.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Broken Hill City: +1.6% Manufacturing, Broken Hill City: -5.7% Mining, Broken Hill City: -5.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Broken Hill City: +0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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