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Northern Tasmania Region

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 92.3% of Northern Tasmania Region’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 Tasmania Region 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 Tasmania Region 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 Tasmania Region20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Northern Tasmania Region% resident workers employed in the Northern Tasmania RegionTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Northern Tasmania Region% resident workers employed in the Northern Tasmania Region2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,6043,27590.93,0953,00797.2-6.3%
Mining39424461.947033471.1-9.1%
Manufacturing4,4184,28697.05,8905,79998.5-1.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services78675596.179377197.2-1.2%
Construction4,3763,29775.33,4293,28895.9-20.5%
Wholesale Trade1,6461,57195.42,1822,13197.7-2.2%
Retail Trade6,6716,54298.16,8126,66697.9+0.2%
Accommodation and Food Services4,3584,25997.74,4554,32897.1+0.6%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,5612,29789.72,4562,33895.2-5.5%
Information Media and Telecommunications62159696.068867998.7-2.7%
Financial and Insurance Services1,3291,31298.71,6571,63998.9-0.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services75674798.875674598.5+0.3%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,3312,19794.32,1302,05896.6-2.4%
Administrative and Support Services1,5791,25179.21,3481,29596.1-16.8%
Public Administration and Safety3,0632,92695.53,8203,73197.7-2.2%
Education and Training5,3435,14596.35,3345,21297.7-1.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance8,4698,10495.76,8596,74198.3-2.6%
Arts and Recreation Services96092996.882579095.8+1.0%
Other Services2,0931,99395.22,1072,08599.0-3.7%
Industry not classified2,0261,83490.51,2361,22298.9-8.3%

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: 95.2% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 96.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 95.7% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 96.3% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 95.5% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 79.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 94.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 98.8% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 98.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 96.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 89.7% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 97.7% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 98.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 95.4% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 75.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 96.1% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 97.0% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 61.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 90.9% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,993 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 929 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 8,104 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 5,145 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 2,926 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,251 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,197 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 747 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,312 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 596 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 2,297 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 4,259 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 6,542 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 1,571 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 3,297 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 755 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 4,286 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 244 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 3,275 Other Services, Total resident workers: 2,093 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 960 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 8,469 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 5,343 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 3,063 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 1,579 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 2,331 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 756 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 1,329 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 621 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 2,561 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 4,358 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 6,671 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 1,646 Construction, Total resident workers: 4,376 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 786 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 4,418 Mining, Total resident workers: 394 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 3,604
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 Tasmania Region: -3.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +1.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Tasmania Region: -2.6% Education and Training, Northern Tasmania Region: -1.4% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Tasmania Region: -2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -16.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -0.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Tasmania Region: -2.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Tasmania Region: -5.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +0.6% Retail Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: +0.2% Wholesale Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: -2.2% Construction, Northern Tasmania Region: -20.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -1.2% Manufacturing, Northern Tasmania Region: -1.4% Mining, Northern Tasmania Region: -9.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Tasmania Region: -6.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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