Mansfield Shire Council

Employment self-containment

In 2021, 75.7% of Mansfield Shire 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 workdata 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 Mansfield Shire Council in the local area, and is updated annually. 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-containment by Industry
Mansfield Shire Council20212016Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the region% of resident workers employed in the regionTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the region% of resident workers employed in the region2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing34331391.334532393.6-2.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services362055.6311754.8+0.7%
Wholesale Trade807290.0746283.8+6.2%
Retail Trade47745896.041640396.9-0.9%
Accommodation and Food Services45837982.841833078.9+3.8%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing17010461.21648753.0+8.1%
Information Media and Telecommunications261869.2282589.3-20.0%
Financial and Insurance Services453680.02222100.0-20.0%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services796987.3716591.5-4.2%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services22816170.616113483.2-12.6%
Administrative and Support Services1277760.61438660.1+0.5%
Public Administration and Safety25818571.718113976.8-5.1%
Education and Training45640087.733930489.7-2.0%
Health Care and Social Assistance44336582.433127783.7-1.3%
Arts and Recreation Services563664.3443784.1-19.8%
Other Services17013981.813712389.8-8.0%
Industry not classified17513275.417713073.4+2.0%
Total Industries4,5753,46475.73,7692,92177.5-1.8%

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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