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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 63.7% of the City of Ipswich’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, 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-sufficiency by industry
City of Ipswich20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Ipswich% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of Ipswich% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing56935261.935325873.1-11.2%
Mining36615943.439222356.9-13.4%
Manufacturing7,4573,84651.69,2145,01054.4-2.8%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,02446345.276648463.2-18.0%
Construction3,9642,18755.23,4681,93755.9-0.7%
Wholesale Trade1,39070550.71,65991555.2-4.4%
Retail Trade7,0195,10872.86,4164,99277.8-5.0%
Accommodation and Food Services4,0863,19778.23,3082,77683.9-5.7%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,8391,63857.72,7061,78165.8-8.1%
Information Media and Telecommunications41828868.928421274.6-5.8%
Financial and Insurance Services1,27081063.896369171.8-8.0%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services96570172.684663675.2-2.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,2721,46864.62,0501,36766.7-2.1%
Administrative and Support Services1,5631,12772.11,26394274.6-2.5%
Public Administration and Safety6,1553,92163.75,7433,88667.7-4.0%
Education and Training6,8054,25662.55,5533,44061.9+0.6%
Health Care and Social Assistance8,9326,01167.37,4625,30371.1-3.8%
Arts and Recreation Services48536775.741934782.8-7.1%
Other Services1,8511,43677.61,7591,36277.4+0.1%
Industry not classified2,5801,65264.01,19584470.6-6.6%

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-sufficiency by industry 2016
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.6% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 67.3% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.5% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.7% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.6% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 57.7% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.8% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 50.7% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 55.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 45.2% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 51.6% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 43.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.9% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,436 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 367 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 6,011 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 4,256 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 3,921 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,127 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,468 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 701 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 810 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 288 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 1,638 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,197 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 5,108 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 705 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 2,187 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 463 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 3,846 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 159 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 352 Other Services, Total local workers: 1,851 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 485 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 8,932 Education and Training, Total local workers: 6,805 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 6,155 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,563 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 2,272 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 965 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 1,270 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 418 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 2,839 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 4,086 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 7,019 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 1,390 Construction, Total local workers: 3,964 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 1,024 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 7,457 Mining, Total local workers: 366 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 569
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, City of Ipswich: +0.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Ipswich: -7.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Ipswich: -3.8% Education and Training, City of Ipswich: +0.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of Ipswich: -4.0% Administrative and Support Services, City of Ipswich: -2.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Ipswich: -2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Ipswich: -2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Ipswich: -8.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Ipswich: -5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Ipswich: -8.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Ipswich: -5.7% Retail Trade, City of Ipswich: -5.0% Wholesale Trade, City of Ipswich: -4.4% Construction, City of Ipswich: -0.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Ipswich: -18.0% Manufacturing, City of Ipswich: -2.8% Mining, City of Ipswich: -13.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Ipswich: -11.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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