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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 70.6% of City of Darwin’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, 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-sufficiency by industry
City of Darwin20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in City of Darwin% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in City of Darwin% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing18611360.817612470.5-9.7%
Mining25513051.029317058.0-7.0%
Manufacturing1,14675866.11,6911,05562.4+3.8%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services92054058.773445862.4-3.7%
Construction3,3442,11863.32,7211,89869.8-6.4%
Wholesale Trade86953461.41,13073665.1-3.7%
Retail Trade3,7412,78974.63,8472,91075.6-1.1%
Accommodation and Food Services3,3672,94587.52,8672,46786.0+1.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,8931,28768.02,2391,50367.1+0.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications62346574.667451276.0-1.3%
Financial and Insurance Services78652767.091364670.8-3.7%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services94364468.385465977.2-8.9%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,9932,21474.02,9892,30977.2-3.3%
Administrative and Support Services1,3901,03774.61,33796872.4+2.2%
Public Administration and Safety8,4805,53965.39,0706,20668.4-3.1%
Education and Training3,9853,10577.93,5362,86781.1-3.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance5,6784,32876.25,0483,87576.8-0.5%
Arts and Recreation Services1,22895377.61,01483682.4-4.8%
Other Services1,6421,10367.21,5771,08568.8-1.6%
Industry not classified1,8151,26869.961745273.3-3.4%

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: 67.2% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.2% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.9% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 65.3% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.3% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 67.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.0% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.5% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.6% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.4% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.7% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 66.1% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 51.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 60.8% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,103 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 953 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 4,328 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 3,105 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 5,539 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,037 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,214 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 644 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 527 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 465 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 1,287 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,945 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 2,789 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 534 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 2,118 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 540 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 758 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 130 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 113 Other Services, Total local workers: 1,642 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 1,228 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 5,678 Education and Training, Total local workers: 3,985 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 8,480 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,390 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 2,993 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 943 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 786 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 623 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,893 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 3,367 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 3,741 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 869 Construction, Total local workers: 3,344 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 920 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 1,146 Mining, Total local workers: 255 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 186
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, City of Darwin: -1.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Darwin: -4.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Darwin: -0.5% Education and Training, City of Darwin: -3.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of Darwin: -3.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Darwin: +2.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Darwin: -3.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Darwin: -8.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Darwin: -3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Darwin: -1.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Darwin: +0.9% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Darwin: +1.4% Retail Trade, City of Darwin: -1.1% Wholesale Trade, City of Darwin: -3.7% Construction, City of Darwin: -6.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Darwin: -3.7% Manufacturing, City of Darwin: +3.8% Mining, City of Darwin: -7.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Darwin: -9.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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