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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 29.4% of Light Regional Council’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 Light Regional Council 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, Light Regional Council 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
Light Regional Council20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Light Regional Council% resident workers employed in Light Regional CouncilTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Light Regional Council% resident workers employed in Light Regional Council2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing64850577.962149780.0-2.1%
Mining54814.8841416.7-1.9%
Manufacturing99829329.41,16528524.5+4.9%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4936.163812.7-6.6%
Construction60018530.835414440.7-9.8%
Wholesale Trade1914825.12094320.6+4.6%
Retail Trade67411517.166813119.6-2.6%
Accommodation and Food Services41012731.037211530.9+0.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3649125.03028628.5-3.5%
Information Media and Telecommunications491326.5481225.0+1.5%
Financial and Insurance Services981414.31051312.4+1.9%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services611524.6471838.3-13.7%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2559135.72017135.3+0.4%
Administrative and Support Services2565521.51803217.8+3.7%
Public Administration and Safety470398.3418348.1+0.2%
Education and Training57818532.046514030.1+1.9%
Health Care and Social Assistance82015819.371415221.3-2.0%
Arts and Recreation Services871820.7601728.3-7.7%
Other Services2468534.62007638.0-3.5%
Industry not classified1997839.21113329.7+9.5%

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: 34.6% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 20.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 19.3% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 32.0% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 8.3% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 21.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 35.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 24.6% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 14.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 26.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 25.0% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 31.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 17.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 25.1% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 30.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 6.1% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 29.4% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 14.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 77.9% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 85 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 18 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 158 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 185 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 39 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 55 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 91 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 15 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 14 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 13 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 91 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 127 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 115 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 48 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 185 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 3 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 293 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 8 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 505 Other Services, Total resident workers: 246 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 87 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 820 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 578 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 470 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 256 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 255 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 61 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 98 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 49 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 364 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 410 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 674 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 191 Construction, Total resident workers: 600 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 49 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 998 Mining, Total resident workers: 54 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 648
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, Light Regional Council: -3.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Light Regional Council: -7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Light Regional Council: -2.0% Education and Training, Light Regional Council: +1.9% Public Administration and Safety, Light Regional Council: +0.2% Administrative and Support Services, Light Regional Council: +3.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Light Regional Council: +0.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Light Regional Council: -13.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Light Regional Council: +1.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Light Regional Council: +1.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Light Regional Council: -3.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Light Regional Council: +0.1% Retail Trade, Light Regional Council: -2.6% Wholesale Trade, Light Regional Council: +4.6% Construction, Light Regional Council: -9.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Light Regional Council: -6.6% Manufacturing, Light Regional Council: +4.9% Mining, Light Regional Council: -1.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Light Regional Council: -2.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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