Mansfield Shire Council

Employment self-sufficiency

In 2021, 89.0% of Mansfield Shire 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

  • Industry
  • Occupations
Employment self-sufficiency by Industry
Mansfield Shire Council20212016Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the regionTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the region2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing33631393.234132394.7-1.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2020100.01717100.0--%
Wholesale Trade757296.0696289.9+6.2%
Retail Trade48245895.041240397.8-2.8%
Accommodation and Food Services42237989.835933091.9-2.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing12210485.2938793.5-8.3%
Information Media and Telecommunications1818100.02525100.0--%
Financial and Insurance Services3636100.02222100.0--%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services766990.8766585.5+5.3%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services17316193.114013495.7-2.6%
Administrative and Support Services867789.58686100.0-10.5%
Public Administration and Safety19718593.916413984.8+9.2%
Education and Training43340092.432630493.3-0.9%
Health Care and Social Assistance39436592.629827793.0-0.3%
Arts and Recreation Services3636100.03737100.0--%
Other Services14313997.2123123100.0-2.8%
Industry not classified14313292.313913093.5-1.2%
Total Industries3,8933,46489.03,1982,92191.3-2.3%

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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