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Northern Beaches Council area

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 78.1% of the Northern Beaches Council area’s local workers were residents and this proportion has decreased since 2006.

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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Employment self-sufficiency by industry
Northern Beaches Council area20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Northern Beaches Council area% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Northern Beaches Council area% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing17414583.321216778.8+4.6%
Mining544685.23737100.0-14.8%
Manufacturing6,2164,41070.96,7955,07174.6-3.7%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services43431873.347930964.5+8.8%
Construction5,6274,24975.55,5784,14974.4+1.1%
Wholesale Trade6,8334,47965.56,3744,35868.4-2.8%
Retail Trade10,6158,27578.010,6478,68981.6-3.7%
Accommodation and Food Services5,9164,76780.65,4604,54283.2-2.6%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,5471,27382.31,4521,21283.5-1.2%
Information Media and Telecommunications1,5051,10173.21,4861,10374.2-1.1%
Financial and Insurance Services1,9541,65384.62,0561,79087.1-2.5%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,7201,54990.11,8041,63390.5-0.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,6396,25181.86,5945,47083.0-1.1%
Administrative and Support Services2,1641,81984.11,9571,64484.0+0.1%
Public Administration and Safety2,4831,97179.42,4311,95880.5-1.2%
Education and Training6,5575,31881.15,6904,69382.5-1.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance9,2177,31879.48,0006,54081.8-2.4%
Arts and Recreation Services1,3411,17587.61,11396586.7+0.9%
Other Services3,6002,94481.83,5402,83780.1+1.6%
Industry not classified1,11285877.21,10188880.7-3.5%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2011
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2011 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.8% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 79.4% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.1% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 79.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.1% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.3% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.6% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.0% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 65.5% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.3% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 70.9% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 85.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.3% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,944 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,175 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 7,318 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 5,318 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 1,971 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,819 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 6,251 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,549 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,653 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 1,101 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 1,273 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 4,767 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 8,275 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 4,479 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 4,249 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 318 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 4,410 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 46 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 145 Other Services, Total local workers: 3,600 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 1,341 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 9,217 Education and Training, Total local workers: 6,557 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 2,483 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 2,164 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 7,639 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,720 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 1,954 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 1,505 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,547 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 5,916 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 10,615 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 6,833 Construction, Total local workers: 5,627 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 434 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 6,216 Mining, Total local workers: 54 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 174
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011.
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2006 to 2011
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2006 to 2011 Other Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +1.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +0.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Beaches Council area: -2.4% Education and Training, Northern Beaches Council area: -1.4% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Beaches Council area: -1.2% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +0.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -2.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Beaches Council area: -1.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Beaches Council area: -1.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -2.6% Retail Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: -3.7% Wholesale Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: -2.8% Construction, Northern Beaches Council area: +1.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +8.8% Manufacturing, Northern Beaches Council area: -3.7% Mining, Northern Beaches Council area: -14.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Beaches Council area: +4.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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