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Employment self-containment

In 2021, 40.4% of Dungog Shire Council’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 Dungog Shire Council 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
Dungog Shire Council20212016Change
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 Fishing39334287.040735086.0+1.0%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services702130.0772532.5-2.5%
Wholesale Trade1012221.8541935.2-13.4%
Retail Trade35719654.933316348.9+6.0%
Accommodation and Food Services19011761.620113064.7-3.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1997437.21898142.9-5.7%
Information Media and Telecommunications24729.214321.4+7.7%
Financial and Insurance Services752330.7662131.8-1.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services592644.1442045.5-1.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2189242.221511252.1-9.9%
Administrative and Support Services1343828.41114742.3-14.0%
Public Administration and Safety2056431.22006633.0-1.8%
Education and Training34315444.929014550.0-5.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance52417633.640813132.1+1.5%
Arts and Recreation Services331545.5201575.0-29.5%
Other Services1948845.41777542.4+3.0%
Industry not classified1757744.01506342.0+2.0%
Total Industries4,3831,77140.43,8581,66443.1-2.7%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021 Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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