Charters Towers Regional Council

Employment self-containment

In 2021, 85.7% of Charters Towers 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 Charters Towers 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
Charters Towers 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 Fishing56351290.955447786.1+4.8%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2828100.02727100.0--%
Wholesale Trade767294.7837792.8+2.0%
Retail Trade40639697.544342195.0+2.5%
Accommodation and Food Services29528496.327525592.7+3.6%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing18113474.017512470.9+3.2%
Information Media and Telecommunications1717100.0211885.7+14.3%
Financial and Insurance Services3333100.03535100.0--%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services544277.83636100.0-22.2%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1008383.0857385.9-2.9%
Administrative and Support Services796075.9977981.4-5.5%
Public Administration and Safety27025895.628827093.8+1.8%
Education and Training64763197.561558695.3+2.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance58253792.353349392.5-0.2%
Arts and Recreation Services2424100.0353291.4+8.6%
Other Services15314393.517015591.2+2.3%
Industry not classified19516785.618516388.1-2.5%
Total Industries4,7454,06685.74,5633,81683.6+2.1%

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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Charters Towers Regional Council

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