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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2011 48.7% of the NSROC Region’s local workers were residents and this proportion has decreased since 2006.

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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Employment self-sufficiency by industry
NSROC Region20112006Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the NSROC Region% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the NSROC Region% industry self- sufficiency2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing65642064.086158868.3-4.3%
Mining48722947.036818450.0-3.0%
Manufacturing17,1036,64638.916,5476,94942.0-3.1%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,47648432.81,97065733.4-0.6%
Construction14,4795,95641.113,9725,81441.6-0.5%
Wholesale Trade20,2348,50642.018,6548,28044.4-2.4%
Retail Trade24,54013,48254.926,28115,38858.6-3.6%
Accommodation and Food Services13,7438,10158.913,4238,14560.7-1.7%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,3632,25942.15,2192,27243.5-1.4%
Information Media and Telecommunications17,6006,56537.315,9335,96737.5-0.2%
Financial and Insurance Services14,4316,33543.914,4196,71346.6-2.7%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5,5873,33659.75,4973,38061.5-1.8%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services47,81123,54249.241,51421,16151.0-1.7%
Administrative and Support Services9,4934,38046.19,9684,46144.8+1.4%
Public Administration and Safety9,5593,52436.98,9373,43438.4-1.6%
Education and Training24,68714,30057.921,70712,91559.5-1.6%
Health Care and Social Assistance36,14419,61254.331,71417,96956.7-2.4%
Arts and Recreation Services3,5122,05658.53,1811,87358.9-0.3%
Other Services9,7454,97751.19,8325,10852.0-0.9%
Industry not classified3,8531,98351.54,6882,30449.1+2.3%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2011
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2011 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 51.1% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 54.3% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 57.9% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 36.9% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 46.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 49.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 59.7% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 43.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 37.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 42.1% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 54.9% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 42.0% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 41.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 32.8% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 38.9% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 47.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.0% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 4,977 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,056 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 19,612 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 14,300 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 3,524 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 4,380 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 23,542 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,336 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 6,335 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 6,565 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 2,259 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 8,101 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 13,482 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 8,506 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 5,956 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 484 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 6,646 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 229 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 420 Other Services, Total local workers: 9,745 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 3,512 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 36,144 Education and Training, Total local workers: 24,687 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 9,559 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 9,493 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 47,811 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 5,587 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 14,431 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 17,600 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 5,363 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 13,743 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 24,540 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 20,234 Construction, Total local workers: 14,479 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 1,476 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 17,103 Mining, Total local workers: 487 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 656
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011.
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2006 to 2011
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2006 to 2011 Other Services, NSROC Region: -0.9% Arts and Recreation Services, NSROC Region: -0.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, NSROC Region: -2.4% Education and Training, NSROC Region: -1.6% Public Administration and Safety, NSROC Region: -1.6% Administrative and Support Services, NSROC Region: +1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSROC Region: -1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSROC Region: -1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, NSROC Region: -2.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, NSROC Region: -0.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSROC Region: -1.4% Accommodation and Food Services, NSROC Region: -1.7% Retail Trade, NSROC Region: -3.6% Wholesale Trade, NSROC Region: -2.4% Construction, NSROC Region: -0.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSROC Region: -0.6% Manufacturing, NSROC Region: -3.1% Mining, NSROC Region: -3.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, NSROC Region: -4.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011.
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