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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 89.0% of Cairns’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 work data 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 Cairns in the local area, and is updated annually. The Resident workers section will provide the characteristics of resident workers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Employment self-containment by industry
Cairns2016
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Cairns% resident workers employed in Cairns
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,14593781.8
Mining1,03618417.8
Manufacturing2,6602,46292.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services65859290.0
Construction5,8544,24272.5
Wholesale Trade1,6861,57693.5
Retail Trade7,6757,35095.8
Accommodation and Food Services7,2266,90495.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,5613,93186.2
Information Media and Telecommunications58452990.6
Financial and Insurance Services1,0751,04196.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4521,40196.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,3523,14493.8
Administrative and Support Services3,0832,58183.7
Public Administration and Safety5,7565,15489.5
Education and Training6,4795,99592.5
Health Care and Social Assistance10,4049,80494.2
Arts and Recreation Services1,4301,27289.0
Other Services3,0402,82392.9
Industry not classified2,7782,44588.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment self-containment by industry 2016
Employment self-containment by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-containment: 92.9% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 89.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 94.2% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 92.5% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 89.5% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 83.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 93.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 96.5% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 96.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 90.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 86.2% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 95.5% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 95.8% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 93.5% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 72.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 90.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 92.6% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 17.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 81.8% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,823 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,272 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 9,804 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 5,995 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 5,154 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,581 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 3,144 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,401 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,041 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 529 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 3,931 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 6,904 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 7,350 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 1,576 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 4,242 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 592 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 2,462 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 184 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 937 Other Services, Total resident workers: 3,040 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 1,430 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 10,404 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 6,479 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 5,756 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 3,083 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 3,352 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 1,452 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 1,075 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 584 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 4,561 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 7,226 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 7,675 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 1,686 Construction, Total resident workers: 5,854 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 658 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 2,660 Mining, Total resident workers: 1,036 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 1,145
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
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