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Dorset Council area

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 90.3% of Dorset Council area’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, 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-sufficiency by industry
Dorset Council area20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Dorset Council area% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Northern Tasmania Region% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing59855192.162957992.1+0.1%
Mining1010100.077100.00%
Manufacturing127127100.014213494.4+5.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2626100.02020100.00%
Construction978890.7958993.7-3.0%
Wholesale Trade454293.3747094.6-1.3%
Retail Trade22421596.025823992.6+3.4%
Accommodation and Food Services19217792.219017793.2-1.0%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing11810488.112111595.0-6.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications99100.01010100.00%
Financial and Insurance Services1010100.0201470.0+30.0%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services231773.91313100.0-26.1%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services494693.96262100.0-6.1%
Administrative and Support Services4848100.0474493.6+6.4%
Public Administration and Safety12110082.616014490.0-7.4%
Education and Training15112582.816314085.9-3.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance16115193.816815592.3+1.5%
Arts and Recreation Services423992.9363288.9+4.0%
Other Services5454100.0807492.5+7.5%
Industry not classified858296.5625995.2+1.3%

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-sufficiency by industry 2016
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.8% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.8% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.6% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.9% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.1% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.0% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.3% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.1% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 54 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 39 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 151 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 125 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 100 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 48 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 46 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 17 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 10 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 9 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 104 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 177 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 215 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 42 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 88 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 26 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 127 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 10 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 551 Other Services, Total local workers: 54 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 42 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 161 Education and Training, Total local workers: 151 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 121 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 48 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 49 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 23 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 10 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 9 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 118 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 192 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 224 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 45 Construction, Total local workers: 97 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 26 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 127 Mining, Total local workers: 10 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 598
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, Dorset Council area: +7.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Dorset Council area: +4.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Dorset Council area: +1.5% Education and Training, Dorset Council area: -3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Dorset Council area: -7.4% Administrative and Support Services, Dorset Council area: +6.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Dorset Council area: -6.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Dorset Council area: -26.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Dorset Council area: +30.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Dorset Council area: 0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Dorset Council area: -6.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Dorset Council area: -1.0% Retail Trade, Dorset Council area: +3.4% Wholesale Trade, Dorset Council area: -1.3% Construction, Dorset Council area: -3.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Dorset Council area: 0% Manufacturing, Dorset Council area: +5.6% Mining, Dorset Council area: 0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Dorset Council area: +0.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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