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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 86.2% of Gold Coast City’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.

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-sufficiency by industry
Gold Coast City20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Gold Coast City% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Gold Coast City% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,25290972.669660987.5-14.9%
Mining70241258.749836272.7-14.0%
Manufacturing14,65811,00275.117,19813,49978.5-3.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,29692871.61,5401,16675.7-4.1%
Construction21,89317,09578.117,39214,35982.6-4.5%
Wholesale Trade5,6804,43278.07,6376,33583.0-4.9%
Retail Trade27,54024,90990.426,75124,77292.6-2.2%
Accommodation and Food Services24,93222,96792.121,90520,46093.4-1.3%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8,0286,45680.46,8125,82085.4-5.0%
Information Media and Telecommunications3,7193,14684.63,4703,10889.6-5.0%
Financial and Insurance Services5,6785,23992.35,4635,10793.5-1.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7,3436,73991.85,9855,54992.7-0.9%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services14,17512,78690.212,48711,48692.0-1.8%
Administrative and Support Services9,4508,43489.27,2236,62791.7-2.5%
Public Administration and Safety8,6547,37185.27,8226,79186.8-1.6%
Education and Training20,46217,91987.615,82414,09589.1-1.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance30,51527,10188.823,97521,64990.3-1.5%
Arts and Recreation Services7,6476,89290.16,7206,12991.2-1.1%
Other Services9,2568,26689.38,2477,56691.7-2.4%
Industry not classified11,8579,93983.85,3174,69288.2-4.4%

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-sufficiency by industry 2016
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.3% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.8% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.6% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.2% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.8% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.4% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.1% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.0% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 71.6% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.1% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.6% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 8,266 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 6,892 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 27,101 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 17,919 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 7,371 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 8,434 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 12,786 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 6,739 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 5,239 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 3,146 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 6,456 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 22,967 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 24,909 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 4,432 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 17,095 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 928 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 11,002 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 412 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 909 Other Services, Total local workers: 9,256 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 7,647 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 30,515 Education and Training, Total local workers: 20,462 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 8,654 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 9,450 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 14,175 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 7,343 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 5,678 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 3,719 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 8,028 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 24,932 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 27,540 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 5,680 Construction, Total local workers: 21,893 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 1,296 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 14,658 Mining, Total local workers: 702 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 1,252
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016 Other Services, Gold Coast City: -2.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Gold Coast City: -1.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gold Coast City: -1.5% Education and Training, Gold Coast City: -1.5% Public Administration and Safety, Gold Coast City: -1.6% Administrative and Support Services, Gold Coast City: -2.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gold Coast City: -1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gold Coast City: -0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Gold Coast City: -1.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gold Coast City: -5.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gold Coast City: -5.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Gold Coast City: -1.3% Retail Trade, Gold Coast City: -2.2% Wholesale Trade, Gold Coast City: -4.9% Construction, Gold Coast City: -4.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gold Coast City: -4.1% Manufacturing, Gold Coast City: -3.4% Mining, Gold Coast City: -14.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gold Coast City: -14.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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