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Gladstone Regional Council area

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 90.6% of Gladstone Regional Council area’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 Gladstone Regional Council area 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, Gladstone Regional Council area 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
Gladstone Regional Council area20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Gladstone Regional Council area% resident workers employed in Gladstone Regional Council areaTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Gladstone Regional Council area% resident workers employed in Gladstone Regional Council area2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing50142885.441338593.2-7.8%
Mining96368471.090162969.8+1.2%
Manufacturing3,6713,57697.44,7384,67598.7-1.3%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services77871992.471768295.1-2.7%
Construction2,9482,28077.33,3973,23095.1-17.7%
Wholesale Trade52649894.767665396.6-1.9%
Retail Trade2,5652,49197.12,6492,62599.1-2.0%
Accommodation and Food Services1,8131,75296.61,6601,62698.0-1.3%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,1852,07194.82,0982,05497.9-3.1%
Information Media and Telecommunications11010393.69696100.0-6.4%
Financial and Insurance Services245245100.030729194.8+5.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services46644294.850650399.4-4.6%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5591,33285.41,9601,91697.8-12.3%
Administrative and Support Services82467381.763860494.7-13.0%
Public Administration and Safety1,1901,12294.31,0821,05097.0-2.8%
Education and Training2,1332,05996.51,7461,71298.1-1.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance2,0621,96595.31,7631,70796.8-1.5%
Arts and Recreation Services18515985.9125125100.0-14.1%
Other Services97790792.892790697.7-4.9%
Industry not classified1,12499988.970970499.3-10.4%

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-containment by industry 2016
Employment self-containment by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-containment: 92.8% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 85.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 95.3% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 96.5% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 94.3% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 81.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 85.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 94.8% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 93.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 94.8% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 96.6% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 97.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 94.7% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 77.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 92.4% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 97.4% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 71.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 85.4% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 907 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 159 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 1,965 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 2,059 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 1,122 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 673 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,332 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 442 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 245 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 103 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 2,071 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,752 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 2,491 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 498 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 2,280 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 719 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 3,576 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 684 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 428 Other Services, Total resident workers: 977 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 185 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 2,062 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 2,133 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 1,190 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 824 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 1,559 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 466 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 245 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 110 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 2,185 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 1,813 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 2,565 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 526 Construction, Total resident workers: 2,948 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 778 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 3,671 Mining, Total resident workers: 963 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 501
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, Gladstone Regional Council area: -4.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -14.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gladstone Regional Council area: -1.5% Education and Training, Gladstone Regional Council area: -1.5% Public Administration and Safety, Gladstone Regional Council area: -2.8% Administrative and Support Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -13.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -12.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -4.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: +5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gladstone Regional Council area: -6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -3.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -1.3% Retail Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: -2.0% Wholesale Trade, Gladstone Regional Council area: -1.9% Construction, Gladstone Regional Council area: -17.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gladstone Regional Council area: -2.7% Manufacturing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -1.3% Mining, Gladstone Regional Council area: +1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gladstone Regional Council area: -7.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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