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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 76.7% of the Northern Beaches Council area’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.

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-sufficiency by industry
Northern Beaches Council area20162011Change
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- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing35724267.818514477.8-10.1%
Mining755877.3514282.4-5.0%
Manufacturing5,1723,48767.46,5234,64571.2-3.8%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services46730665.544431270.3-4.8%
Construction7,6535,54472.46,3414,79975.7-3.2%
Wholesale Trade4,4762,80562.77,0674,60965.2-2.6%
Retail Trade11,1058,58577.311,1358,69878.1-0.8%
Accommodation and Food Services7,4615,97480.16,3735,10980.2-0.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,9251,50678.21,6381,34782.2-4.0%
Information Media and Telecommunications1,6301,12969.31,5351,15175.0-5.7%
Financial and Insurance Services1,8501,62387.71,9861,69385.2+2.5%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,8731,67089.21,7471,57390.0-0.9%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,4296,90481.97,8756,45982.0-0.1%
Administrative and Support Services2,7222,22081.62,3361,97184.4-2.8%
Public Administration and Safety2,7292,13378.22,5422,03380.0-1.8%
Education and Training7,9286,47381.66,7575,51281.6+0.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance11,4208,60575.49,6867,68579.3-4.0%
Arts and Recreation Services1,6711,44886.71,4481,25386.5+0.1%
Other Services3,9743,16379.63,7693,08581.9-2.3%
Industry not classified4,7603,70677.92,0081,55977.6+0.2%

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-sufficiency by industry 2016
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 79.6% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 86.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.4% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.6% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.2% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.2% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 78.2% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.1% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.3% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.7% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 65.5% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 67.4% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 67.8% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,163 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,448 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 8,605 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 6,473 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 2,133 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,220 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 6,904 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,670 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,623 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 1,129 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 1,506 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 5,974 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 8,585 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 2,805 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 5,544 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 306 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 3,487 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 58 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 242 Other Services, Total local workers: 3,974 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 1,671 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 11,420 Education and Training, Total local workers: 7,928 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 2,729 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 2,722 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 8,429 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,873 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 1,850 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 1,630 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,925 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 7,461 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 11,105 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 4,476 Construction, Total local workers: 7,653 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 467 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 5,172 Mining, Total local workers: 75 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 357
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016 Other Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -2.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +0.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Beaches Council area: -4.0% Education and Training, Northern Beaches Council area: +0.1% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Beaches Council area: -1.8% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -2.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -0.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Beaches Council area: +2.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Beaches Council area: -5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Beaches Council area: -4.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -0.1% Retail Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: -0.8% Wholesale Trade, Northern Beaches Council area: -2.6% Construction, Northern Beaches Council area: -3.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Beaches Council area: -4.8% Manufacturing, Northern Beaches Council area: -3.8% Mining, Northern Beaches Council area: -5.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Beaches Council area: -10.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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