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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 59.4% of the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)’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, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) 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
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5281,07170.11,16293780.6-10.5%
Mining5,0081,91638.34,4021,75739.9-1.7%
Manufacturing13,7277,88957.521,36712,28057.50%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,75985648.72,00196748.3+0.3%
Construction17,4379,26253.115,2098,46355.6-2.5%
Wholesale Trade9,2404,81452.112,6056,64552.7-0.6%
Retail Trade20,04514,24571.120,70814,88571.9-0.8%
Accommodation and Food Services12,0478,89673.89,5787,11674.3-0.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing18,6299,56051.317,1008,96152.4-1.1%
Information Media and Telecommunications1,48287859.21,18569458.6+0.7%
Financial and Insurance Services2,4601,58264.32,6471,64562.1+2.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,6632,24161.23,6272,28062.9-1.7%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9,2755,57660.19,8025,96860.9-0.8%
Administrative and Support Services5,7923,66863.35,0753,15462.1+1.2%
Public Administration and Safety9,7505,00951.49,3055,03154.1-2.7%
Education and Training19,46311,95761.416,61410,42462.7-1.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance18,17911,73364.514,5519,83367.6-3.0%
Arts and Recreation Services5,3422,79652.34,5892,43353.0-0.7%
Other Services8,4605,54465.58,0275,35366.7-1.2%
Industry not classified9,8906,08361.54,2382,68863.4-1.9%

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: 65.5% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 52.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.5% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.4% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 51.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 60.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.2% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 59.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 51.3% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.8% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 71.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 52.1% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 53.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 48.7% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 57.5% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 38.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 70.1% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 5,544 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,796 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 11,733 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 11,957 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 5,009 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,668 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 5,576 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,241 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,582 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 878 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 9,560 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 8,896 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 14,245 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 4,814 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 9,262 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 856 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 7,889 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 1,916 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 1,071 Other Services, Total local workers: 8,460 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 5,342 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 18,179 Education and Training, Total local workers: 19,463 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 9,750 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 5,792 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 9,275 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 3,663 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 2,460 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 1,482 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 18,629 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 12,047 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 20,045 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 9,240 Construction, Total local workers: 17,437 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 1,759 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 13,727 Mining, Total local workers: 5,008 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 1,528
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, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -1.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -0.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -3.0% Education and Training, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -1.3% Public Administration and Safety, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -2.7% Administrative and Support Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +2.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +0.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -1.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -0.5% Retail Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -0.8% Wholesale Trade, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -0.6% Construction, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -2.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): +0.3% Manufacturing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 0% Mining, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -1.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): -10.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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