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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 27.2% of City of Parramatta’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 City of Parramatta 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 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, City of Parramatta 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-containment by industry
City of Parramatta20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the City of Parramatta% resident workers employed in the City of ParramattaTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the City of Parramatta% resident workers employed in the City of Parramatta2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1923719.31132320.4-1.1%
Mining1102220.0841922.6-2.6%
Manufacturing6,1401,61826.47,8592,11726.9-0.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services86620723.984222927.2-3.3%
Construction7,2392,00327.74,4211,58535.9-8.2%
Wholesale Trade4,8071,03321.55,8331,40124.0-2.5%
Retail Trade9,5892,42725.38,8522,55128.8-3.5%
Accommodation and Food Services6,2341,85929.85,2311,65531.6-1.8%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,5601,01722.33,71888923.9-1.6%
Information Media and Telecommunications3,16635711.32,76337513.6-2.3%
Financial and Insurance Services7,6601,90424.96,4661,72126.6-1.8%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,93960030.91,37645032.7-1.8%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12,1902,71722.38,9402,24625.1-2.8%
Administrative and Support Services3,8061,17130.82,86498734.5-3.7%
Public Administration and Safety5,7601,95934.04,9371,79036.3-2.2%
Education and Training8,3592,41828.96,9982,02929.0-0.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance13,3164,36932.810,9863,91435.6-2.8%
Arts and Recreation Services1,42452536.91,12142738.1-1.2%
Other Services3,4181,13133.13,1131,12636.2-3.1%
Industry not classified5,5111,64129.82,17668231.3-1.6%

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-containment by industry 2016
Employment self-containment by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-containment: 33.1% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 36.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 32.8% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 28.9% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 34.0% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 30.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 22.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 30.9% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 24.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 11.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 22.3% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 29.8% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 25.3% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 21.5% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 27.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 23.9% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 26.4% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 20.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 19.3% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,131 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 525 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 4,369 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 2,418 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 1,959 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,171 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,717 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 600 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,904 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 357 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,017 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,859 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 2,427 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 1,033 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 2,003 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 207 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,618 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 22 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 37 Other Services, Total resident workers: 3,418 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 1,424 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 13,316 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 8,359 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 5,760 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 3,806 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 12,190 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 1,939 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 7,660 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 3,166 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 4,560 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 6,234 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 9,589 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 4,807 Construction, Total resident workers: 7,239 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 866 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 6,140 Mining, Total resident workers: 110 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 192
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016
Change in self-containment percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016 Other Services, City of Parramatta: -3.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Parramatta: -1.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Parramatta: -2.8% Education and Training, City of Parramatta: -0.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Parramatta: -2.2% Administrative and Support Services, City of Parramatta: -3.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Parramatta: -2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Parramatta: -1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Parramatta: -1.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Parramatta: -2.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Parramatta: -1.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Parramatta: -1.8% Retail Trade, City of Parramatta: -3.5% Wholesale Trade, City of Parramatta: -2.5% Construction, City of Parramatta: -8.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Parramatta: -3.3% Manufacturing, City of Parramatta: -0.6% Mining, City of Parramatta: -2.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Parramatta: -1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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