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Inner West Council area

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 19.6% of Inner West Council area’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 Inner West Council area 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, Inner West Council area 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
Inner West Council area20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Inner West Council area% resident workers employed in the Inner West Council areaTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Inner West Council area% resident workers employed in the Inner West Council area2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1373223.4691623.2+0.2%
Mining1021312.78889.1+3.7%
Manufacturing3,53187224.74,6021,05823.0+1.7%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services569447.7548295.3+2.4%
Construction5,0491,08521.53,27196329.4-8.0%
Wholesale Trade2,63244717.03,72570018.8-1.8%
Retail Trade7,2882,07328.46,8832,16131.4-3.0%
Accommodation and Food Services6,8591,86527.25,7141,56127.3-0.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,27448514.83,20149415.4-0.6%
Information Media and Telecommunications5,33863311.95,19057311.0+0.8%
Financial and Insurance Services7,3413925.37,0703615.1+0.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,79842423.61,55845229.0-5.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services14,0122,69119.212,2532,64121.6-2.4%
Administrative and Support Services3,58266918.73,31864719.5-0.8%
Public Administration and Safety6,29789314.25,78474412.9+1.3%
Education and Training10,4191,99019.19,2491,68418.2+0.9%
Health Care and Social Assistance10,9722,26420.69,9052,18622.1-1.4%
Arts and Recreation Services2,96678326.42,40369128.8-2.4%
Other Services3,10486828.02,85582028.7-0.8%
Industry not classified3,8981,02526.31,86346124.7+1.6%

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-containment by industry 2016
Employment self-containment by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-containment: 28.0% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 26.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 20.6% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 19.1% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 14.2% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 18.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 19.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 23.6% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 11.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 14.8% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 27.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 28.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 17.0% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 21.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 7.7% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 24.7% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 12.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 23.4% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 868 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 783 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 2,264 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 1,990 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 893 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 669 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,691 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 424 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 392 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 633 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 485 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,865 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 2,073 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 447 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 1,085 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 44 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 872 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 13 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 32 Other Services, Total resident workers: 3,104 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 2,966 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 10,972 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 10,419 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 6,297 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 3,582 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 14,012 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 1,798 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 7,341 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 5,338 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 3,274 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 6,859 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 7,288 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 2,632 Construction, Total resident workers: 5,049 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 569 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 3,531 Mining, Total resident workers: 102 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 137
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, Inner West Council area: -0.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Inner West Council area: -2.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Inner West Council area: -1.4% Education and Training, Inner West Council area: +0.9% Public Administration and Safety, Inner West Council area: +1.3% Administrative and Support Services, Inner West Council area: -0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Inner West Council area: -2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Inner West Council area: -5.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Inner West Council area: +0.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Inner West Council area: +0.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Inner West Council area: -0.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Inner West Council area: -0.1% Retail Trade, Inner West Council area: -3.0% Wholesale Trade, Inner West Council area: -1.8% Construction, Inner West Council area: -8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Inner West Council area: +2.4% Manufacturing, Inner West Council area: +1.7% Mining, Inner West Council area: +3.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Inner West Council area: +0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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