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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 91.2% of Flinders Council’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 Flinders Council 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, Flinders Council 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
Flinders Council20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Flinders Council% resident workers employed in Flinders CouncilTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Flinders Council% resident workers employed in Flinders Council2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1009494.0948590.4+3.6%
Mining000.0000.00%
Manufacturing1111100.0141178.6+21.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1313100.01010100.00%
Construction352057.12525100.0-42.9%
Wholesale Trade55100.077100.00%
Retail Trade2626100.02121100.00%
Accommodation and Food Services2727100.01919100.00%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2424100.0191684.2+15.8%
Information Media and Telecommunications66100.033100.00%
Financial and Insurance Services000.0000.00%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services77100.088100.00%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services77100.01212100.00%
Administrative and Support Services1515100.01111100.00%
Public Administration and Safety3838100.04343100.00%
Education and Training3131100.02626100.00%
Health Care and Social Assistance4040100.02626100.00%
Arts and Recreation Services33100.044100.00%
Other Services66100.01515100.00%
Industry not classified151173.36350.0+23.3%

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: 100.0% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 0.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 57.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 0.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 94.0% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 6 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 40 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 31 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 38 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 15 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 7 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 0 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 6 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 24 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 27 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 26 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 5 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 20 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 13 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 11 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 0 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 94 Other Services, Total resident workers: 6 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 40 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 31 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 38 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 15 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 7 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 0 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 6 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 24 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 27 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 26 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 5 Construction, Total resident workers: 35 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 13 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 11 Mining, Total resident workers: 0 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 100
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, Flinders Council: 0% Arts and Recreation Services, Flinders Council: 0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Flinders Council: 0% Education and Training, Flinders Council: 0% Public Administration and Safety, Flinders Council: 0% Administrative and Support Services, Flinders Council: 0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Flinders Council: 0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Flinders Council: 0% Financial and Insurance Services, Flinders Council: 0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Flinders Council: 0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Flinders Council: +15.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Flinders Council: 0% Retail Trade, Flinders Council: 0% Wholesale Trade, Flinders Council: 0% Construction, Flinders Council: -42.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Flinders Council: 0% Manufacturing, Flinders Council: +21.4% Mining, Flinders Council: 0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Flinders Council: +3.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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