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Flinders Council

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 93.7% of Flinders Council’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, 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-sufficiency by industry
Flinders Council20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Flinders Council% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Northern Tasmania Region% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9494100.0888596.6+3.4%
Mining000.0000.00%
Manufacturing1111100.0141178.6+21.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1313100.01010100.00%
Construction312064.5322578.1-13.6%
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 Assistance434093.02626100.0-7.0%
Arts and Recreation Services33100.044100.00%
Other Services66100.01515100.00%
Industry not classified1111100.09333.3+66.7%

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: 100.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.0% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 0.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 0.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 6 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 40 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 31 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 38 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 15 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 7 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 0 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 6 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 24 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 27 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 26 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 5 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 20 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 13 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 11 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 0 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 94 Other Services, Total local workers: 6 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 43 Education and Training, Total local workers: 31 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 38 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 15 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 7 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 0 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 6 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 24 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 27 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 26 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 5 Construction, Total local workers: 31 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 13 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 11 Mining, Total local workers: 0 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 94
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, Flinders Council: 0% Arts and Recreation Services, Flinders Council: 0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Flinders Council: -7.0% 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: -13.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Flinders Council: 0% Manufacturing, Flinders Council: +21.4% Mining, Flinders Council: 0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Flinders Council: +3.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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