Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

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Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

Employment self-sufficiency

In 2021, 97.4% of the Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils’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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

  • Industry
  • Occupations
Employment self-sufficiency by Industry
Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils20212016Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the regionTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the region2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7,7987,65198.17,5567,33797.1+1.0%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2781,26899.21,00799598.8+0.4%
Wholesale Trade2,2392,21799.02,2282,20098.7+0.3%
Retail Trade11,51911,43899.311,46911,31998.7+0.6%
Accommodation and Food Services11,72711,42097.410,89210,64097.7-0.3%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,6635,52297.55,7895,62697.2+0.3%
Information Media and Telecommunications57556798.673272699.2-0.6%
Financial and Insurance Services1,3151,31199.71,4881,47699.2+0.5%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,7441,73699.51,9141,89899.2+0.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,7084,60197.74,4144,36999.0-1.3%
Administrative and Support Services3,6313,54397.63,8873,84899.0-1.4%
Public Administration and Safety8,4118,26198.28,1847,99697.7+0.5%
Education and Training10,62810,47898.69,7069,59098.8-0.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance19,22318,96498.714,67414,44998.5+0.2%
Arts and Recreation Services1,6441,62799.01,9281,91199.1-0.1%
Other Services4,9914,95999.44,4044,38599.6-0.2%
Industry not classified4,6984,63398.64,3354,25998.2+0.4%
Total Industries117,017114,02497.4108,697105,27696.9+0.6%

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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Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils

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