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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 77.9% of Gold Coast City’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 Gold Coast City 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, Gold Coast City 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
Gold Coast City20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Gold Coast City% resident workers employed in Gold Coast CityTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Gold Coast City% resident workers employed in Gold Coast City2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,24690973.075460980.8-7.8%
Mining1,80141222.91,46336224.7-1.9%
Manufacturing13,93511,00279.016,87313,49980.0-1.1%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,49292862.21,6121,16672.3-10.1%
Construction29,90017,09557.219,87614,35972.2-15.1%
Wholesale Trade6,2804,43270.68,2756,33576.6-6.0%
Retail Trade29,22624,90985.228,01624,77288.4-3.2%
Accommodation and Food Services25,19322,96791.222,01220,46092.9-1.8%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9,7716,45666.18,2425,82070.6-4.5%
Information Media and Telecommunications4,0193,14678.33,7133,10883.7-5.4%
Financial and Insurance Services6,6795,23978.46,4385,10779.3-0.9%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7,6816,73987.76,2335,54989.0-1.3%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services15,94212,78680.214,01611,48681.9-1.7%
Administrative and Support Services11,2618,43474.97,7796,62785.2-10.3%
Public Administration and Safety11,0547,37166.79,6136,79170.6-4.0%
Education and Training21,06017,91985.116,09114,09587.6-2.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance32,29527,10183.924,95021,64986.8-2.9%
Arts and Recreation Services7,6976,89289.56,5426,12993.7-4.1%
Other Services10,3138,26680.28,6627,56687.3-7.2%
Industry not classified12,7299,93978.15,6344,69283.3-5.2%

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: 80.2% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 89.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 83.9% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 85.1% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 66.7% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 74.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 80.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 87.7% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 78.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 78.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 66.1% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 91.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 85.2% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 70.6% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 57.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 62.2% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 79.0% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 22.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 73.0% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 8,266 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 6,892 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 27,101 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 17,919 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 7,371 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 8,434 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 12,786 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 6,739 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 5,239 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 3,146 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 6,456 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 22,967 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 24,909 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 4,432 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 17,095 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 928 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 11,002 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 412 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 909 Other Services, Total resident workers: 10,313 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 7,697 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 32,295 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 21,060 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 11,054 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 11,261 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 15,942 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 7,681 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 6,679 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 4,019 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 9,771 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 25,193 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 29,226 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 6,280 Construction, Total resident workers: 29,900 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 1,492 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 13,935 Mining, Total resident workers: 1,801 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 1,246
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, Gold Coast City: -7.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Gold Coast City: -4.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gold Coast City: -2.9% Education and Training, Gold Coast City: -2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Gold Coast City: -4.0% Administrative and Support Services, Gold Coast City: -10.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gold Coast City: -1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gold Coast City: -1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Gold Coast City: -0.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gold Coast City: -5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gold Coast City: -4.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Gold Coast City: -1.8% Retail Trade, Gold Coast City: -3.2% Wholesale Trade, Gold Coast City: -6.0% Construction, Gold Coast City: -15.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gold Coast City: -10.1% Manufacturing, Gold Coast City: -1.1% Mining, Gold Coast City: -1.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gold Coast City: -7.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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