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RDA BGLAP Region

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 73.5% of RDA BGLAP Region’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, 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-sufficiency by industry
RDA BGLAP Region20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in RDA BGLAP Region% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in RDA BGLAP Region% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,3451,69572.32,0321,68082.7-10.4%
Mining1047269.2745979.7-10.5%
Manufacturing3,8472,98277.54,1183,34581.2-3.7%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1147969.3797291.1-21.8%
Construction1,25593974.81,15996383.1-8.3%
Wholesale Trade40830374.357243976.7-2.5%
Retail Trade2,5331,84973.02,4861,95878.8-5.8%
Accommodation and Food Services1,8351,43077.91,5891,32483.3-5.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing79760075.376361280.2-4.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications15312783.012210989.3-6.3%
Financial and Insurance Services26320076.027823183.1-7.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services22718581.519017290.5-9.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services72158180.666055684.2-3.7%
Administrative and Support Services97875877.573260182.1-4.6%
Public Administration and Safety68746167.157543074.8-7.7%
Education and Training2,1351,48169.41,8461,35573.4-4.0%
Health Care and Social Assistance2,5781,83471.12,2911,82379.6-8.4%
Arts and Recreation Services27323686.424821486.3+0.2%
Other Services84466478.774462383.7-5.1%
Industry not classified75557375.931924978.1-2.2%

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: 78.7% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 86.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 71.1% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.4% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 67.1% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.5% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 76.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.3% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 73.0% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.3% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.3% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.5% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.3% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 664 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 236 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 1,834 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 1,481 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 461 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 758 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 581 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 185 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 200 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 127 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 600 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,430 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,849 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 303 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 939 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 79 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 2,982 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 72 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 1,695 Other Services, Total local workers: 844 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 273 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 2,578 Education and Training, Total local workers: 2,135 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 687 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 978 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 721 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 227 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 263 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 153 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 797 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 1,835 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 2,533 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 408 Construction, Total local workers: 1,255 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 114 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 3,847 Mining, Total local workers: 104 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 2,345
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, RDA BGLAP Region: -5.1% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA BGLAP Region: +0.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA BGLAP Region: -8.4% Education and Training, RDA BGLAP Region: -4.0% Public Administration and Safety, RDA BGLAP Region: -7.7% Administrative and Support Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -4.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -3.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -9.0% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -7.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA BGLAP Region: -6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA BGLAP Region: -4.9% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -5.4% Retail Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: -5.8% Wholesale Trade, RDA BGLAP Region: -2.5% Construction, RDA BGLAP Region: -8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA BGLAP Region: -21.8% Manufacturing, RDA BGLAP Region: -3.7% Mining, RDA BGLAP Region: -10.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA BGLAP Region: -10.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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