Murray Shire Council

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Shire of Murray

Employment self-sufficiency

In 2016, 43.8% of Shire of Murray’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 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, Shire of Murray 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-sufficiency by Industry
Shire of Murray20162011Change
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 region2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing26921579.926320477.6+2.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services922527.2731013.7+13.5%
Wholesale Trade744256.8735474.0-17.2%
Retail Trade42627364.137924664.9-0.8%
Accommodation and Food Services31521267.334623567.9-0.6%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing816377.8786785.9-8.1%
Information Media and Telecommunications33100.07342.9+57.2%
Financial and Insurance Services362055.6442454.5+1.0%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services654975.4553461.8+13.6%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1207764.217010058.8+5.3%
Administrative and Support Services1167463.81397251.8+12.0%
Public Administration and Safety1537649.71709958.2-8.6%
Education and Training39917744.429415452.4-8.0%
Health Care and Social Assistance29113345.725611043.0+2.7%
Arts and Recreation Services1328665.21137162.8+2.3%
Other Services1599358.51588251.9+6.6%
Industry not classified21911954.31297457.4-3.0%
Total Industries5,3682,35143.85,5572,35642.4+1.4%

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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