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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 48.8% of NSROC Region’s resident workers were employed locally.

Self-containment measures the proportion of resident workers who are employed within the boundaries of the Local Government Area or region. It indicates the propensity of residents to seek employment outside the Local Government Area or region in which they live.

Self containment is likely to be higher for regional areas and, 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-containment data should be viewed in conjunction with detailed Residents place of work data to see where resident workers are accessing employment, along with Jobs to workers ratio data which provides the theoretical number of jobs which could be provided to residents of the NSROC Region in the local area, and is updated annually. The Resident workers section will provide the characteristics of resident workers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Employment self-containment by industry
NSROC Region2016
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the NSROC Region% resident workers employed in the NSROC Region
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing95250653.2
Mining62726141.6
Manufacturing11,5865,16544.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,71351329.9
Construction15,4596,79644.0
Wholesale Trade12,2456,96456.9
Retail Trade23,59213,89958.9
Accommodation and Food Services16,1949,80160.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,6622,67935.0
Information Media and Telecommunications12,6346,98655.3
Financial and Insurance Services28,6216,09521.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7,3513,63049.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services47,57722,49847.3
Administrative and Support Services9,4634,32445.7
Public Administration and Safety12,8213,79929.6
Education and Training26,95915,70658.3
Health Care and Social Assistance35,87421,87461.0
Arts and Recreation Services4,7212,39250.7
Other Services8,7855,20059.2
Industry not classified12,3616,52652.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment self-containment by industry 2016
Employment self-containment by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-containment: 59.2% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 50.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 61.0% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 58.3% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 29.6% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 45.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 47.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 49.4% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 21.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 55.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 35.0% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 60.5% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 58.9% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 56.9% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 44.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 29.9% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 44.6% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 41.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 53.2% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 5,200 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,392 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 21,874 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 15,706 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 3,799 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 4,324 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 22,498 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 3,630 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 6,095 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 6,986 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 2,679 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 9,801 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 13,899 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 6,964 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 6,796 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 513 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 5,165 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 261 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 506 Other Services, Total resident workers: 8,785 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 4,721 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 35,874 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 26,959 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 12,821 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 9,463 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 47,577 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 7,351 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 28,621 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 12,634 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 7,662 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 16,194 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 23,592 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 12,245 Construction, Total resident workers: 15,459 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 1,713 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 11,586 Mining, Total resident workers: 627 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 952
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
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