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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 91.4% of RDA Darling Downs and South West 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 the RDA Darling Downs and South West 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 Darling Downs and South West 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 Darling Downs and South West Region20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region% resident workers employed in the RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region% resident workers employed in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region2011 to 2016
Retail Trade11,08310,75697.012,40212,23098.6-1.6%
Education and Training11,53510,94294.910,0829,74496.6-1.8%
Health Care and Social Assistance14,79414,20796.013,58413,31398.0-2.0%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4891,41695.11,2901,27799.0-3.9%
Other Services4,5474,30194.64,1014,02498.1-3.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,4224,11793.14,1563,98695.9-2.8%
Administrative and Support Services2,6442,15181.41,8441,78796.9-15.6%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,9644,42189.15,1674,86994.2-5.2%
Information Media and Telecommunications72066592.489186697.2-4.8%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,5711,43491.31,4001,35897.0-5.7%
Arts and Recreation Services92785091.783181397.8-6.1%
Wholesale Trade3,1873,01794.73,8133,70497.1-2.5%
Industry not classified4,4594,05390.92,4622,41698.1-7.2%
Manufacturing7,3046,80893.29,2168,87796.3-3.1%
Mining2,3081,74975.82,4952,12785.3-9.5%
Construction9,3706,99474.67,1126,73194.6-20.0%
Financial and Insurance Services2,3472,27096.72,4992,45398.2-1.4%
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing13,25412,33793.112,87412,45996.8-3.7%
Public Administration and Safety7,3276,82993.27,2546,98696.3-3.1%
Accommodation and Food Services6,9506,71196.66,6806,54397.9-1.4%

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: 94.6% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 91.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 96.0% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 94.9% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 93.2% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 81.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 93.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 95.1% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 96.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 92.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 89.1% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 96.6% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 97.0% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 94.7% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 74.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 91.3% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 93.2% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 75.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 93.1% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 4,301 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 850 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 14,207 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 10,942 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 6,829 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,151 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 4,117 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,416 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,270 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 665 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 4,421 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 6,711 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 10,756 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 3,017 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 6,994 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,434 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 6,808 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 1,749 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 12,337 Other Services, Total resident workers: 4,547 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 927 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 14,794 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 11,535 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 7,327 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 2,644 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 4,422 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 1,489 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 2,347 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 720 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 4,964 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 6,950 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 11,083 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 3,187 Construction, Total resident workers: 9,370 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 1,571 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 7,304 Mining, Total resident workers: 2,308 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 13,254
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 Darling Downs and South West Region: -3.5% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -6.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -2.0% Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1.8% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -3.1% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -15.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -3.9% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -4.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -5.2% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1.4% Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1.6% Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -2.5% Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -20.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -5.7% Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -3.1% Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -9.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -3.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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