Gunnedah Shire Council

Employment self-containment

In 2021, 76.0% of Gunnedah Shire Council’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 workdata 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 Gunnedah Shire Council in the local area, and is updated annually. 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-containment by Industry
Gunnedah Shire Council20212016Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the region% of resident workers employed in the regionTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the region% of resident workers employed in the region2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing74765187.173866189.6-2.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services646195.3524586.5+8.8%
Wholesale Trade16213281.514312184.6-3.1%
Retail Trade45043296.042340796.2-0.2%
Accommodation and Food Services33932696.236835095.1+1.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing17615085.219015380.5+4.7%
Information Media and Telecommunications181372.22525100.0-27.8%
Financial and Insurance Services5757100.0666395.5+4.6%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services776280.56262100.0-19.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services16814183.917616794.9-11.0%
Administrative and Support Services21413764.013811684.1-20.0%
Public Administration and Safety24322391.823521993.2-1.4%
Education and Training52847289.441138292.9-3.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance63049979.253845183.8-4.6%
Arts and Recreation Services262076.91313100.0-23.1%
Other Services25824595.025123192.0+2.9%
Industry not classified19515479.019415881.4-2.5%
Total Industries5,8284,42976.05,3614,20478.4-2.4%

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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