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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 74.5% of Lismore City’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 Lismore City 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, Lismore City 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
Lismore City20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Lismore City% resident workers employed in the Lismore CityTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Lismore City% resident workers employed in the Lismore City2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,09484477.193378784.4-7.2%
Mining692130.4442045.5-15.0%
Manufacturing1,06066562.71,27989369.8-7.1%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services14011280.012910782.9-2.9%
Construction1,22366254.194271976.3-22.2%
Wholesale Trade33123571.050838676.0-5.0%
Retail Trade2,2671,84581.42,5182,14285.1-3.7%
Accommodation and Food Services1,2711,06783.91,2401,08087.1-3.2%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing54337168.354943278.7-10.4%
Information Media and Telecommunications18715281.331526684.4-3.2%
Financial and Insurance Services31425280.334829183.6-3.4%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services21117382.023318880.7+1.3%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services78361077.979168286.2-8.3%
Administrative and Support Services58440669.543237286.1-16.6%
Public Administration and Safety91067173.791070076.9-3.2%
Education and Training2,0031,45072.42,0341,55976.6-4.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance3,4322,73179.63,1962,67483.7-4.1%
Arts and Recreation Services21015573.822318281.6-7.8%
Other Services70259684.967258587.1-2.2%
Industry not classified65050177.128022881.4-4.4%

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: 84.9% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 73.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 79.6% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 72.4% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 73.7% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 69.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 77.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 82.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 80.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 81.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 68.3% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 83.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 81.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 71.0% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 54.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 80.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 62.7% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 30.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 77.1% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 596 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 155 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 2,731 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 1,450 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 671 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 406 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 610 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 173 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 252 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 152 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 371 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,067 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 1,845 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 235 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 662 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 112 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 665 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 21 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 844 Other Services, Total resident workers: 702 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 210 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 3,432 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 2,003 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 910 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 584 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 783 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 211 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 314 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 187 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 543 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 1,271 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 2,267 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 331 Construction, Total resident workers: 1,223 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 140 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 1,060 Mining, Total resident workers: 69 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 1,094
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, Lismore City: -2.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Lismore City: -7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Lismore City: -4.1% Education and Training, Lismore City: -4.3% Public Administration and Safety, Lismore City: -3.2% Administrative and Support Services, Lismore City: -16.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Lismore City: -8.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Lismore City: +1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Lismore City: -3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Lismore City: -3.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Lismore City: -10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Lismore City: -3.2% Retail Trade, Lismore City: -3.7% Wholesale Trade, Lismore City: -5.0% Construction, Lismore City: -22.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Lismore City: -2.9% Manufacturing, Lismore City: -7.1% Mining, Lismore City: -15.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Lismore City: -7.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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