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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 49.9% of the Cook Shire’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 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. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. Cook Shire is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for the Cook Shire.

Employment self-sufficiency by industry
Cook Shire2016
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Cook Shire% industry self- sufficiency
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing24819578.6
Mining89330.3
Manufacturing561526.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services221986.4
Construction20612862.1
Wholesale Trade9666.7
Retail Trade110110100.0
Accommodation and Food Services20018090.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing513364.7
Information Media and Telecommunications33100.0
Financial and Insurance Services400.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services66100.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services393076.9
Administrative and Support Services474493.6
Public Administration and Safety23114663.2
Education and Training16414085.4
Health Care and Social Assistance20017989.5
Arts and Recreation Services564478.6
Other Services625690.3
Industry not classified1026462.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 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: 90.3% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.5% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.4% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.2% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 0.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.7% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 66.7% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 86.4% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 26.8% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 0.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.6% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 56 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 44 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 179 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 140 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 146 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 44 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 30 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 6 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 0 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 33 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 180 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 110 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 6 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 128 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 19 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 15 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 3 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 195 Other Services, Total local workers: 62 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 56 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 200 Education and Training, Total local workers: 164 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 231 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 47 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 39 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 6 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 4 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 51 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 200 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 110 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 9 Construction, Total local workers: 206 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 22 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 56 Mining, Total local workers: 893 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 248
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
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