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Light Regional Council

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 44.8% of Light Regional Council’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, 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-sufficiency by industry
Light Regional Council20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Light Regional Council% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in RDA BGLAP Region% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing78850564.170749770.3-6.2%
Mining53815.1211466.7-51.6%
Manufacturing97729330.080528535.4-5.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services33100.013861.5+38.5%
Construction39718546.629714448.5-1.9%
Wholesale Trade1174841.01104339.1+1.9%
Retail Trade19711558.422613158.0+0.4%
Accommodation and Food Services29612742.923311549.4-6.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1879148.71618653.4-4.8%
Information Media and Telecommunications221359.1201260.0-0.9%
Financial and Insurance Services1414100.0191368.4+31.6%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services211571.4281864.3+7.1%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1569158.31187160.2-1.8%
Administrative and Support Services1205545.8593254.2-8.4%
Public Administration and Safety1053937.1893438.2-1.1%
Education and Training57118532.446014030.4+2.0%
Health Care and Social Assistance27515857.525215260.3-2.9%
Arts and Recreation Services341852.9231773.9-21.0%
Other Services1328564.41337657.1+7.3%
Industry not classified1797843.6693347.8-4.3%

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: 64.4% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 52.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 57.5% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 32.4% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 37.1% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 45.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 71.4% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 59.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 48.7% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 42.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 41.0% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 46.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 30.0% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 15.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.1% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 85 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 18 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 158 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 185 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 39 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 55 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 91 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 15 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 14 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 13 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 91 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 127 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 115 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 48 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 185 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 3 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 293 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 8 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 505 Other Services, Total local workers: 132 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 34 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 275 Education and Training, Total local workers: 571 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 105 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 120 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 156 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 21 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 14 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 22 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 187 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 296 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 197 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 117 Construction, Total local workers: 397 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 3 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 977 Mining, Total local workers: 53 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 788
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, Light Regional Council: +7.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Light Regional Council: -21.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Light Regional Council: -2.9% Education and Training, Light Regional Council: +2.0% Public Administration and Safety, Light Regional Council: -1.1% Administrative and Support Services, Light Regional Council: -8.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Light Regional Council: -1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Light Regional Council: +7.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Light Regional Council: +31.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Light Regional Council: -0.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Light Regional Council: -4.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Light Regional Council: -6.5% Retail Trade, Light Regional Council: +0.4% Wholesale Trade, Light Regional Council: +1.9% Construction, Light Regional Council: -1.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Light Regional Council: +38.5% Manufacturing, Light Regional Council: -5.4% Mining, Light Regional Council: -51.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Light Regional Council: -6.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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