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George Town Council area

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 52.9% of George Town 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, George Town 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
George Town Council area20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in George Town Council area% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Northern Tasmania Region% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1356951.11087771.3-20.2%
Mining682536.8311032.3+4.5%
Manufacturing95736137.71,26452841.8-4.1%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services271348.1592440.7+7.5%
Construction1278466.117710559.3+6.8%
Wholesale Trade301550.0463167.4-17.4%
Retail Trade15614089.721418084.1+5.6%
Accommodation and Food Services958791.612910581.4+10.2%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1397352.520010653.0-0.5%
Information Media and Telecommunications8562.577100.0-37.5%
Financial and Insurance Services171058.86350.0+8.8%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services241770.8221881.8-11.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services251976.0171482.4-6.4%
Administrative and Support Services663756.1513772.5-16.5%
Public Administration and Safety654366.2996666.7-0.5%
Education and Training1568755.81689757.7-2.0%
Health Care and Social Assistance14912382.615213790.1-7.6%
Arts and Recreation Services77100.099100.00%
Other Services312477.4493367.3+10.1%
Industry not classified1227359.8805366.3-6.4%

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: 77.4% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.6% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 55.8% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 66.2% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 56.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 70.8% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 52.5% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.6% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.7% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 50.0% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 66.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 48.1% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 37.7% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 36.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 51.1% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 24 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 7 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 123 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 87 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 43 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 37 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 19 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: 5 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 73 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 87 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 140 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 15 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 84 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 13 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 361 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 25 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 69 Other Services, Total local workers: 31 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 7 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 149 Education and Training, Total local workers: 156 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 65 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 66 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 25 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 24 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 17 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 8 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 139 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 95 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 156 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 30 Construction, Total local workers: 127 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 27 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 957 Mining, Total local workers: 68 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 135
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, George Town Council area: +10.1% Arts and Recreation Services, George Town Council area: 0% Health Care and Social Assistance, George Town Council area: -7.6% Education and Training, George Town Council area: -2.0% Public Administration and Safety, George Town Council area: -0.5% Administrative and Support Services, George Town Council area: -16.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, George Town Council area: -6.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, George Town Council area: -11.0% Financial and Insurance Services, George Town Council area: +8.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, George Town Council area: -37.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, George Town Council area: -0.5% Accommodation and Food Services, George Town Council area: +10.2% Retail Trade, George Town Council area: +5.6% Wholesale Trade, George Town Council area: -17.4% Construction, George Town Council area: +6.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, George Town Council area: +7.5% Manufacturing, George Town Council area: -4.1% Mining, George Town Council area: +4.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, George Town Council area: -20.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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