Goondiwindi Regional Council

Employment self-sufficiency

In 2021, 89.9% of Goondiwindi Regional Council’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
Goondiwindi Regional Council20212016Change
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 Fishing1,2411,14692.31,2671,18193.2-0.9%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4343100.0535094.3+5.7%
Wholesale Trade11410995.613912589.9+5.7%
Retail Trade43741394.550245590.6+3.9%
Accommodation and Food Services29327092.228326894.7-2.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing18916285.719517388.7-3.0%
Information Media and Telecommunications2020100.01717100.0--%
Financial and Insurance Services4848100.05656100.0--%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services363083.33535100.0-16.7%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services15813384.215414090.9-6.7%
Administrative and Support Services655889.2868295.3-6.1%
Public Administration and Safety19918492.515814994.3-1.8%
Education and Training39636491.938335693.0-1.0%
Health Care and Social Assistance51444286.044841793.1-7.1%
Arts and Recreation Services1212100.02020100.0--%
Other Services21119391.5185185100.0-8.5%
Industry not classified21219893.418717694.1-0.7%
Total Industries4,7444,26389.94,7354,32291.3-1.4%

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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Goondiwindi Regional Council

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