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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 78.5% of City of Launceston’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 Launceston 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 2016 – by place of work

Employment self-containment by industry
City of Launceston2016
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the City of Launceston% resident workers employed in the City of Launceston
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing58727647.0
Mining1052019.0
Manufacturing1,8301,07959.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services36530182.5
Construction1,9771,22962.2
Wholesale Trade83157068.6
Retail Trade3,3702,94287.3
Accommodation and Food Services2,3102,00886.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,14476466.8
Information Media and Telecommunications35232492.0
Financial and Insurance Services73470996.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services36228478.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2261,12591.8
Administrative and Support Services77656272.4
Public Administration and Safety1,4481,19482.5
Education and Training2,8502,41284.6
Health Care and Social Assistance4,5303,88285.7
Arts and Recreation Services48130563.4
Other Services1,02688786.5
Industry not classified90470678.1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 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: 86.5% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 63.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 85.7% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 84.6% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 82.5% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 72.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 91.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 78.5% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 96.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 92.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 66.8% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 86.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 87.3% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 68.6% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 62.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 82.5% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 59.0% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 19.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 47.0% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 887 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 305 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 3,882 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 2,412 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 1,194 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 562 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,125 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 284 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 709 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 324 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 764 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,008 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 2,942 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 570 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 1,229 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 301 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,079 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 276 Other Services, Total resident workers: 1,026 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 481 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 4,530 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 2,850 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 1,448 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 776 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 1,226 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 362 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 734 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 352 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 1,144 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 2,310 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 3,370 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 831 Construction, Total resident workers: 1,977 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 365 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 1,830 Mining, Total resident workers: 105 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 587
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
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