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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 80.0% of Lithgow City Council ’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, 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-sufficiency by industry
Lithgow City Council 20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Lithgow City Council % industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Lithgow City Council % industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing18916587.319917487.4-0.1%
Mining81660974.61,19293878.7-4.1%
Manufacturing35030286.352443983.8+2.5%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services29124283.240031779.3+3.9%
Construction37630079.837431383.7-3.9%
Wholesale Trade15214897.414212386.6+10.8%
Retail Trade68861589.473367091.4-2.0%
Accommodation and Food Services64458891.365858588.9+2.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing31426484.138133888.7-4.6%
Information Media and Telecommunications464291.3343191.2+0.1%
Financial and Insurance Services15412983.813211990.2-6.4%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services948186.2676394.0-7.9%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services18616387.620218893.1-5.4%
Administrative and Support Services20418188.723220990.1-1.4%
Public Administration and Safety89956963.372653874.1-10.8%
Education and Training54238270.555638869.8+0.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance77263382.081568283.7-1.7%
Arts and Recreation Services554989.1545092.6-3.5%
Other Services25923289.625323592.9-3.3%
Industry not classified25122890.814011884.3+6.6%

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: 89.6% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.0% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 70.5% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.3% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 86.2% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.1% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.3% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.4% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 79.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.2% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 86.3% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.3% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 232 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 49 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 633 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 382 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 569 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 181 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 163 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 81 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 129 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 42 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 264 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 588 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 615 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 148 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 300 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 242 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 302 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 609 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 165 Other Services, Total local workers: 259 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 55 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 772 Education and Training, Total local workers: 542 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 899 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 204 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 186 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 94 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 154 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 46 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 314 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 644 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 688 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 152 Construction, Total local workers: 376 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 291 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 350 Mining, Total local workers: 816 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 189
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, Lithgow City Council : -3.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Lithgow City Council : -3.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Lithgow City Council : -1.7% Education and Training, Lithgow City Council : +0.7% Public Administration and Safety, Lithgow City Council : -10.8% Administrative and Support Services, Lithgow City Council : -1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Lithgow City Council : -5.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Lithgow City Council : -7.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Lithgow City Council : -6.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Lithgow City Council : +0.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Lithgow City Council : -4.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Lithgow City Council : +2.4% Retail Trade, Lithgow City Council : -2.0% Wholesale Trade, Lithgow City Council : +10.8% Construction, Lithgow City Council : -3.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Lithgow City Council : +3.9% Manufacturing, Lithgow City Council : +2.5% Mining, Lithgow City Council : -4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Lithgow City Council : -0.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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