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Northern Midlands Council area

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 45.2% of Northern Midlands 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 Northern Midlands 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 Midlands 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 Midlands Council area20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Northern Midlands Council area% resident workers employed in Northern Midlands Council areaTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Northern Midlands Council area% resident workers employed in Northern Midlands Council area2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing74261983.462156891.5-8.0%
Mining2700.039717.9-17.9%
Manufacturing54436066.257134460.2+5.9%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services771620.8862832.6-11.8%
Construction41312831.028513146.0-15.0%
Wholesale Trade1819552.524411647.5+4.9%
Retail Trade57923240.156422239.4+0.7%
Accommodation and Food Services26715457.733721062.3-4.6%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing29014951.424214158.3-6.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications261038.538923.7+14.8%
Financial and Insurance Services1011413.9982323.5-9.6%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services793341.8714157.7-16.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1524026.31333727.8-1.5%
Administrative and Support Services1424632.4894247.2-14.8%
Public Administration and Safety2507931.631812639.6-8.0%
Education and Training3099129.432110633.0-3.6%
Health Care and Social Assistance67719128.254018935.0-6.8%
Arts and Recreation Services933032.3683348.5-16.3%
Other Services2168137.52028743.1-5.6%
Industry not classified23010847.01126658.9-12.0%

The Northern Tasmania region includes the following 8 LGAs; Break O'Day (M), Dorset (M), Flinders (M), George Town (M), Launceston (C), Meander Valley (M), Northern Midlands (M) & West Tamar (M).

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: 37.5% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 32.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 28.2% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 29.4% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 31.6% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 32.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 26.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 41.8% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 13.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 38.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 51.4% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 57.7% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 40.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 52.5% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 31.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 20.8% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 66.2% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 0.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 83.4% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 81 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 30 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 191 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 91 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 79 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 46 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 40 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 33 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 14 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 10 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 149 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 154 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 232 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 95 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 128 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 16 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 360 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 0 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 619 Other Services, Total resident workers: 216 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 93 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 677 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 309 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 250 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 142 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 152 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 79 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 101 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 26 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 290 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 267 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 579 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 181 Construction, Total resident workers: 413 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 77 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 544 Mining, Total resident workers: 27 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 742
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 Midlands Council area: -5.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -16.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Midlands Council area: -6.8% Education and Training, Northern Midlands Council area: -3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Midlands Council area: -8.0% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -14.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -16.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -9.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Midlands Council area: +14.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Midlands Council area: -6.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -4.6% Retail Trade, Northern Midlands Council area: +0.7% Wholesale Trade, Northern Midlands Council area: +4.9% Construction, Northern Midlands Council area: -15.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -11.8% Manufacturing, Northern Midlands Council area: +5.9% Mining, Northern Midlands Council area: -17.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Midlands Council area: -8.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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