Burwood Council

Employment self-sufficiency

In 2021, 18.2% of Burwood Council’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
Burwood Council20212016Change
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 Fishing44100.014535.7+64.3%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services00011654.5-54.5%
Wholesale Trade1114641.41064441.5-0.1%
Retail Trade1,75232718.72,13135016.4+2.2%
Accommodation and Food Services94127629.31,21724520.1+9.2%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,5941147.2850809.4-2.3%
Information Media and Telecommunications1294232.61404129.3+3.3%
Financial and Insurance Services56413924.67869311.8+12.8%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3849725.34248018.9+6.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,08238135.21,20924620.3+14.9%
Administrative and Support Services36913536.644111626.3+10.3%
Public Administration and Safety1,367826.01,622915.6+0.4%
Education and Training2,68532011.92,3081868.1+3.9%
Health Care and Social Assistance3,06137712.32,81636613.0-0.7%
Arts and Recreation Services834351.8902628.9+22.9%
Other Services4259422.153011020.8+1.4%
Industry not classified54814626.667815522.9+3.8%
Total Industries15,9412,90318.216,5672,49415.1+3.2%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021 Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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