Kempsey Shire

Employment self-containment

In 2021, 82.6% of Kempsey Shire’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 workdata 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 Kempsey Shire in the local area, and is updated annually. The Resident workers section will provide the characteristics of resident workers.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

  • Industry
  • Occupations
Employment self-containment by Industry
Kempsey Shire20212016Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the region% of resident workers employed in the regionTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the region% of resident workers employed in the region2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing64155586.653148491.1-4.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1279574.8917178.0-3.2%
Wholesale Trade13611080.91139785.8-5.0%
Retail Trade1,1981,10992.61,1321,06794.3-1.7%
Accommodation and Food Services92085092.483179795.9-3.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing39430978.441233982.3-3.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications352880.0322681.3-1.2%
Financial and Insurance Services1109990.01039491.3-1.3%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services868194.211510187.8+6.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services27822982.428224887.9-5.6%
Administrative and Support Services39628872.735827175.7-3.0%
Public Administration and Safety72965089.259352889.0+0.1%
Education and Training97888490.485577490.5-0.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,9891,60180.51,5131,33988.5-8.0%
Arts and Recreation Services887180.7847184.5-3.8%
Other Services35429282.532928285.7-3.2%
Industry not classified43236384.038933285.3-1.3%
Total Industries10,6128,76482.69,4197,99384.9-2.3%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021 Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Kempsey Shire

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