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West Tamar Council area

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 69.8% of West Tamar 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, West Tamar 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
West Tamar Council area20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in West Tamar Council area% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Northern Tasmania Region% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing26219976.025120079.7-3.7%
Mining464393.51588956.3+37.2%
Manufacturing21916274.031222973.4+0.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services491938.8371540.5-1.8%
Construction33523369.634425875.0-5.5%
Wholesale Trade614167.21248467.7-0.5%
Retail Trade44130769.650833565.9+3.7%
Accommodation and Food Services31125381.439428171.3+10.0%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing17113176.618211864.8+11.8%
Information Media and Telecommunications252288.0241979.2+8.8%
Financial and Insurance Services252288.0553767.3+20.7%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services503876.0574578.9-2.9%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services13612894.114310976.2+17.9%
Administrative and Support Services978284.51138877.9+6.7%
Public Administration and Safety1529461.816110464.6-2.8%
Education and Training50930660.159030451.5+8.6%
Health Care and Social Assistance43625959.443527763.7-4.3%
Arts and Recreation Services675277.6443068.2+9.4%
Other Services15111676.816413280.5-3.7%
Industry not classified13910676.3968184.4-8.1%

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: 76.8% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 59.4% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 60.1% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.8% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.6% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.4% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.6% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 67.2% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 38.8% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.0% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.0% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 116 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 52 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 259 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 306 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 94 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 82 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 128 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 38 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 22 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 22 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 131 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 253 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 307 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 41 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 233 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 19 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 162 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 43 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 199 Other Services, Total local workers: 151 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 67 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 436 Education and Training, Total local workers: 509 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 152 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 97 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 136 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 50 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 25 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 25 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 171 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 311 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 441 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 61 Construction, Total local workers: 335 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 49 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 219 Mining, Total local workers: 46 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 262
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, West Tamar Council area: -3.7% Arts and Recreation Services, West Tamar Council area: +9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, West Tamar Council area: -4.3% Education and Training, West Tamar Council area: +8.6% Public Administration and Safety, West Tamar Council area: -2.8% Administrative and Support Services, West Tamar Council area: +6.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Tamar Council area: +17.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Tamar Council area: -2.9% Financial and Insurance Services, West Tamar Council area: +20.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, West Tamar Council area: +8.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Tamar Council area: +11.8% Accommodation and Food Services, West Tamar Council area: +10.0% Retail Trade, West Tamar Council area: +3.7% Wholesale Trade, West Tamar Council area: -0.5% Construction, West Tamar Council area: -5.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Tamar Council area: -1.8% Manufacturing, West Tamar Council area: +0.6% Mining, West Tamar Council area: +37.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Tamar Council area: -3.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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