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Gunnedah Shire

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 78.4% of Gunnedah Shire’s resident workers were employed locally.

Self-containment measures the proportion of resident workers who are employed within the boundaries of the Local Government Area or region. It indicates the propensity of residents to seek employment outside the Local Government Area or region in which they live.

Self containment is likely to be higher for regional areas and, 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-containment data should be viewed in conjunction with detailed Residents place of work data to see where resident workers are accessing employment, along with Jobs to workers ratio data which provides the theoretical number of jobs which could be provided to residents of the Gunnedah Shire in the local area, and is updated annually. 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, Gunnedah Shire 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-containment by industry
Gunnedah Shire20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Gunnedah Shire% resident workers employed in the Gunnedah ShireTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Gunnedah Shire% resident workers employed in the Gunnedah Shire2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing73866189.685479693.2-3.6%
Mining73615621.236711832.2-11.0%
Manufacturing27224590.135931387.2+2.9%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services524586.5585493.1-6.6%
Construction26017868.519015380.5-12.1%
Wholesale Trade14312184.613212695.5-10.8%
Retail Trade42340796.249748597.6-1.4%
Accommodation and Food Services36835095.135534296.3-1.2%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing19015380.523420085.5-5.0%
Information Media and Telecommunications2525100.02626100.00%
Financial and Insurance Services666395.5575494.7+0.7%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6262100.06363100.00%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services17616794.916115495.7-0.8%
Administrative and Support Services13811684.1908796.7-12.6%
Public Administration and Safety23521993.225323191.3+1.9%
Education and Training41138292.939636792.7+0.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance53845183.848443389.5-5.6%
Arts and Recreation Services1313100.03535100.00%
Other Services25123192.022120391.9+0.2%
Industry not classified19415881.412611389.7-8.2%

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-containment by industry 2016
Employment self-containment by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-containment: 92.0% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 83.8% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 92.9% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 93.2% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 84.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 94.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 95.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 80.5% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 95.1% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 96.2% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 84.6% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 68.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 86.5% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 90.1% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 21.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 89.6% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 231 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 13 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 451 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 382 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 219 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 116 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 167 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 62 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 63 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 25 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 153 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 350 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 407 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 121 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 178 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 45 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 245 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 156 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 661 Other Services, Total resident workers: 251 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 13 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 538 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 411 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 235 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 138 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 176 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 62 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 66 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 25 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 190 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 368 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 423 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 143 Construction, Total resident workers: 260 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 52 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 272 Mining, Total resident workers: 736 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 738
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016 Other Services, Gunnedah Shire: +0.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Gunnedah Shire: 0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gunnedah Shire: -5.6% Education and Training, Gunnedah Shire: +0.3% Public Administration and Safety, Gunnedah Shire: +1.9% Administrative and Support Services, Gunnedah Shire: -12.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gunnedah Shire: -0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gunnedah Shire: 0% Financial and Insurance Services, Gunnedah Shire: +0.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gunnedah Shire: 0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gunnedah Shire: -5.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Gunnedah Shire: -1.2% Retail Trade, Gunnedah Shire: -1.4% Wholesale Trade, Gunnedah Shire: -10.8% Construction, Gunnedah Shire: -12.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gunnedah Shire: -6.6% Manufacturing, Gunnedah Shire: +2.9% Mining, Gunnedah Shire: -11.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gunnedah Shire: -3.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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