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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 95.5% of Cairns’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, Cairns 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
Cairns20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Cairns% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Cairns% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,04993789.377266486.0+3.3%
Mining20618489.320617986.9+2.4%
Manufacturing2,6162,46294.13,3253,19196.0-1.9%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services61759295.964660092.9+3.1%
Construction4,5014,24294.24,4134,20395.2-1.0%
Wholesale Trade1,6061,57698.12,1112,06998.0+0.1%
Retail Trade7,6007,35096.78,0517,88898.0-1.3%
Accommodation and Food Services7,0866,90497.46,4936,35997.9-0.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,1573,93194.64,1814,01296.0-1.4%
Information Media and Telecommunications55052996.264459592.4+3.8%
Financial and Insurance Services1,0741,04196.91,1691,14097.5-0.6%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4411,40197.21,3491,30696.8+0.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,2463,14496.93,3333,21296.4+0.5%
Administrative and Support Services2,6642,58196.92,0501,99997.5-0.6%
Public Administration and Safety5,3815,15495.85,4335,23296.3-0.5%
Education and Training6,2185,99596.45,4745,27396.3+0.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance10,2689,80495.58,6858,36996.4-0.9%
Arts and Recreation Services1,3181,27296.51,1561,13297.9-1.4%
Other Services2,9172,82396.82,7432,65496.80%
Industry not classified2,5522,44595.81,5351,48997.0-1.2%

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: 96.8% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.5% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.4% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.8% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.2% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.6% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.4% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.7% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.1% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.9% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.1% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.3% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,823 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,272 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 9,804 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 5,995 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 5,154 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,581 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,144 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,401 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,041 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 529 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 3,931 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 6,904 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 7,350 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,576 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 4,242 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 592 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 2,462 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 184 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 937 Other Services, Total local workers: 2,917 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 1,318 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 10,268 Education and Training, Total local workers: 6,218 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 5,381 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 2,664 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 3,246 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,441 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 1,074 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 550 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 4,157 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 7,086 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 7,600 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 1,606 Construction, Total local workers: 4,501 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 617 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 2,616 Mining, Total local workers: 206 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 1,049
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, Cairns: 0% Arts and Recreation Services, Cairns: -1.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cairns: -0.9% Education and Training, Cairns: +0.1% Public Administration and Safety, Cairns: -0.5% Administrative and Support Services, Cairns: -0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cairns: +0.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cairns: +0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Cairns: -0.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cairns: +3.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cairns: -1.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Cairns: -0.5% Retail Trade, Cairns: -1.3% Wholesale Trade, Cairns: +0.1% Construction, Cairns: -1.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cairns: +3.1% Manufacturing, Cairns: -1.9% Mining, Cairns: +2.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cairns: +3.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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