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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 47.5% of the Hornsby 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, Hornsby 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
Hornsby Shire20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Hornsby Shire% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Hornsby Shire% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing50824648.438619550.5-2.1%
Mining321443.8351748.6-4.8%
Manufacturing2,17382137.82,9181,13438.9-1.1%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2267533.22599235.5-2.3%
Construction3,3201,37141.32,5131,29151.4-10.1%
Wholesale Trade1,31955942.41,84488648.0-5.7%
Retail Trade5,1562,49848.45,6972,76848.6-0.1%
Accommodation and Food Services3,1511,73855.22,7961,53254.8+0.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,30951339.21,58654234.2+5.0%
Information Media and Telecommunications75828737.940724359.7-21.8%
Financial and Insurance Services97649650.876749063.9-13.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services63537358.758435360.4-1.7%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,0682,11969.13,1002,24472.4-3.3%
Administrative and Support Services1,05465261.999663363.6-1.7%
Public Administration and Safety1,32144733.81,22947038.2-4.4%
Education and Training5,4992,56646.75,1462,47348.1-1.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance7,2033,03942.26,5142,91344.7-2.5%
Arts and Recreation Services56138268.154234663.8+4.3%
Other Services1,86493149.91,85693950.6-0.7%
Industry not classified1,91696350.378639550.30%

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: 49.9% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 42.2% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 46.7% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 33.8% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.7% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 50.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 37.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 39.2% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 55.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 48.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 42.4% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 41.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 33.2% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 37.8% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 43.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 48.4% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 931 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 382 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 3,039 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 2,566 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 447 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 652 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,119 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 373 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 496 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 287 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 513 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,738 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 2,498 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 559 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 1,371 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 75 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 821 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 14 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 246 Other Services, Total local workers: 1,864 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 561 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 7,203 Education and Training, Total local workers: 5,499 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 1,321 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,054 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 3,068 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 635 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 976 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 758 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,309 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 3,151 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 5,156 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 1,319 Construction, Total local workers: 3,320 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 226 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 2,173 Mining, Total local workers: 32 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 508
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, Hornsby Shire: -0.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Hornsby Shire: +4.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Hornsby Shire: -2.5% Education and Training, Hornsby Shire: -1.4% Public Administration and Safety, Hornsby Shire: -4.4% Administrative and Support Services, Hornsby Shire: -1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Hornsby Shire: -3.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Hornsby Shire: -1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Hornsby Shire: -13.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Hornsby Shire: -21.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Hornsby Shire: +5.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Hornsby Shire: +0.4% Retail Trade, Hornsby Shire: -0.1% Wholesale Trade, Hornsby Shire: -5.7% Construction, Hornsby Shire: -10.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Hornsby Shire: -2.3% Manufacturing, Hornsby Shire: -1.1% Mining, Hornsby Shire: -4.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Hornsby Shire: -2.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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