Cowra Shire

Employment self-sufficiency

In 2021, 88.2% of Cowra 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

  • Industry
  • Occupations
Employment self-sufficiency by Industry
Cowra Shire20212016Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the regionTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the region2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing77268288.376769690.7-2.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services555294.54242100.0-5.5%
Wholesale Trade16014188.112110586.8+1.4%
Retail Trade47944893.547543892.2+1.3%
Accommodation and Food Services36132991.134932793.7-2.6%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing18516689.717715587.6+2.2%
Information Media and Telecommunications201785.02121100.0-15.0%
Financial and Insurance Services434093.0524994.2-1.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4040100.04343100.0--%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12311996.711410894.7+2.0%
Administrative and Support Services1089991.7888495.5-3.8%
Public Administration and Safety27223084.624120585.1-0.5%
Education and Training40635186.537834190.2-3.8%
Health Care and Social Assistance71461385.961452785.8+0.0%
Arts and Recreation Services3232100.03939100.0--%
Other Services19417992.318617795.2-2.9%
Industry not classified21218687.715114294.0-6.3%
Total Industries4,8644,28988.24,5414,03488.8-0.7%

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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