Cowra Shire

Employment self-containment

In 2021, 83.8% of Cowra Shire’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 Cowra Shire 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
Cowra Shire20212016Change
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 Fishing82768282.581769685.2-2.7%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services565292.9484287.5+5.4%
Wholesale Trade16314186.512610583.3+3.2%
Retail Trade47644894.146743893.8+0.3%
Accommodation and Food Services34432995.635232792.9+2.7%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing20016683.016415594.5-11.5%
Information Media and Telecommunications201785.0242187.5-2.5%
Financial and Insurance Services524076.9524994.2-17.3%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services434093.0474391.5+1.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services15011979.313010883.1-3.7%
Administrative and Support Services1329975.01218469.4+5.6%
Public Administration and Safety26823085.824520583.7+2.2%
Education and Training42635182.440534184.2-1.8%
Health Care and Social Assistance71761385.558452790.2-4.7%
Arts and Recreation Services3232100.0463984.8+15.2%
Other Services19817990.418617795.2-4.8%
Industry not classified23418679.516814284.5-5.0%
Total Industries5,1164,28983.84,7664,03484.6-0.8%

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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Cowra Shire

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