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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 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 Launceston 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 Launceston20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the City of Launceston% resident workers employed in the City of LauncestonTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the City of Launceston% resident workers employed in the City of Launceston2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing58727647.041722654.2-7.2%
Mining1052019.01383223.2-4.1%
Manufacturing1,8301,07959.02,6021,78768.7-9.7%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services36530182.535430686.4-4.0%
Construction1,9771,22962.21,5851,23577.9-15.8%
Wholesale Trade83157068.61,07287281.3-12.8%
Retail Trade3,3702,94287.33,4502,99086.7+0.6%
Accommodation and Food Services2,3102,00886.92,3391,98985.0+1.9%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,14476466.81,13379069.7-2.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications35232492.041340197.1-5.1%
Financial and Insurance Services73470996.692288495.9+0.7%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services36228478.537130481.9-3.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2261,12591.81,1561,07593.0-1.2%
Administrative and Support Services77656272.468761489.4-17.0%
Public Administration and Safety1,4481,19482.51,8821,66888.6-6.2%
Education and Training2,8502,41284.62,8512,37483.3+1.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance4,5303,88285.73,5683,23790.7-5.0%
Arts and Recreation Services48130563.442623154.2+9.2%
Other Services1,02688786.599991491.5-5.0%
Industry not classified90470678.156347884.9-6.8%

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: 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.
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016 Other Services, City of Launceston: -5.0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: +9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: -5.0% Education and Training, City of Launceston: +1.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: -6.2% Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: -17.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: -1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: -3.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: +0.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: -5.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: -2.9% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: +1.9% Retail Trade, City of Launceston: +0.6% Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: -12.8% Construction, City of Launceston: -15.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: -4.0% Manufacturing, City of Launceston: -9.7% Mining, City of Launceston: -4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: -7.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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