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Inner West Council area

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 31.3% of the Inner West Council area’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, 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-sufficiency by industry
Inner West Council area20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Inner West Council area% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Inner West Council area% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing863237.2511631.4+5.8%
Mining191368.412866.7+1.8%
Manufacturing4,11987221.25,1201,05820.7+0.5%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1174437.6992929.3+8.3%
Construction4,7531,08522.83,43796328.0-5.2%
Wholesale Trade2,01744722.23,04370023.0-0.8%
Retail Trade7,0592,07329.47,0552,16130.6-1.3%
Accommodation and Food Services5,3471,86534.94,1141,56137.9-3.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,23948521.72,49149419.8+1.8%
Information Media and Telecommunications1,27463349.71,20857347.4+2.3%
Financial and Insurance Services1,20939232.488636140.7-8.3%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,21142435.01,50245230.1+4.9%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,1612,69152.14,9732,64153.1-1.0%
Administrative and Support Services1,80666937.01,79464736.1+1.0%
Public Administration and Safety4,36389320.53,46574421.5-1.0%
Education and Training5,4311,99036.64,6301,68436.4+0.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance8,1922,26427.67,3742,18629.6-2.0%
Arts and Recreation Services1,27278361.61,16969159.1+2.4%
Other Services2,91686829.82,62182031.3-1.5%
Industry not classified3,4381,02529.81,51246130.5-0.7%

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: 29.8% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 27.6% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 36.6% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 20.5% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 37.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 52.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 35.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 32.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 49.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 21.7% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 34.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 29.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 22.2% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 22.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 37.6% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 21.2% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 37.2% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 868 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 783 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 2,264 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 1,990 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 893 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 669 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,691 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 424 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 392 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 633 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 485 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,865 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 2,073 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 447 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 1,085 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 44 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 872 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 13 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 32 Other Services, Total local workers: 2,916 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 1,272 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 8,192 Education and Training, Total local workers: 5,431 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 4,363 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,806 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 5,161 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,211 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 1,209 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 1,274 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 2,239 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 5,347 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 7,059 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 2,017 Construction, Total local workers: 4,753 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 117 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 4,119 Mining, Total local workers: 19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 86
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, Inner West Council area: -1.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Inner West Council area: +2.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Inner West Council area: -2.0% Education and Training, Inner West Council area: +0.3% Public Administration and Safety, Inner West Council area: -1.0% Administrative and Support Services, Inner West Council area: +1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Inner West Council area: -1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Inner West Council area: +4.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Inner West Council area: -8.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Inner West Council area: +2.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Inner West Council area: +1.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Inner West Council area: -3.1% Retail Trade, Inner West Council area: -1.3% Wholesale Trade, Inner West Council area: -0.8% Construction, Inner West Council area: -5.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Inner West Council area: +8.3% Manufacturing, Inner West Council area: +0.5% Mining, Inner West Council area: +1.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Inner West Council area: +5.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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