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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 88.4% of Southern Downs Regional Council area’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 Southern Downs Regional Council area 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, Southern Downs Regional Council area 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
Southern Downs Regional Council area20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Southern Downs Regional Council area% resident workers employed in Southern Downs Regional Council areaTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Southern Downs Regional Council area% resident workers employed in Southern Downs Regional Council area2011 to 2016
Industry not classified58551187.430229597.7-10.3%
Financial and Insurance Services15714793.619018496.8-3.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,5621,42991.51,5121,41893.8-2.3%
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,9271,78192.41,9361,84895.5-3.0%
Information Media and Telecommunications1029088.211110695.5-7.3%
Construction98667268.276269991.7-23.6%
Other Services54850391.847645395.2-3.4%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services16214187.014814295.9-8.9%
Administrative and Support Services30223176.520018693.0-16.5%
Mining1355540.71135145.1-4.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services44340090.342239693.8-3.5%
Retail Trade1,5751,48694.31,8561,79296.6-2.2%
Accommodation and Food Services1,0581,01796.11,0621,02096.0+0.1%
Wholesale Trade23920887.039538497.2-10.2%
Arts and Recreation Services1179883.810310097.1-13.3%
Manufacturing1,2291,16294.51,2881,25397.3-2.7%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing79568185.780873490.8-5.2%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1079588.811310189.4-0.6%
Education and Training1,2471,16993.71,1441,08895.1-1.4%
Public Administration and Safety62254287.174568591.9-4.8%

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: 91.8% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 83.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 91.5% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 93.7% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 87.1% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 76.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 90.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 87.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 93.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 88.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 85.7% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 96.1% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 94.3% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 87.0% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 68.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 88.8% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 94.5% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 40.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 92.4% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 503 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 98 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 1,429 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 1,169 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 542 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 231 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 400 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 141 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 147 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 90 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 681 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,017 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 1,486 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 208 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 672 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 95 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,162 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 55 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,781 Other Services, Total resident workers: 548 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 117 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 1,562 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 1,247 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 622 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 302 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 443 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 162 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 157 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 102 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 795 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 1,058 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 1,575 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 239 Construction, Total resident workers: 986 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 107 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 1,229 Mining, Total resident workers: 135 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 1,927
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, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -3.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -13.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -2.3% Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -1.4% Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -4.8% Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -16.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -3.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -8.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -3.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -5.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: +0.1% Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -2.2% Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -10.2% Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -23.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -0.6% Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -2.7% Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -4.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council area: -3.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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