Shire of Harvey

Employment self-containment

In 2021, 36.6% of the Shire of Harvey’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 the Shire of Harvey 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
Shire of Harvey20212016Change
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 Fishing65651177.958047581.9-4.0%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2634416.72243214.3+2.5%
Wholesale Trade2386025.21663521.1+4.1%
Retail Trade1,17344337.81,24646637.4+0.4%
Accommodation and Food Services68935251.158225043.0+8.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing48711423.441513332.0-8.6%
Information Media and Telecommunications32618.8521121.2-2.4%
Financial and Insurance Services1404330.71544629.9+0.8%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1382820.31324030.3-10.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services39612230.83029330.8+0.0%
Administrative and Support Services26411142.028211039.0+3.0%
Public Administration and Safety59717228.853514026.2+2.7%
Education and Training1,15465756.91,00456956.7+0.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,56635322.51,09629326.7-4.2%
Arts and Recreation Services1266652.41417452.5-0.1%
Other Services46617337.143016237.7-0.5%
Industry not classified48420041.347418238.4+2.9%
Total Industries13,4594,92436.611,6594,36737.5-0.9%

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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Shire of Harvey

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