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Meander Valley Council area

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 58.7% of Meander Valley 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, Meander Valley 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
Meander Valley Council area20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Meander Valley Council area% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Northern Tasmania Region% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing86072484.275870392.7-8.6%
Mining3333100.0221986.4+13.6%
Manufacturing46724452.258034359.1-6.9%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services391435.9402870.0-34.1%
Construction40325062.039825363.6-1.5%
Wholesale Trade1327254.51629558.6-4.1%
Retail Trade55631957.458236662.9-5.5%
Accommodation and Food Services45827560.048328759.4+0.6%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing18312166.119213369.3-3.2%
Information Media and Telecommunications221986.41010100.0-13.6%
Financial and Insurance Services272488.93333100.0-11.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services322165.6553869.1-3.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services15411373.414111078.0-4.6%
Administrative and Support Services1107568.21078175.7-7.5%
Public Administration and Safety25912749.025415761.8-12.8%
Education and Training34221562.935319655.5+7.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance76530039.235723966.9-27.7%
Arts and Recreation Services2989832.92899332.2+0.7%
Other Services1338060.21309069.2-9.1%
Industry not classified18611561.81299674.4-12.6%

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: 60.2% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 32.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 39.2% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.9% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 49.0% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 65.6% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 86.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 66.1% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 60.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 57.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 54.5% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 35.9% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 52.2% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.2% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 80 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 98 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 300 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 215 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 127 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 75 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 113 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 21 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 24 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 19 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 121 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 275 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 319 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 72 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 250 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 14 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 244 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 33 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 724 Other Services, Total local workers: 133 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 298 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 765 Education and Training, Total local workers: 342 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 259 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 110 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 154 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 32 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 27 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 22 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 183 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 458 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 556 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 132 Construction, Total local workers: 403 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 39 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 467 Mining, Total local workers: 33 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 860
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, Meander Valley Council area: -9.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Meander Valley Council area: +0.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Meander Valley Council area: -27.7% Education and Training, Meander Valley Council area: +7.3% Public Administration and Safety, Meander Valley Council area: -12.8% Administrative and Support Services, Meander Valley Council area: -7.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Meander Valley Council area: -4.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Meander Valley Council area: -3.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Meander Valley Council area: -11.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Meander Valley Council area: -13.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Meander Valley Council area: -3.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Meander Valley Council area: +0.6% Retail Trade, Meander Valley Council area: -5.5% Wholesale Trade, Meander Valley Council area: -4.1% Construction, Meander Valley Council area: -1.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Meander Valley Council area: -34.1% Manufacturing, Meander Valley Council area: -6.9% Mining, Meander Valley Council area: +13.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Meander Valley Council area: -8.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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