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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 69.0% of the Town of Port Hedland’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 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.

PLEASE NOTE: The economy.id definition of self-sufficiency differs from that of the Western Australian state government. The WA definition of self-sufficiency has been used to define “Employment capacity” in economy.id, so please view this topic for compatible data. For more information see the specific topic notes .

Employment self-sufficiency by industry
Town of Port Hedland20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Town of Port Hedland% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Town of Port Hedland% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing312064.5191684.2-19.7%
Mining2,7651,49954.22,3291,63670.2-16.0%
Manufacturing30323075.948038079.2-3.3%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services897988.8847589.3-0.5%
Construction71639254.71,62591256.1-1.4%
Wholesale Trade17615990.315614794.2-3.9%
Retail Trade46745497.246244596.3+0.9%
Accommodation and Food Services44633174.252932260.9+13.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,07367763.172750869.9-6.8%
Information Media and Telecommunications2121100.01919100.00%
Financial and Insurance Services4141100.04747100.00%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services15914893.120419193.6-0.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services20818086.522115771.0+15.5%
Administrative and Support Services25420580.728824585.1-4.4%
Public Administration and Safety38134490.333030993.6-3.4%
Education and Training437437100.044043097.7+2.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance65762294.756253795.6-0.9%
Arts and Recreation Services6767100.02929100.00%
Other Services30526486.624222793.8-7.3%
Industry not classified31925680.320615977.2+3.1%

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-sufficiency by industry 2016
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 86.6% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.7% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.3% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 86.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.1% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.1% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.2% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.3% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 54.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.8% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.9% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 54.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.5% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 264 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 67 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 622 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 437 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 344 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 205 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 180 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 148 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 41 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 21 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 677 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 331 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 454 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 159 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 392 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 79 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 230 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 1,499 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 20 Other Services, Total local workers: 305 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 67 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 657 Education and Training, Total local workers: 437 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 381 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 254 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 208 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 159 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 41 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 21 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,073 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 446 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 467 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 176 Construction, Total local workers: 716 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 89 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 303 Mining, Total local workers: 2,765 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 31
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016 Other Services, Town of Port Hedland: -7.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Town of Port Hedland: 0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Town of Port Hedland: -0.9% Education and Training, Town of Port Hedland: +2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Town of Port Hedland: -3.4% Administrative and Support Services, Town of Port Hedland: -4.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Town of Port Hedland: +15.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Town of Port Hedland: -0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Town of Port Hedland: 0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Town of Port Hedland: 0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Town of Port Hedland: -6.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Town of Port Hedland: +13.4% Retail Trade, Town of Port Hedland: +0.9% Wholesale Trade, Town of Port Hedland: -3.9% Construction, Town of Port Hedland: -1.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Town of Port Hedland: -0.5% Manufacturing, Town of Port Hedland: -3.3% Mining, Town of Port Hedland: -16.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Town of Port Hedland: -19.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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