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Limestone Coast region

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 92.7% of Limestone Coast 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 the Limestone Coast 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, Limestone Coast 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
Limestone Coast region20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Limestone Coast region% resident workers employed in the Limestone Coast regionTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Limestone Coast region% resident workers employed in the Limestone Coast region2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5,2544,76590.74,8174,69597.5-6.8%
Mining1164437.9883539.8-1.8%
Manufacturing3,3943,32097.84,1124,08199.2-1.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services21419993.021521298.6-5.6%
Construction2,0141,56877.91,7431,71198.2-20.3%
Wholesale Trade83980595.91,0261,00998.3-2.4%
Retail Trade3,4003,33898.23,5263,52099.8-1.7%
Accommodation and Food Services1,8371,81798.91,9571,92898.5+0.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1571,07492.81,1191,10398.6-5.8%
Information Media and Telecommunications18618096.8210210100.0-3.2%
Financial and Insurance Services413413100.044744198.7+1.4%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services28728499.0269269100.0-1.1%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services71068396.264864299.1-2.9%
Administrative and Support Services69054979.660058497.3-17.8%
Public Administration and Safety1,2031,16296.61,0601,05099.1-2.5%
Education and Training2,1002,05097.61,9101,89599.2-1.6%
Health Care and Social Assistance3,2053,05295.22,8082,78199.0-3.8%
Arts and Recreation Services18616086.018317495.1-9.1%
Other Services1,1151,08497.21,0851,07999.4-2.2%
Industry not classified97291093.653753499.4-5.8%

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: 97.2% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 86.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 95.2% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 97.6% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 96.6% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 79.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 96.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 99.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 96.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 92.8% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 98.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 98.2% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 95.9% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 77.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 93.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 97.8% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 37.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 90.7% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,084 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 160 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 3,052 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 2,050 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 1,162 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 549 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 683 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 284 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 413 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 180 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,074 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,817 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 3,338 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 805 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 1,568 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 199 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 3,320 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 44 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 4,765 Other Services, Total resident workers: 1,115 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 186 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 3,205 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 2,100 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 1,203 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 690 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 710 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 287 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 413 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 186 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 1,157 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 1,837 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 3,400 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 839 Construction, Total resident workers: 2,014 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 214 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 3,394 Mining, Total resident workers: 116 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 5,254
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, Limestone Coast region: -2.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Limestone Coast region: -9.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Limestone Coast region: -3.8% Education and Training, Limestone Coast region: -1.6% Public Administration and Safety, Limestone Coast region: -2.5% Administrative and Support Services, Limestone Coast region: -17.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Limestone Coast region: -2.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Limestone Coast region: -1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Limestone Coast region: +1.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Limestone Coast region: -3.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Limestone Coast region: -5.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Limestone Coast region: +0.4% Retail Trade, Limestone Coast region: -1.7% Wholesale Trade, Limestone Coast region: -2.4% Construction, Limestone Coast region: -20.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Limestone Coast region: -5.6% Manufacturing, Limestone Coast region: -1.4% Mining, Limestone Coast region: -1.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Limestone Coast region: -6.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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