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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 52.1% of Northern Beaches Council 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 Northern Beaches Council 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, Northern Beaches Council 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
Northern Beaches Council area20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Northern Beaches Council area% resident workers employed in the Northern Beaches Council areaTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Northern Beaches Council area% resident workers employed in the Northern Beaches Council area2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing39824260.821614466.7-5.9%
Mining2195826.51864222.6+3.9%
Manufacturing5,6693,48761.57,4194,64562.6-1.1%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services74430641.177731240.2+1.0%
Construction11,5535,54448.07,6234,79963.0-15.0%
Wholesale Trade5,2562,80553.47,5854,60960.8-7.4%
Retail Trade11,7908,58572.811,5718,69875.2-2.4%
Accommodation and Food Services7,7355,97477.26,5865,10977.6-0.3%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,5971,50641.93,2271,34741.7+0.1%
Information Media and Telecommunications4,6401,12924.34,4151,15126.1-1.7%
Financial and Insurance Services8,7311,62318.68,3851,69320.2-1.6%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,0901,67054.02,7281,57357.7-3.6%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services17,0766,90440.415,6636,45941.2-0.8%
Administrative and Support Services4,8772,22045.53,9411,97150.0-4.5%
Public Administration and Safety5,3952,13339.54,8942,03341.5-2.0%
Education and Training11,0266,47358.79,1965,51259.9-1.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance13,9038,60561.911,8607,68564.8-2.9%
Arts and Recreation Services2,5811,44856.12,0951,25359.8-3.7%
Other Services4,8123,16365.74,4203,08569.8-4.1%
Industry not classified6,2203,70659.62,6421,55959.0+0.6%

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: 65.7% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 56.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 61.9% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 58.7% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 39.5% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 45.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 40.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 54.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 18.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 24.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 41.9% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 77.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 72.8% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 53.4% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 48.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 41.1% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 61.5% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 26.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 60.8% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 3,163 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,448 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 8,605 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 6,473 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 2,133 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,220 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 6,904 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,670 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,623 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 1,129 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,506 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 5,974 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 8,585 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 2,805 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 5,544 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 306 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 3,487 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 58 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 242 Other Services, Total resident workers: 4,812 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 2,581 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 13,903 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 11,026 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 5,395 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 4,877 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 17,076 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 3,090 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 8,731 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 4,640 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 3,597 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 7,735 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 11,790 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 5,256 Construction, Total resident workers: 11,553 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 744 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 5,669 Mining, Total resident workers: 219 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 398
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, Northern Beaches Council area: -4.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -3.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Beaches Council area: -2.9% Education and Training, Northern Beaches Council area: -1.2% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Beaches Council area: -2.0% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -4.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -3.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -1.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Beaches Council area: -1.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Beaches Council area: +0.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -0.3% Retail Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: -2.4% Wholesale Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: -7.4% Construction, Northern Beaches Council area: -15.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +1.0% Manufacturing, Northern Beaches Council area: -1.1% Mining, Northern Beaches Council area: +3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Beaches Council area: -5.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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