Glenelg Shire

Employment self-containment

In 2021, 86.1% of Glenelg Shire’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 Glenelg Shire 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
Glenelg Shire20212016Change
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 Fishing1,2251,04585.31,1471,00087.2-1.9%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1108577.3786583.3-6.1%
Wholesale Trade22317779.419016586.8-7.5%
Retail Trade68863592.370164892.4-0.1%
Accommodation and Food Services49747194.852650696.2-1.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing52345186.252445586.8-0.6%
Information Media and Telecommunications3131100.03636100.0--%
Financial and Insurance Services635790.5766788.2+2.3%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services807593.8777090.9+2.9%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services19816181.322819886.8-5.5%
Administrative and Support Services20916076.617113176.6+0.0%
Public Administration and Safety49744389.142837086.4+2.7%
Education and Training60554690.256750288.5+1.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,3171,14787.11,13099888.3-1.2%
Arts and Recreation Services9494100.0747195.9+4.1%
Other Services31627386.428026293.6-7.2%
Industry not classified36329280.436633290.7-10.3%
Total Industries8,7787,56186.18,2607,22887.5-1.4%

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Glenelg Shire

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