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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 95.2% 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.

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, Broken Hill City 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
Broken Hill City20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Broken Hill City% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Broken Hill City% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1186655.9682739.7+16.2%
Mining72467993.867163294.2-0.4%
Manufacturing143143100.019919296.5+3.5%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services138138100.0178178100.00%
Construction28928297.631530396.2+1.4%
Wholesale Trade123123100.0135135100.00%
Retail Trade82381999.591891599.7-0.2%
Accommodation and Food Services66564997.668167198.5-0.9%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing239239100.0248248100.00%
Information Media and Telecommunications6565100.06666100.00%
Financial and Insurance Services8989100.0101101100.00%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6161100.05050100.00%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12512297.616316098.2-0.6%
Administrative and Support Services19018496.8193193100.0-3.2%
Public Administration and Safety47847298.753152097.9+0.8%
Education and Training57356398.356556299.5-1.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,2751,23096.51,1281,09897.3-0.9%
Arts and Recreation Services6060100.05252100.00%
Other Services28928297.626225697.7-0.1%
Industry not classified232232100.0182182100.00%

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: 97.6% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.5% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.3% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.7% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.6% 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: 97.6% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 99.5% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 55.9% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 282 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 60 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 1,230 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 563 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 472 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 184 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 122 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 61 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 89 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 65 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 239 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 649 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 819 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 123 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 282 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 138 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 143 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 679 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 66 Other Services, Total local workers: 289 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 60 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 1,275 Education and Training, Total local workers: 573 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 478 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 190 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 125 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 61 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 89 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 65 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 239 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 665 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 823 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 123 Construction, Total local workers: 289 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 138 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 143 Mining, Total local workers: 724 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 118
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, Broken Hill City: -0.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Broken Hill City: 0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Broken Hill City: -0.9% Education and Training, Broken Hill City: -1.2% Public Administration and Safety, Broken Hill City: +0.8% Administrative and Support Services, Broken Hill City: -3.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Broken Hill City: -0.6% 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: 0% Accommodation and Food Services, Broken Hill City: -0.9% Retail Trade, Broken Hill City: -0.2% Wholesale Trade, Broken Hill City: 0% Construction, Broken Hill City: +1.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Broken Hill City: 0% Manufacturing, Broken Hill City: +3.5% Mining, Broken Hill City: -0.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Broken Hill City: +16.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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