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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 38.6% of Penrith City’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 Penrith City 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, Penrith City 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
Penrith City20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Penrith City% resident workers employed in Penrith CityTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Penrith City% resident workers employed in Penrith City2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing71541758.350630460.1-1.8%
Mining1846434.81488456.8-22.0%
Manufacturing7,4512,45032.910,0673,33633.1-0.3%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,32937928.51,25835127.9+0.6%
Construction11,0253,76834.26,2182,72243.8-9.6%
Wholesale Trade3,65176521.04,6331,08023.3-2.4%
Retail Trade9,9894,85948.69,7424,97651.1-2.4%
Accommodation and Food Services5,5663,52463.34,7503,10465.3-2.0%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,7001,90528.46,0281,78729.6-1.2%
Information Media and Telecommunications1,20525821.41,18526322.2-0.8%
Financial and Insurance Services4,04059614.83,77456214.9-0.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,53169345.31,27258846.2-1.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,0801,42534.93,4291,27637.2-2.3%
Administrative and Support Services3,0901,04533.82,32588438.0-4.2%
Public Administration and Safety6,7262,27633.86,3462,44038.4-4.6%
Education and Training6,8213,22447.35,6402,84650.5-3.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance10,3804,85046.78,6494,18548.4-1.7%
Arts and Recreation Services1,27861748.31,05353150.4-2.2%
Other Services3,7571,60642.73,4371,54244.9-2.1%
Industry not classified5,0231,92138.22,16585639.5-1.3%

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: 42.7% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 48.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 46.7% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 47.3% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 33.8% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 33.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 34.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 45.3% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 14.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 21.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 28.4% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 63.3% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 48.6% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 21.0% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 34.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 28.5% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 32.9% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 34.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 58.3% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,606 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 617 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 4,850 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 3,224 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 2,276 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,045 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,425 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 693 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 596 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 258 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,905 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 3,524 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 4,859 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 765 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 3,768 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 379 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 2,450 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 64 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 417 Other Services, Total resident workers: 3,757 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 1,278 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 10,380 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 6,821 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 6,726 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 3,090 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 4,080 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 1,531 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 4,040 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 1,205 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 6,700 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 5,566 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 9,989 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 3,651 Construction, Total resident workers: 11,025 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 1,329 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 7,451 Mining, Total resident workers: 184 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 715
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, Penrith City: -2.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Penrith City: -2.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Penrith City: -1.7% Education and Training, Penrith City: -3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Penrith City: -4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Penrith City: -4.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Penrith City: -2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Penrith City: -1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Penrith City: -0.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Penrith City: -0.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Penrith City: -1.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Penrith City: -2.0% Retail Trade, Penrith City: -2.4% Wholesale Trade, Penrith City: -2.4% Construction, Penrith City: -9.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Penrith City: +0.6% Manufacturing, Penrith City: -0.3% Mining, Penrith City: -22.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Penrith City: -1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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