Edward River Council

Employment self-containment

In 2021, 87.1% of Edward River 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 Edward River 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
Edward River 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 Fishing65350777.662743869.9+7.8%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1019291.1103103100.0-8.9%
Wholesale Trade837792.8937479.6+13.2%
Retail Trade33532797.633632997.9-0.3%
Accommodation and Food Services22321395.524924698.8-3.3%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing13011487.717313075.1+12.6%
Information Media and Telecommunications1919100.01717100.0--%
Financial and Insurance Services5656100.0767396.1+4.0%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2020100.0262284.6+15.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services11911092.414814195.3-2.8%
Administrative and Support Services785874.4845869.0+5.3%
Public Administration and Safety23820987.818917994.7-6.9%
Education and Training31528389.827023988.5+1.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance57754895.048346796.7-1.7%
Arts and Recreation Services332987.9171482.4+5.5%
Other Services13412391.813212594.7-2.9%
Industry not classified15912779.914111078.0+1.9%
Total Industries3,7383,25687.13,7793,24285.8+1.3%

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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Edward River Council

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