Meander Valley Council

Employment self-sufficiency

In 2021, 63.1% of Meander Valley 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
Meander Valley 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 Fishing98676177.286072484.2-7.0%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services242083.3391435.9+47.4%
Wholesale Trade1176757.31327254.5+2.7%
Retail Trade46929262.355631957.4+4.9%
Accommodation and Food Services47030464.745827560.0+4.6%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing19513669.718312166.1+3.6%
Information Media and Telecommunications211781.0221986.4-5.4%
Financial and Insurance Services2424100.0272488.9+11.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services403177.5322165.6+11.9%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services15312984.315411373.4+10.9%
Administrative and Support Services1298767.41107568.2-0.7%
Public Administration and Safety18910455.025912749.0+6.0%
Education and Training39922255.634221562.9-7.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance49429860.376530039.2+21.1%
Arts and Recreation Services2418535.32989832.9+2.4%
Other Services13010580.81338060.2+20.6%
Industry not classified18512969.718611561.8+7.9%
Total Industries5,3983,40863.15,4813,21558.7+4.5%

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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