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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 76.3% of Lithgow City Council ’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 Lithgow City Council 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, Lithgow City Council 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
Lithgow City Council 20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Lithgow City Council % resident workers employed in Lithgow City Council Total resident workersResident workers employed in Lithgow City Council % resident workers employed in Lithgow City Council 2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing21516576.719517489.2-12.5%
Mining68360989.297593896.2-7.0%
Manufacturing41030273.752843983.1-9.5%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services27824287.133831793.8-6.7%
Construction50230059.836231386.5-26.7%
Wholesale Trade16514889.714712383.7+6.0%
Retail Trade74661582.478967084.9-2.5%
Accommodation and Food Services68758885.665158589.9-4.3%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing35326474.842333879.9-5.1%
Information Media and Telecommunications654264.6443170.5-5.8%
Financial and Insurance Services16012980.613311989.5-8.9%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services968184.4746385.1-0.8%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services21516375.822818882.5-6.6%
Administrative and Support Services24718173.324220986.4-13.1%
Public Administration and Safety72356978.765853881.8-3.1%
Education and Training49138277.849038879.2-1.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance88363371.784668280.6-8.9%
Arts and Recreation Services934952.7645078.1-25.4%
Other Services30323276.628023583.9-7.4%
Industry not classified30822874.013511887.4-13.4%

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: 76.6% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 52.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 71.7% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 77.8% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 78.7% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 73.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 75.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 84.4% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 80.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 64.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 74.8% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 85.6% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 82.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 89.7% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 59.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 87.1% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 73.7% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 89.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 76.7% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 232 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 49 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 633 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 382 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 569 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 181 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 163 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 81 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 129 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 42 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 264 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 588 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 615 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 148 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 300 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 242 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 302 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 609 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 165 Other Services, Total resident workers: 303 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 93 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 883 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 491 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 723 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 247 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 215 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 96 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 160 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 65 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 353 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 687 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 746 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 165 Construction, Total resident workers: 502 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 278 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 410 Mining, Total resident workers: 683 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 215
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, Lithgow City Council : -7.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Lithgow City Council : -25.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Lithgow City Council : -8.9% Education and Training, Lithgow City Council : -1.4% Public Administration and Safety, Lithgow City Council : -3.1% Administrative and Support Services, Lithgow City Council : -13.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Lithgow City Council : -6.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Lithgow City Council : -0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Lithgow City Council : -8.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Lithgow City Council : -5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Lithgow City Council : -5.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Lithgow City Council : -4.3% Retail Trade, Lithgow City Council : -2.5% Wholesale Trade, Lithgow City Council : +6.0% Construction, Lithgow City Council : -26.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Lithgow City Council : -6.7% Manufacturing, Lithgow City Council : -9.5% Mining, Lithgow City Council : -7.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Lithgow City Council : -12.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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