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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 47.1% of City of Ipswich’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 City of Ipswich 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, City of Ipswich 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
City of Ipswich20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the City of Ipswich% resident workers employed in the City of IpswichTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the City of Ipswich% resident workers employed in the City of Ipswich2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing68435251.541725861.9-10.4%
Mining72615921.967722332.9-11.0%
Manufacturing8,3893,84645.810,5935,01047.3-1.5%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,05346344.098348449.2-5.3%
Construction6,9982,18731.34,4411,93743.6-12.4%
Wholesale Trade2,68670526.23,08591529.7-3.4%
Retail Trade8,8085,10858.07,9284,99263.0-5.0%
Accommodation and Food Services4,6353,19769.03,7982,77673.1-4.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,4231,63830.24,7441,78137.5-7.3%
Information Media and Telecommunications88428832.662321234.0-1.5%
Financial and Insurance Services2,10181038.61,76969139.1-0.5%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,37170151.11,03863661.3-10.1%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,6631,46840.13,2701,36741.8-1.7%
Administrative and Support Services2,8361,12739.71,91594249.2-9.5%
Public Administration and Safety7,6093,92151.57,0653,88655.0-3.5%
Education and Training6,8234,25662.45,0533,44068.1-5.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance11,0506,01154.48,8845,30359.7-5.3%
Arts and Recreation Services82136744.762234755.8-11.1%
Other Services3,2931,43643.62,6621,36251.2-7.6%
Industry not classified3,9421,65241.91,58384453.3-11.4%

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: 43.6% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 44.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 54.4% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 62.4% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 51.5% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 39.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 40.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 51.1% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 38.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 32.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 30.2% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 69.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 58.0% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 26.2% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 31.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 44.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 45.8% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 21.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 51.5% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,436 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 367 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 6,011 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 4,256 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 3,921 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,127 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,468 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 701 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 810 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 288 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,638 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 3,197 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 5,108 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 705 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 2,187 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 463 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 3,846 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 159 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 352 Other Services, Total resident workers: 3,293 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 821 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 11,050 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 6,823 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 7,609 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 2,836 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 3,663 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 1,371 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 2,101 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 884 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 5,423 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 4,635 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 8,808 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 2,686 Construction, Total resident workers: 6,998 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 1,053 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 8,389 Mining, Total resident workers: 726 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 684
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, City of Ipswich: -7.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: -11.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: -5.3% Education and Training, City of Ipswich: -5.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: -3.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: -9.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: -1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: -10.1% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: -0.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: -1.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: -7.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: -4.1% Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: -5.0% Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: -3.4% Construction, City of Ipswich: -12.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: -5.3% Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: -1.5% Mining, City of Ipswich: -11.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: -10.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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