Leeton Shire

Employment self-sufficiency

In 2021, 87.1% of Leeton Shire’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.

Data source

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

  • Industry
  • Occupations
Employment self-sufficiency by Industry
Leeton Shire20212016Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the regionTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the region2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing52346188.153445184.5+3.7%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services979193.812311694.3-0.5%
Wholesale Trade1109889.112110486.0+3.1%
Retail Trade35133394.938535993.2+1.6%
Accommodation and Food Services25323191.322721393.8-2.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing18716487.719217088.5-0.8%
Information Media and Telecommunications1313100.088100.0--%
Financial and Insurance Services473778.7474187.2-8.5%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services322578.1312890.3-12.2%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1028078.412910782.9-4.5%
Administrative and Support Services12111292.611210291.1+1.5%
Public Administration and Safety25121083.719917487.4-3.8%
Education and Training57251590.051845888.4+1.6%
Health Care and Social Assistance38935691.531927887.1+4.4%
Arts and Recreation Services231982.6191684.2-1.6%
Other Services17216294.213512894.8-0.6%
Industry not classified20517585.419717086.3-0.9%
Total Industries4,6404,04087.14,5363,91586.3+0.8%

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Leeton Shire

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