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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 77.2% of City of Darwin’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 work data 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 City of Darwin in the local area, and is updated annually. 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, City of Darwin 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-containment by industry
City of Darwin20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in City of Darwin% resident workers employed in City of DarwinTotal resident workersResident workers employed in City of Darwin% resident workers employed in City of Darwin2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing20111356.217712470.1-13.8%
Mining64513020.258717029.0-8.8%
Manufacturing1,05675871.81,3611,05577.5-5.7%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services67154080.554245884.5-4.0%
Construction4,0972,11851.72,5761,89873.7-22.0%
Wholesale Trade73353472.989973681.9-9.0%
Retail Trade3,1292,78989.13,1892,91091.3-2.1%
Accommodation and Food Services3,3662,94587.52,6792,46792.1-4.6%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,8561,28769.31,8971,50379.2-9.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications51046591.254151294.6-3.5%
Financial and Insurance Services56752792.968264694.7-1.8%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services71564490.172065991.5-1.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,8192,21478.52,4602,30993.9-15.3%
Administrative and Support Services1,3061,03779.41,11896886.6-7.2%
Public Administration and Safety7,6605,53972.37,8956,20678.6-6.3%
Education and Training3,6283,10585.63,2632,86787.9-2.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance4,7444,32891.24,1103,87594.3-3.1%
Arts and Recreation Services1,00595394.887083696.1-1.3%
Other Services1,2921,10385.41,2491,08586.9-1.5%
Industry not classified1,7481,26872.551645287.6-15.1%

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-containment by industry 2016
Employment self-containment by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-containment: 85.4% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 94.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 91.2% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 85.6% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 72.3% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 79.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 78.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 90.1% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 92.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 91.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 69.3% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 87.5% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 89.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 72.9% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 51.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 80.5% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 71.8% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 20.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 56.2% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,103 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 953 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 4,328 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 3,105 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 5,539 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,037 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,214 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 644 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 527 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 465 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,287 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,945 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 2,789 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 534 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 2,118 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 540 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 758 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 130 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 113 Other Services, Total resident workers: 1,292 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 1,005 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 4,744 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 3,628 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 7,660 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 1,306 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 2,819 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 715 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 567 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 510 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 1,856 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 3,366 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 3,129 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 733 Construction, Total resident workers: 4,097 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 671 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 1,056 Mining, Total resident workers: 645 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 201
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016 Other Services, City of Darwin: -1.5% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Darwin: -1.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Darwin: -3.1% Education and Training, City of Darwin: -2.3% Public Administration and Safety, City of Darwin: -6.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Darwin: -7.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Darwin: -15.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Darwin: -1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Darwin: -1.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Darwin: -3.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Darwin: -9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Darwin: -4.6% Retail Trade, City of Darwin: -2.1% Wholesale Trade, City of Darwin: -9.0% Construction, City of Darwin: -22.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Darwin: -4.0% Manufacturing, City of Darwin: -5.7% Mining, City of Darwin: -8.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Darwin: -13.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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