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Employment self-containment

In 2016, 88.5% of Maranoa Regional 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 Maranoa Regional 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 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, Maranoa Regional 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.
  • Industry
  • Occupations
Employment self-containment by Industry
Maranoa Regional Council20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers residing in Maranoa Regional Council%% resident workers employed in Maranoa Regional CouncilTotal resident workersResident workers residing in Maranoa Regional Council%% resident workers employed in Maranoa Regional Council2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,2261,11090.51,2341,17194.9-4.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services14411982.610910394.5-11.9%
Wholesale Trade16714989.215515298.1-8.8%
Retail Trade47345896.8600600100.0-3.2%
Accommodation and Food Services31530396.235434196.3-0.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing28024988.931730796.8-7.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications3232100.0403792.5+7.5%
Financial and Insurance Services6767100.09292100.0--%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services877990.87676100.0-9.2%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services14112991.515715095.5-4.1%
Administrative and Support Services1149179.8666395.5-15.6%
Public Administration and Safety55550090.149248999.4-9.3%
Education and Training45544297.140239698.5-1.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance67965195.967966397.6-1.8%
Arts and Recreation Services3333100.02626100.0--%
Other Services22019789.5227227100.0-10.5%
Industry not classified30027692.018518197.8-5.8%
Total Industries6,3185,59388.56,4406,15495.6-7.0%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016 Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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