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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 87.1% of the Gunnedah Shire’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, 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-sufficiency by industry
Gunnedah Shire20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Gunnedah Shire% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Gunnedah Shire% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing75766187.388779689.7-2.4%
Mining21115673.914011884.3-10.4%
Manufacturing25124597.633531393.4+4.2%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services564580.45454100.0-19.7%
Construction22217880.220015376.5+3.7%
Wholesale Trade13512189.613912690.6-1.0%
Retail Trade43540793.651148594.9-1.4%
Accommodation and Food Services36935094.935834295.5-0.7%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing21815370.224120083.0-12.8%
Information Media and Telecommunications2525100.02626100.00%
Financial and Insurance Services6363100.0675480.6+19.4%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services656295.46363100.0-4.6%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services19516785.617215489.5-3.9%
Administrative and Support Services12411693.58787100.0-6.5%
Public Administration and Safety24921988.025623190.2-2.3%
Education and Training43138288.639436793.1-4.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance49445191.345643395.0-3.7%
Arts and Recreation Services161381.33535100.0-18.8%
Other Services25223191.721320395.3-3.6%
Industry not classified17715889.312311391.9-2.6%

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: 91.7% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.3% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.6% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.0% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.4% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 70.2% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.6% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.6% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.4% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.6% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.3% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 231 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 13 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 451 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 382 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 219 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 116 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 167 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 62 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 63 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 25 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 153 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 350 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 407 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 121 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 178 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 45 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 245 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 156 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 661 Other Services, Total local workers: 252 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 16 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 494 Education and Training, Total local workers: 431 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 249 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 124 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 195 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 65 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 63 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 25 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 218 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 369 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 435 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 135 Construction, Total local workers: 222 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 56 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 251 Mining, Total local workers: 211 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 757
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, Gunnedah Shire: -3.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Gunnedah Shire: -18.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gunnedah Shire: -3.7% Education and Training, Gunnedah Shire: -4.5% Public Administration and Safety, Gunnedah Shire: -2.3% Administrative and Support Services, Gunnedah Shire: -6.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gunnedah Shire: -3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gunnedah Shire: -4.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Gunnedah Shire: +19.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gunnedah Shire: 0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gunnedah Shire: -12.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Gunnedah Shire: -0.7% Retail Trade, Gunnedah Shire: -1.4% Wholesale Trade, Gunnedah Shire: -1.0% Construction, Gunnedah Shire: +3.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gunnedah Shire: -19.7% Manufacturing, Gunnedah Shire: +4.2% Mining, Gunnedah Shire: -10.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gunnedah Shire: -2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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