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South West RED Region

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 90.9% of South West RED 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 South West RED 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, South West RED 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
South West RED Region20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in South West RED Region% resident workers employed in South West RED RegionTotal resident workersResident workers employed in South West RED Region% resident workers employed in South West RED Region2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,7162,51392.52,8512,78597.7-5.2%
Mining29020470.342535884.2-13.9%
Manufacturing38836894.854253999.4-4.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services18415986.416816296.4-10.0%
Construction73455175.175572295.6-20.6%
Wholesale Trade31029294.235534597.2-3.0%
Retail Trade95793597.71,1361,136100.0-2.3%
Accommodation and Food Services57756597.962060497.4+0.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing47843791.455854497.5-6.1%
Information Media and Telecommunications5050100.0686595.6+4.4%
Financial and Insurance Services103103100.0140140100.00%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1079992.5110110100.0-7.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services23021593.525124497.2-3.7%
Administrative and Support Services20717182.611811597.5-14.9%
Public Administration and Safety1,06299693.81,0821,07899.6-5.9%
Education and Training93090697.484283298.8-1.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,2711,23296.91,2751,25998.7-1.8%
Arts and Recreation Services595694.95858100.0-5.1%
Other Services39336592.9364364100.0-7.1%
Industry not classified51848293.136335998.9-5.8%

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: 92.9% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 94.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 96.9% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 97.4% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 93.8% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 82.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 93.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 92.5% 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: 91.4% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 97.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 97.7% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 94.2% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 75.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 86.4% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 94.8% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 70.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 92.5% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 365 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 56 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 1,232 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 906 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 996 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 171 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 215 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 99 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 103 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 50 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 437 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 565 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 935 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 292 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 551 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 159 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 368 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 204 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 2,513 Other Services, Total resident workers: 393 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 59 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 1,271 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 930 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 1,062 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 207 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 230 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 107 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 103 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 50 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 478 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 577 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 957 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 310 Construction, Total resident workers: 734 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 184 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 388 Mining, Total resident workers: 290 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 2,716
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, South West RED Region: -7.1% Arts and Recreation Services, South West RED Region: -5.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, South West RED Region: -1.8% Education and Training, South West RED Region: -1.4% Public Administration and Safety, South West RED Region: -5.9% Administrative and Support Services, South West RED Region: -14.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South West RED Region: -3.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South West RED Region: -7.5% Financial and Insurance Services, South West RED Region: 0% Information Media and Telecommunications, South West RED Region: +4.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South West RED Region: -6.1% Accommodation and Food Services, South West RED Region: +0.5% Retail Trade, South West RED Region: -2.3% Wholesale Trade, South West RED Region: -3.0% Construction, South West RED Region: -20.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South West RED Region: -10.0% Manufacturing, South West RED Region: -4.6% Mining, South West RED Region: -13.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South West RED Region: -5.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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