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RDA BGLAP Region

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 52.9% of RDA BGLAP Region’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 RDA BGLAP Region 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, RDA BGLAP Region 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
RDA BGLAP Region20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in RDA BGLAP Region% resident workers employed in RDA BGLAP RegionTotal resident workersResident workers employed in RDA BGLAP Region% resident workers employed in RDA BGLAP Region2011 to 2016
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2907927.23037223.8+3.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,56560038.31,40161243.7-5.4%
Construction2,69393934.91,75696354.8-20.0%
Education and Training2,5541,48158.02,1281,35563.7-5.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance3,7791,83448.53,3411,82354.6-6.0%
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,0231,69583.81,8201,68092.3-8.5%
Other Services1,13666458.51,00962361.7-3.3%
Information Media and Telecommunications25912749.024610944.3+4.7%
Industry not classified1,01957356.241424960.1-3.9%
Wholesale Trade82030337.099843944.0-7.0%
Financial and Insurance Services43220046.346823149.4-3.1%
Administrative and Support Services1,28475859.089460167.2-8.2%
Arts and Recreation Services36923664.032421466.0-2.1%
Mining2967224.32625922.5+1.8%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services33718554.929017259.3-4.4%
Public Administration and Safety1,93246123.91,76343024.4-0.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,07858153.993755659.3-5.4%
Accommodation and Food Services1,8661,43076.61,7351,32476.3+0.3%
Retail Trade3,2661,84956.63,2561,95860.1-3.5%
Manufacturing4,5862,98265.05,3983,34562.0+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-containment by industry 2016
Employment self-containment by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-containment: 58.5% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 64.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 48.5% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 58.0% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 23.9% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 59.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 53.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 54.9% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 46.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 49.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 38.3% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 76.6% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 56.6% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 37.0% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 34.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 27.2% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 65.0% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 24.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 83.8% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 664 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 236 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 1,834 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 1,481 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 461 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 758 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 581 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 185 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 200 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 127 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 600 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,430 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 1,849 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 303 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 939 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 79 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 2,982 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 72 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,695 Other Services, Total resident workers: 1,136 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 369 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 3,779 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 2,554 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 1,932 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 1,284 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 1,078 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 337 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 432 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 259 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 1,565 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 1,866 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 3,266 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 820 Construction, Total resident workers: 2,693 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 290 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 4,586 Mining, Total resident workers: 296 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 2,023
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, RDA BGLAP Region: -3.3% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -2.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: -6.0% Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: -5.7% Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: -0.5% Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -8.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -5.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -4.4% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -3.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: +4.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: -5.4% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +0.3% Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: -3.5% Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: -7.0% Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: -20.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +3.5% Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: +3.1% Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: +1.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA BGLAP Region: -8.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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