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West Coast Council area

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 73.3% of West Coast Council area’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, West Coast Council area 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
West Coast Council area20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in West Coast Council area% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Cradle Coast Region% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1028078.4605490.0-11.6%
Mining65432149.11,00156156.0-7.0%
Manufacturing2323100.0817390.1+9.9%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services352262.9333090.9-28.1%
Construction665075.81198672.3+3.5%
Wholesale Trade77100.0241875.0+25.0%
Retail Trade12211392.613713497.8-5.2%
Accommodation and Food Services22421796.931830495.6+1.3%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6363100.08787100.00%
Information Media and Telecommunications1010100.01111100.00%
Financial and Insurance Services88100.01111100.00%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services77100.088100.00%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1414100.02727100.00%
Administrative and Support Services706694.3816884.0+10.3%
Public Administration and Safety848196.411310794.7+1.7%
Education and Training13612088.213612692.6-4.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance8282100.0877788.5+11.5%
Arts and Recreation Services1515100.01616100.00%
Other Services4848100.0635993.7+6.4%
Industry not classified4141100.0413380.5+19.5%

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: 100.0% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.2% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.6% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.9% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 49.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.4% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 48 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 15 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 82 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 120 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 81 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 66 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 14 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 7 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 8 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 10 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 63 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 217 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 113 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 7 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 50 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 22 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 23 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 321 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 80 Other Services, Total local workers: 48 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 15 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 82 Education and Training, Total local workers: 136 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 84 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 70 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 14 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 7 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 8 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 10 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 63 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 224 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 122 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 7 Construction, Total local workers: 66 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 35 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 23 Mining, Total local workers: 654 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 102
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, West Coast Council area: +6.4% Arts and Recreation Services, West Coast Council area: 0% Health Care and Social Assistance, West Coast Council area: +11.5% Education and Training, West Coast Council area: -4.4% Public Administration and Safety, West Coast Council area: +1.7% Administrative and Support Services, West Coast Council area: +10.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Coast Council area: 0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Coast Council area: 0% Financial and Insurance Services, West Coast Council area: 0% Information Media and Telecommunications, West Coast Council area: 0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Coast Council area: 0% Accommodation and Food Services, West Coast Council area: +1.3% Retail Trade, West Coast Council area: -5.2% Wholesale Trade, West Coast Council area: +25.0% Construction, West Coast Council area: +3.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Coast Council area: -28.1% Manufacturing, West Coast Council area: +9.9% Mining, West Coast Council area: -7.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Coast Council area: -11.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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