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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 87.8% of Cassowary Coast’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 the Cassowary Coast 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 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, Cassowary Coast 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-containment by industry
Cassowary Coast20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Cassowary Coast% resident workers employed in the Cassowary CoastTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Cassowary Coast% resident workers employed in the Cassowary Coast2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,6252,36690.12,0651,95694.7-4.6%
Mining2054120.02172812.9+7.1%
Manufacturing92887594.31,02298095.9-1.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services12311593.514813792.6+0.9%
Construction74147363.897888990.9-27.1%
Wholesale Trade18718498.427125594.1+4.3%
Retail Trade1,0841,02794.71,3021,27097.5-2.8%
Accommodation and Food Services75071895.783279695.7+0.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing50944787.847845394.8-7.0%
Information Media and Telecommunications484491.7675988.1+3.6%
Financial and Insurance Services12111897.514814598.0-0.5%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services12011696.716716397.6-0.9%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services31128190.431429794.6-4.2%
Administrative and Support Services34427479.724121790.0-10.4%
Public Administration and Safety59252588.759756093.8-5.1%
Education and Training93889495.383179495.5-0.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,1201,03192.11,1551,08694.0-2.0%
Arts and Recreation Services13111487.010810496.3-9.3%
Other Services44740690.843141496.1-5.2%
Industry not classified58051889.333932194.7-5.4%

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-containment by industry 2016
Employment self-containment by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-containment: 90.8% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 87.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 92.1% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 95.3% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 88.7% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 79.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 90.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 96.7% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 97.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 91.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 87.8% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 95.7% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 94.7% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 98.4% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 63.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 93.5% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 94.3% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 20.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 90.1% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 406 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 114 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 1,031 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 894 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 525 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 274 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 281 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 116 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 118 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 44 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 447 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 718 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 1,027 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 184 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 473 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 115 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 875 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 41 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 2,366 Other Services, Total resident workers: 447 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 131 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 1,120 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 938 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 592 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 344 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 311 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 120 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 121 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 48 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 509 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 750 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 1,084 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 187 Construction, Total resident workers: 741 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 123 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 928 Mining, Total resident workers: 205 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 2,625
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016 Other Services, Cassowary Coast: -5.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Cassowary Coast: -9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cassowary Coast: -2.0% Education and Training, Cassowary Coast: -0.2% Public Administration and Safety, Cassowary Coast: -5.1% Administrative and Support Services, Cassowary Coast: -10.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cassowary Coast: -4.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cassowary Coast: -0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Cassowary Coast: -0.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cassowary Coast: +3.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cassowary Coast: -7.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Cassowary Coast: +0.1% Retail Trade, Cassowary Coast: -2.8% Wholesale Trade, Cassowary Coast: +4.3% Construction, Cassowary Coast: -27.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cassowary Coast: +0.9% Manufacturing, Cassowary Coast: -1.6% Mining, Cassowary Coast: +7.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cassowary Coast: -4.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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