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Balonne Shire

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 90.3% of Balonne Shire’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 Balonne Shire 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, Balonne Shire 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
Balonne Shire20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Balonne Shire% resident workers employed in Balonne ShireTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Balonne Shire% resident workers employed in Balonne Shire2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing73666289.979074694.4-4.5%
Mining10330.09555.6-25.6%
Manufacturing352982.93838100.0-17.2%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2020100.0282589.3+10.7%
Construction1109586.4918492.3-5.9%
Wholesale Trade6060100.06363100.00%
Retail Trade19018697.9197197100.0-2.1%
Accommodation and Food Services7474100.0949196.8+3.2%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing585493.17777100.0-6.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications33100.077100.00%
Financial and Insurance Services1616100.02020100.00%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services66100.01616100.00%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services363391.73939100.0-8.3%
Administrative and Support Services383181.62727100.0-18.4%
Public Administration and Safety106106100.0127127100.00%
Education and Training18016692.217216595.9-3.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance23022497.419319098.4-1.1%
Arts and Recreation Services300.088100.0-100.0%
Other Services817693.86767100.0-6.2%
Industry not classified898696.67878100.0-3.4%

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: 93.8% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 0.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 97.4% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 92.2% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 81.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 91.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 93.1% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 97.9% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 86.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 82.9% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 30.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 89.9% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 76 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 0 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 224 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 166 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 106 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 31 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 33 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 6 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 16 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 54 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 74 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 186 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 60 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 95 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 20 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 29 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 3 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 662 Other Services, Total resident workers: 81 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 230 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 180 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 106 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 38 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 36 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 6 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 16 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 58 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 74 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 190 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 60 Construction, Total resident workers: 110 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 20 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 35 Mining, Total resident workers: 10 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 736
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, Balonne Shire: -6.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Balonne Shire: -100.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Balonne Shire: -1.1% Education and Training, Balonne Shire: -3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Balonne Shire: 0% Administrative and Support Services, Balonne Shire: -18.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Balonne Shire: -8.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Balonne Shire: 0% Financial and Insurance Services, Balonne Shire: 0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Balonne Shire: 0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Balonne Shire: -6.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Balonne Shire: +3.2% Retail Trade, Balonne Shire: -2.1% Wholesale Trade, Balonne Shire: 0% Construction, Balonne Shire: -5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Balonne Shire: +10.7% Manufacturing, Balonne Shire: -17.2% Mining, Balonne Shire: -25.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Balonne Shire: -4.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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