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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 89.7% of Coffs Harbour City’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, Coffs Harbour City 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
Coffs Harbour City20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Coffs Harbour City% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Coffs Harbour City% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5661,41390.294088293.8-3.6%
Mining454293.3453884.4+8.9%
Manufacturing94485690.71,3441,24992.9-2.3%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services23120689.225623190.2-1.1%
Construction2,1081,87989.11,9771,77489.7-0.6%
Wholesale Trade56449187.171664590.1-3.0%
Retail Trade3,7663,47492.23,9273,67593.6-1.3%
Accommodation and Food Services2,8352,67294.32,8142,66794.8-0.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing99587487.894484689.6-1.8%
Information Media and Telecommunications28725388.232830091.5-3.3%
Financial and Insurance Services47444393.561856491.3+2.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services52348292.252749393.5-1.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2801,19093.01,2381,16894.3-1.4%
Administrative and Support Services88980490.472166191.7-1.2%
Public Administration and Safety1,7411,50786.61,6581,47388.8-2.3%
Education and Training2,6372,32488.12,4312,12087.2+0.9%
Health Care and Social Assistance5,2164,59188.04,5044,01589.1-1.1%
Arts and Recreation Services44139288.940036491.0-2.1%
Other Services1,1441,06993.41,1341,05993.4+0.1%
Industry not classified99593293.754550392.3+1.4%

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-sufficiency by industry 2016
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.4% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.0% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.1% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 86.6% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.2% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.8% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.3% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.2% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.1% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.2% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.7% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.2% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,069 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 392 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 4,591 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 2,324 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 1,507 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 804 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,190 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 482 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 443 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 253 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 874 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,672 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 3,474 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 491 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 1,879 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 206 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 856 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 42 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 1,413 Other Services, Total local workers: 1,144 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 441 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 5,216 Education and Training, Total local workers: 2,637 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 1,741 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 889 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 1,280 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 523 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 474 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 287 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 995 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 2,835 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 3,766 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 564 Construction, Total local workers: 2,108 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 231 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 944 Mining, Total local workers: 45 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 1,566
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, Coffs Harbour City: +0.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Coffs Harbour City: -2.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Coffs Harbour City: -1.1% Education and Training, Coffs Harbour City: +0.9% Public Administration and Safety, Coffs Harbour City: -2.3% Administrative and Support Services, Coffs Harbour City: -1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Coffs Harbour City: -1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Coffs Harbour City: -1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Coffs Harbour City: +2.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Coffs Harbour City: -3.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Coffs Harbour City: -1.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Coffs Harbour City: -0.5% Retail Trade, Coffs Harbour City: -1.3% Wholesale Trade, Coffs Harbour City: -3.0% Construction, Coffs Harbour City: -0.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Coffs Harbour City: -1.1% Manufacturing, Coffs Harbour City: -2.3% Mining, Coffs Harbour City: +8.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Coffs Harbour City: -3.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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