Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Employment self-containment

In 2021, 86.4% of the Cassowary Coast Regional Council’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 workdata 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 Regional Council in the local area, and is updated annually. 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-containment by Industry
Cassowary Coast Regional Council20212016Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the region% of resident workers employed in the regionTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the region% of resident workers employed in the region2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,5032,30091.92,6252,36690.1+1.8%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services14813389.912311593.5-3.6%
Wholesale Trade20419495.118718498.4-3.3%
Retail Trade1,0551,00995.61,0841,02794.7+0.9%
Accommodation and Food Services76071694.275071895.7-1.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing50644788.350944787.8+0.5%
Information Media and Telecommunications403690.0484491.7-1.7%
Financial and Insurance Services11910285.712111897.5-11.8%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9898100.012011696.7+3.3%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services29524282.031128190.4-8.3%
Administrative and Support Services38626969.734427479.7-10.0%
Public Administration and Safety58951787.859252588.7-0.9%
Education and Training95590594.893889495.3-0.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,3461,22190.71,1201,03192.1-1.3%
Arts and Recreation Services757093.313111487.0+6.3%
Other Services42638490.144740690.8-0.7%
Industry not classified68057684.758051889.3-4.6%
Total Industries12,29710,62986.412,03510,57187.8-1.4%

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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