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Dorset Council area

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 80.0% of Dorset 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 Dorset 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, Dorset 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
Dorset Council area20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Dorset Council area% resident workers employed in Dorset Council areaTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Dorset Council area% resident workers employed in Dorset Council area2011 to 2016
Financial and Insurance Services131076.9171482.4-5.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services302686.7262076.9+9.7%
Industry not classified1108274.5745979.7-5.2%
Wholesale Trade554276.4777090.9-14.5%
Retail Trade24421588.125423994.1-6.0%
Construction1388863.81118980.2-16.4%
Information Media and Telecommunications13969.2131076.9-7.7%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services664669.7686291.2-21.5%
Accommodation and Food Services18017798.319917788.9+9.4%
Education and Training14212588.016414085.4+2.7%
Mining161062.516743.8+18.8%
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing65155184.660857995.2-10.6%
Arts and Recreation Services3939100.03232100.00%
Manufacturing19612764.822413459.8+5.0%
Other Services685479.4857487.1-7.6%
Administrative and Support Services664872.7494489.8-17.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services201785.0161381.3+3.8%
Public Administration and Safety12410080.616014490.0-9.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing12510483.212511592.0-8.8%
Health Care and Social Assistance18215183.017415589.1-6.1%

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: 79.4% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 83.0% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 88.0% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 80.6% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 72.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 69.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 85.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 76.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 69.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 83.2% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 98.3% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 88.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 76.4% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 63.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 86.7% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 64.8% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 62.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 84.6% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 54 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 39 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 151 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 125 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 100 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 48 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 46 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 17 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 10 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 9 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 104 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 177 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 215 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 42 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 88 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 26 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 127 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 10 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 551 Other Services, Total resident workers: 68 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 39 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 182 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 142 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 124 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 66 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 66 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 20 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 13 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 13 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 125 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 180 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 244 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 55 Construction, Total resident workers: 138 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 30 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 196 Mining, Total resident workers: 16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 651
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, Dorset Council area: -7.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Dorset Council area: 0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Dorset Council area: -6.1% Education and Training, Dorset Council area: +2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Dorset Council area: -9.4% Administrative and Support Services, Dorset Council area: -17.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Dorset Council area: -21.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Dorset Council area: +3.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Dorset Council area: -5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Dorset Council area: -7.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Dorset Council area: -8.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Dorset Council area: +9.4% Retail Trade, Dorset Council area: -6.0% Wholesale Trade, Dorset Council area: -14.5% Construction, Dorset Council area: -16.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Dorset Council area: +9.7% Manufacturing, Dorset Council area: +5.0% Mining, Dorset Council area: +18.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Dorset Council area: -10.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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