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Toowoomba Regional Council area

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 91.1% of Toowoomba Regional Council area’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, Toowoomba 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-sufficiency by industry
Toowoomba Regional Council area20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Toowoomba Regional Council area% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,2733,91891.73,9663,79295.6-3.9%
Mining1,13377168.096472475.1-7.1%
Manufacturing4,6924,32092.16,2895,88293.5-1.5%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services77868788.374168292.0-3.7%
Construction4,8184,22387.74,0443,67090.8-3.1%
Wholesale Trade2,1201,93191.12,5092,34593.5-2.4%
Retail Trade6,8976,42993.27,6737,19093.7-0.5%
Accommodation and Food Services4,2413,98694.03,9303,71794.6-0.6%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,8732,51287.42,9892,73691.5-4.1%
Information Media and Telecommunications48144091.564160794.7-3.2%
Financial and Insurance Services1,9201,77992.71,9921,84892.8-0.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,05297292.487983394.8-2.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,1232,88392.32,8882,72994.5-2.2%
Administrative and Support Services1,4931,36291.21,2931,20593.2-2.0%
Public Administration and Safety4,6654,29392.04,6004,28193.1-1.0%
Education and Training7,7647,21793.06,7986,36593.6-0.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance10,7699,85191.59,5778,89792.9-1.4%
Arts and Recreation Services64459892.960157295.2-2.3%
Other Services2,8832,68593.12,6702,51794.3-1.1%
Industry not classified2,4472,21190.41,2861,18892.4-2.0%

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: 93.1% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.5% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.0% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.0% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.4% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.4% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.2% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.1% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.3% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.1% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.7% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,685 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 598 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 9,851 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 7,217 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 4,293 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,362 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,883 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 972 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,779 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 440 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 2,512 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,986 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 6,429 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,931 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 4,223 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 687 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 4,320 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 771 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 3,918 Other Services, Total local workers: 2,883 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 644 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 10,769 Education and Training, Total local workers: 7,764 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 4,665 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,493 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 3,123 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,052 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 1,920 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 481 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 2,873 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 4,241 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 6,897 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 2,120 Construction, Total local workers: 4,818 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 778 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 4,692 Mining, Total local workers: 1,133 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 4,273
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, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -1.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -2.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -1.4% Education and Training, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -0.7% Public Administration and Safety, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -1.0% Administrative and Support Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -2.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -0.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -3.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -4.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -0.6% Retail Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -0.5% Wholesale Trade, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -2.4% Construction, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -3.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -3.7% Manufacturing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -1.5% Mining, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -7.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Toowoomba Regional Council area: -3.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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