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South West RED Region

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 86.3% of South West RED 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, 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-sufficiency by industry
South West RED Region20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in South West RED 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 Fishing2,6762,51393.92,9512,78594.4-0.5%
Mining64420431.767035853.4-21.8%
Manufacturing40936890.055953996.4-6.5%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services28615955.618516287.6-32.0%
Construction74555174.090872279.5-5.6%
Wholesale Trade30129297.035034598.6-1.6%
Retail Trade95593597.91,1451,13699.2-1.3%
Accommodation and Food Services62456590.566160491.4-0.8%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing50243787.160754489.6-2.6%
Information Media and Telecommunications535094.3686595.6-1.3%
Financial and Insurance Services103103100.0140140100.00%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1039996.1110110100.0-3.9%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services23721590.727124490.0+0.7%
Administrative and Support Services18817191.012711590.6+0.4%
Public Administration and Safety1,03399696.41,1151,07896.7-0.3%
Education and Training96290694.285883297.0-2.8%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,3251,23293.01,3281,25994.8-1.8%
Arts and Recreation Services5656100.05858100.00%
Other Services37536597.336636499.5-2.1%
Industry not classified53348290.438535993.2-2.8%

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-sufficiency by industry 2016
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.3% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.0% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.2% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.1% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.1% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.5% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.9% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.0% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 55.6% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.0% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 31.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.9% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 365 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 56 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 1,232 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 906 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 996 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 171 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 215 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 99 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 103 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 50 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 437 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 565 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 935 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 292 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 551 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 159 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 368 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 204 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 2,513 Other Services, Total local workers: 375 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 56 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 1,325 Education and Training, Total local workers: 962 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 1,033 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 188 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 237 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 103 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 103 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 53 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 502 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 624 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 955 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 301 Construction, Total local workers: 745 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 286 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 409 Mining, Total local workers: 644 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 2,676
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, South West RED Region: -2.1% Arts and Recreation Services, South West RED Region: 0% Health Care and Social Assistance, South West RED Region: -1.8% Education and Training, South West RED Region: -2.8% Public Administration and Safety, South West RED Region: -0.3% Administrative and Support Services, South West RED Region: +0.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South West RED Region: +0.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South West RED Region: -3.9% Financial and Insurance Services, South West RED Region: 0% Information Media and Telecommunications, South West RED Region: -1.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South West RED Region: -2.6% Accommodation and Food Services, South West RED Region: -0.8% Retail Trade, South West RED Region: -1.3% Wholesale Trade, South West RED Region: -1.6% Construction, South West RED Region: -5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South West RED Region: -32.0% Manufacturing, South West RED Region: -6.5% Mining, South West RED Region: -21.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South West RED Region: -0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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