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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 91.7% of the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region’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, 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-sufficiency by industry
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing12,85512,33796.012,85412,45996.9-1.0%
Mining2,9901,74958.52,8732,12774.0-15.5%
Manufacturing7,2006,80894.69,3828,87794.6-0.1%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,7661,43481.21,6021,35884.8-3.6%
Construction8,4046,99483.27,5846,73188.8-5.5%
Wholesale Trade3,2143,01793.93,8903,70495.2-1.3%
Retail Trade11,31010,75695.112,76612,23095.8-0.7%
Accommodation and Food Services7,1496,71193.96,8796,54395.1-1.2%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,8864,42190.55,1904,86993.8-3.3%
Information Media and Telecommunications70666594.290086696.2-2.0%
Financial and Insurance Services2,4112,27094.22,5922,45394.6-0.5%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5071,41694.01,3201,27796.7-2.8%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,4174,11793.24,2433,98693.9-0.7%
Administrative and Support Services2,3372,15192.01,8981,78794.2-2.1%
Public Administration and Safety7,2556,82994.17,3236,98695.4-1.3%
Education and Training11,51910,94295.010,1799,74495.7-0.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance15,19114,20793.514,05013,31394.8-1.2%
Arts and Recreation Services89485095.184581396.2-1.1%
Other Services4,5034,30195.54,1904,02496.0-0.5%
Industry not classified4,4144,05391.82,5612,41694.3-2.5%

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: 95.5% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.5% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.0% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.1% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.5% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.9% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.2% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.6% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.0% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 4,301 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 850 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 14,207 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 10,942 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 6,829 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,151 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 4,117 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,416 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,270 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 665 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 4,421 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 6,711 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 10,756 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 3,017 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 6,994 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,434 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 6,808 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 1,749 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 12,337 Other Services, Total local workers: 4,503 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 894 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 15,191 Education and Training, Total local workers: 11,519 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 7,255 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 2,337 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 4,417 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,507 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 2,411 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 706 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 4,886 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 7,149 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 11,310 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 3,214 Construction, Total local workers: 8,404 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 1,766 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 7,200 Mining, Total local workers: 2,990 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 12,855
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, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -0.5% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1.2% Education and Training, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -0.7% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1.3% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -2.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -0.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -2.8% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -0.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -2.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -3.3% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1.2% Retail Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -0.7% Wholesale Trade, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1.3% Construction, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -5.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -3.6% Manufacturing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -0.1% Mining, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -15.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: -1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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