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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 43.0% of the City of Gosnells’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, City of Gosnells 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.

PLEASE NOTE: The economy.id definition of self-sufficiency differs from that of the Western Australian state government. The WA definition of self-sufficiency has been used to define “Employment capacity” in economy.id, so please view this topic for compatible data. For more information see the specific topic notes .

Employment self-sufficiency by industry
City of Gosnells20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Gosnells% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Gosnells% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1136254.9945558.5-3.7%
Mining34611432.92108038.1-5.2%
Manufacturing1,45153937.12,34588137.6-0.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1014645.5913639.6+6.0%
Construction2,6901,08140.22,5701,14044.4-4.2%
Wholesale Trade44717940.066326239.5+0.5%
Retail Trade3,2611,52246.73,2531,70752.5-5.8%
Accommodation and Food Services1,47087859.71,25377161.5-1.8%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,14865757.21,13362054.7+2.5%
Information Media and Telecommunications906066.7503468.0-1.3%
Financial and Insurance Services23613155.523513155.7-0.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services38417746.142420147.4-1.3%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,01751850.91,07859254.9-4.0%
Administrative and Support Services71440456.663339762.7-6.1%
Public Administration and Safety1,86047625.61,60945528.3-2.7%
Education and Training3,1601,17937.32,7551,06438.6-1.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance2,6851,07640.12,03291945.2-5.2%
Arts and Recreation Services2089344.71869148.9-4.2%
Other Services1,38963045.41,27963649.7-4.4%
Industry not classified1,32961045.958128649.2-3.3%

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: 45.4% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 44.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 40.1% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 37.3% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 25.6% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 56.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 50.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 46.1% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 55.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 66.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 57.2% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 59.7% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 46.7% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 40.0% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 40.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 45.5% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 37.1% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 32.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 54.9% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 630 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 93 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 1,076 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 1,179 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 476 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 404 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 518 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 177 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 131 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 60 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 657 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 878 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,522 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 179 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 1,081 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 46 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 539 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 114 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 62 Other Services, Total local workers: 1,389 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 208 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 2,685 Education and Training, Total local workers: 3,160 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 1,860 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 714 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 1,017 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 384 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 236 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 90 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,148 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 1,470 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 3,261 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 447 Construction, Total local workers: 2,690 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 101 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 1,451 Mining, Total local workers: 346 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 113
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, City of Gosnells: -4.4% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Gosnells: -4.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Gosnells: -5.2% Education and Training, City of Gosnells: -1.3% Public Administration and Safety, City of Gosnells: -2.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of Gosnells: -6.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Gosnells: -4.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Gosnells: -1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Gosnells: -0.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Gosnells: -1.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Gosnells: +2.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Gosnells: -1.8% Retail Trade, City of Gosnells: -5.8% Wholesale Trade, City of Gosnells: +0.5% Construction, City of Gosnells: -4.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Gosnells: +6.0% Manufacturing, City of Gosnells: -0.4% Mining, City of Gosnells: -5.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Gosnells: -3.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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