RDA Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide Plains

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Employment self-sufficiency

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.

Data source

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.
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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 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,3451,69572.32,0321,68082.7-10.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1147969.3797291.1-21.8%
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 Services26320076.027823183.1-7.0%
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%
Total Industries23,26617,10573.521,35516,91079.2-5.7%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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