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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 91.8% of Town of Port Hedland’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 Town of Port Hedland 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, Town of Port Hedland 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
Town of Port Hedland20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Town of Port Hedland% resident workers employed in the Town of Port HedlandTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Town of Port Hedland% resident workers employed in the Town of Port Hedland2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing262076.9191684.2-7.3%
Mining1,7471,49985.81,8261,63689.6-3.8%
Manufacturing24123095.438938097.7-2.3%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7979100.07575100.00%
Construction45139286.91,01291290.1-3.2%
Wholesale Trade17215992.4147147100.0-7.6%
Retail Trade46445497.845344598.2-0.4%
Accommodation and Food Services33733198.233132297.3+0.9%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing70067796.752050897.7-1.0%
Information Media and Telecommunications242187.51919100.0-12.5%
Financial and Insurance Services4141100.04747100.00%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services15414896.1191191100.0-3.9%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services20518087.817515789.7-1.9%
Administrative and Support Services24120585.124824598.8-13.7%
Public Administration and Safety35334497.531230999.0-1.6%
Education and Training44043799.343443099.1+0.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance62962298.9537537100.0-1.1%
Arts and Recreation Services6767100.02929100.00%
Other Services28026494.323822795.4-1.1%
Industry not classified27925691.816315997.5-5.8%

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: 94.3% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 98.9% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 99.3% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 97.5% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 85.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 87.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 96.1% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 87.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 96.7% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 98.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 97.8% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 92.4% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 86.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 95.4% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 85.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 76.9% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 264 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 67 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 622 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 437 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 344 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 205 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 180 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 148 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 41 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 21 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 677 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 331 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 454 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 159 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 392 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 79 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 230 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 1,499 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 20 Other Services, Total resident workers: 280 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 67 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 629 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 440 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 353 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 241 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 205 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 154 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 41 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 24 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 700 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 337 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 464 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 172 Construction, Total resident workers: 451 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 79 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 241 Mining, Total resident workers: 1,747 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 26
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, Town of Port Hedland: -1.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Town of Port Hedland: 0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Town of Port Hedland: -1.1% Education and Training, Town of Port Hedland: +0.2% Public Administration and Safety, Town of Port Hedland: -1.6% Administrative and Support Services, Town of Port Hedland: -13.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Town of Port Hedland: -1.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Town of Port Hedland: -3.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Town of Port Hedland: 0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Town of Port Hedland: -12.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Town of Port Hedland: -1.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Town of Port Hedland: +0.9% Retail Trade, Town of Port Hedland: -0.4% Wholesale Trade, Town of Port Hedland: -7.6% Construction, Town of Port Hedland: -3.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Town of Port Hedland: 0% Manufacturing, Town of Port Hedland: -2.3% Mining, Town of Port Hedland: -3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Town of Port Hedland: -7.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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