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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 72.9% of Murchison Area’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 work data 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 the Murchison Area in the local area, and is updated annually. 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, Murchison Area 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-containment by industry
Murchison Area20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Murchison Area% resident workers employed in the Murchison AreaTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Murchison Area% resident workers employed in the Murchison Area2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,6391,45688.81,3891,35897.8-8.9%
Mining66659889.893287293.6-3.8%
Manufacturing1,2301,03784.31,6001,22276.4+7.9%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services826174.41006363.0+11.4%
Construction68841360.063251581.5-21.5%
Wholesale Trade25619475.843835180.1-4.4%
Retail Trade1,02476374.51,17488575.4-0.9%
Accommodation and Food Services78265383.586074386.4-2.9%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing48130563.448635673.3-9.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications382257.9603151.7+6.2%
Financial and Insurance Services1146557.01479161.9-4.9%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services805265.01076661.7+3.3%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services26217867.927820473.4-5.5%
Administrative and Support Services32820161.326415558.7+2.6%
Public Administration and Safety45925956.460134357.1-0.7%
Education and Training87561069.787260469.3+0.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,13762354.898656357.1-2.3%
Arts and Recreation Services695884.1534584.9-0.9%
Other Services38427571.640329372.7-1.1%
Industry not classified42231875.416713077.8-2.5%

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-containment by industry 2016
Employment self-containment by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-containment: 71.6% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 84.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 54.8% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 69.7% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 56.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 61.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 67.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 65.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 57.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 57.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 63.4% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 83.5% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 74.5% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 75.8% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 60.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 74.4% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 84.3% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 89.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 88.8% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 275 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 58 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 623 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 610 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 259 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 201 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 178 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 52 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 65 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 22 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 305 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 653 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 763 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 194 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 413 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 61 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,037 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 598 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,456 Other Services, Total resident workers: 384 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 69 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 1,137 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 875 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 459 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 328 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 262 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 80 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 114 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 38 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 481 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 782 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 1,024 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 256 Construction, Total resident workers: 688 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 82 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 1,230 Mining, Total resident workers: 666 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 1,639
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016 Other Services, Murchison Area: -1.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Murchison Area: -0.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Murchison Area: -2.3% Education and Training, Murchison Area: +0.5% Public Administration and Safety, Murchison Area: -0.7% Administrative and Support Services, Murchison Area: +2.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Murchison Area: -5.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Murchison Area: +3.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Murchison Area: -4.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Murchison Area: +6.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Murchison Area: -9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Murchison Area: -2.9% Retail Trade, Murchison Area: -0.9% Wholesale Trade, Murchison Area: -4.4% Construction, Murchison Area: -21.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Murchison Area: +11.4% Manufacturing, Murchison Area: +7.9% Mining, Murchison Area: -3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Murchison Area: -8.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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