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Northern Tasmania Region

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 97.7% of the Northern Tasmania Region’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 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-sufficiency by industry
Northern Tasmania Region20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Northern Tasmania Region% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Northern Tasmania Region% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,3743,27597.13,0483,01298.8-1.8%
Mining25024497.636033492.8+4.8%
Manufacturing4,3784,28697.95,9085,81998.5-0.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services76775598.478877898.7-0.3%
Construction3,3713,29797.83,4313,35197.7+0.1%
Wholesale Trade1,5881,57198.92,1642,13698.7+0.2%
Retail Trade6,6016,54299.16,7866,72099.0+0.1%
Accommodation and Food Services4,3074,25998.94,4214,35898.6+0.3%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,3442,29798.02,4072,34297.3+0.7%
Information Media and Telecommunications60359698.869068198.7+0.1%
Financial and Insurance Services1,3221,31299.21,6481,64199.6-0.3%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services75074799.676374898.0+1.6%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,2402,19798.12,0962,07799.1-1.0%
Administrative and Support Services1,2781,25197.91,3221,30498.6-0.8%
Public Administration and Safety2,9612,92698.83,7923,73598.5+0.3%
Education and Training5,1995,14599.05,3325,27398.9+0.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance8,2448,10498.36,8486,76798.8-0.5%
Arts and Recreation Services94292998.681580999.3-0.7%
Other Services2,0061,99399.42,1002,09599.8-0.4%
Industry not classified1,8581,83498.71,2301,22799.8-1.1%

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: 99.4% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.3% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 99.0% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.8% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 99.6% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 99.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.0% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 99.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.9% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.4% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.9% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.1% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,993 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 929 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 8,104 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 5,145 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 2,926 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,251 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,197 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 747 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,312 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 596 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 2,297 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 4,259 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 6,542 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,571 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 3,297 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 755 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 4,286 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 244 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 3,275 Other Services, Total local workers: 2,006 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 942 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 8,244 Education and Training, Total local workers: 5,199 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 2,961 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,278 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 2,240 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 750 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 1,322 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 603 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 2,344 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 4,307 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 6,601 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 1,588 Construction, Total local workers: 3,371 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 767 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 4,378 Mining, Total local workers: 250 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 3,374
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 Tasmania Region: -0.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -0.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Tasmania Region: -0.5% Education and Training, Northern Tasmania Region: +0.1% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Tasmania Region: +0.3% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -0.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -0.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Tasmania Region: +0.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Tasmania Region: +0.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +0.3% Retail Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: +0.1% Wholesale Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: +0.2% Construction, Northern Tasmania Region: +0.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -0.3% Manufacturing, Northern Tasmania Region: -0.6% Mining, Northern Tasmania Region: +4.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Tasmania Region: -1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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