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City of Armadale

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 49.0% of City of Armadale’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 Armadale 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 Armadale20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in City of Armadale% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing25515360.026018270.0-10.0%
Mining834149.4361747.2+2.2%
Manufacturing94744747.295250653.2-6.0%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1144539.5965254.2-14.7%
Construction1,62084151.91,25875960.3-8.4%
Wholesale Trade33613540.229416656.5-16.3%
Retail Trade2,5421,33552.52,1491,31461.1-8.6%
Accommodation and Food Services1,36778257.297165767.7-10.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing61536359.049233167.3-8.3%
Information Media and Telecommunications1127567.01185950.0+17.0%
Financial and Insurance Services15910465.41457652.4+13.0%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services29915250.828016257.9-7.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services50236071.744233074.7-3.0%
Administrative and Support Services51130960.532822468.3-7.8%
Public Administration and Safety1,07733230.874426435.5-4.7%
Education and Training2,24092141.11,80479043.8-2.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance2,9831,27742.82,4481,16147.4-4.6%
Arts and Recreation Services15310669.31439163.6+5.7%
Other Services71442659.756534661.2-1.6%
Industry not classified69439556.927018668.9-12.0%

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: 59.7% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 42.8% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 41.1% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 30.8% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 60.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 71.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 50.8% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 65.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 67.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 59.0% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 57.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 52.5% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 40.2% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 51.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 39.5% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 47.2% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 49.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 60.0% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 426 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 106 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 1,277 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 921 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 332 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 309 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 360 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 152 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 104 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 75 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 363 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 782 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,335 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 135 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 841 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 45 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 447 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 41 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 153 Other Services, Total local workers: 714 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 153 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 2,983 Education and Training, Total local workers: 2,240 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 1,077 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 511 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 502 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 299 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 159 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 112 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 615 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 1,367 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 2,542 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 336 Construction, Total local workers: 1,620 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 114 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 947 Mining, Total local workers: 83 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 255
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 Armadale: -1.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Armadale: +5.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Armadale: -4.6% Education and Training, City of Armadale: -2.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Armadale: -4.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of Armadale: -7.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Armadale: -3.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Armadale: -7.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Armadale: +13.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Armadale: +17.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Armadale: -8.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Armadale: -10.5% Retail Trade, City of Armadale: -8.6% Wholesale Trade, City of Armadale: -16.3% Construction, City of Armadale: -8.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Armadale: -14.7% Manufacturing, City of Armadale: -6.0% Mining, City of Armadale: +2.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Armadale: -10.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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