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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 67.5% of the Lismore City’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.

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-sufficiency by industry
Lismore City20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Lismore City% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Lismore City% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,00284484.292278785.4-1.1%
Mining352160.0272074.1-14.1%
Manufacturing1,00266566.41,21989373.3-6.9%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services16811266.716710764.1+2.6%
Construction95866269.197171974.0-4.9%
Wholesale Trade35423566.455538669.5-3.2%
Retail Trade2,4791,84574.42,7232,14278.7-4.2%
Accommodation and Food Services1,2871,06782.91,2691,08085.1-2.2%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing55737166.663143268.5-1.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications23215265.539826666.8-1.3%
Financial and Insurance Services38925264.846729162.3+2.5%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services23617373.324818875.8-2.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services85861071.191968274.2-3.1%
Administrative and Support Services53140676.550537273.7+2.8%
Public Administration and Safety1,18267156.81,14670061.1-4.3%
Education and Training2,4271,45059.72,4711,55963.1-3.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance4,5172,73160.54,1872,67463.9-3.4%
Arts and Recreation Services20315576.421718283.9-7.5%
Other Services80259674.377758575.3-1.0%
Industry not classified71450170.233622867.9+2.3%

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-sufficiency by industry 2016
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.3% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 60.5% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 59.7% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 56.8% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 71.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.3% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 65.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 66.6% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 66.4% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 66.7% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 66.4% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 60.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.2% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 596 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 155 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 2,731 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 1,450 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 671 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 406 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 610 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 173 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 252 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 152 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 371 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,067 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,845 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 235 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 662 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 112 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 665 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 21 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 844 Other Services, Total local workers: 802 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 203 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 4,517 Education and Training, Total local workers: 2,427 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 1,182 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 531 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 858 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 236 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 389 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 232 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 557 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 1,287 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 2,479 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 354 Construction, Total local workers: 958 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 168 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 1,002 Mining, Total local workers: 35 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 1,002
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016 Other Services, Lismore City: -1.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Lismore City: -7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Lismore City: -3.4% Education and Training, Lismore City: -3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Lismore City: -4.3% Administrative and Support Services, Lismore City: +2.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Lismore City: -3.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Lismore City: -2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Lismore City: +2.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Lismore City: -1.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Lismore City: -1.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Lismore City: -2.2% Retail Trade, Lismore City: -4.2% Wholesale Trade, Lismore City: -3.2% Construction, Lismore City: -4.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Lismore City: +2.6% Manufacturing, Lismore City: -6.9% Mining, Lismore City: -14.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Lismore City: -1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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