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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 45.9% of the NSROC Region’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 2016 – by place of work

Employment self-sufficiency by industry
NSROC Region2016
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the NSROC Region% industry self- sufficiency
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing88550657.2
Mining52926149.3
Manufacturing14,1095,16536.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,73951329.5
Construction19,1506,79635.5
Wholesale Trade18,4166,96437.8
Retail Trade26,38213,89952.7
Accommodation and Food Services17,4489,80156.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,3072,67942.5
Information Media and Telecommunications19,8216,98635.2
Financial and Insurance Services14,1276,09543.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6,1363,63059.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services48,09722,49846.8
Administrative and Support Services9,7744,32444.2
Public Administration and Safety10,8523,79935.0
Education and Training28,40815,70655.3
Health Care and Social Assistance43,56021,87450.2
Arts and Recreation Services4,4632,39253.6
Other Services10,5835,20049.1
Industry not classified14,3996,52645.3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 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: 49.1% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 53.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 50.2% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 55.3% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 35.0% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 44.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 46.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 59.2% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 43.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 35.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 42.5% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 56.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 52.7% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 37.8% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 35.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 29.5% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 36.6% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 49.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 57.2% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 5,200 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,392 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 21,874 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 15,706 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 3,799 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 4,324 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 22,498 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,630 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 6,095 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 6,986 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 2,679 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 9,801 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 13,899 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 6,964 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 6,796 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 513 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 5,165 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 261 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 506 Other Services, Total local workers: 10,583 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 4,463 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 43,560 Education and Training, Total local workers: 28,408 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 10,852 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 9,774 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 48,097 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 6,136 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 14,127 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 19,821 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 6,307 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 17,448 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 26,382 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 18,416 Construction, Total local workers: 19,150 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 1,739 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 14,109 Mining, Total local workers: 529 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 885
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
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