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Limestone Coast region

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 97.1% of the Limestone Coast 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, 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-sufficiency by industry
Limestone Coast region20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Limestone Coast region% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Limestone Coast region% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,8644,76598.04,8074,69597.7+0.3%
Mining4444100.0413585.4+14.6%
Manufacturing3,3933,32097.84,1694,08197.90%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services199199100.0212212100.00%
Construction1,5931,56898.41,7391,71198.4+0.1%
Wholesale Trade81180599.31,0321,00997.8+1.5%
Retail Trade3,4323,33897.33,5633,52098.8-1.5%
Accommodation and Food Services1,8401,81798.81,9501,92898.9-0.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1321,07494.91,1401,10396.8-1.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications180180100.021321098.6+1.4%
Financial and Insurance Services42241397.944544199.1-1.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services284284100.027226998.9+1.1%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services70068397.665164298.6-1.0%
Administrative and Support Services56254997.759158498.8-1.1%
Public Administration and Safety1,1821,16298.31,0611,05099.0-0.7%
Education and Training2,0882,05098.21,9211,89598.6-0.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance3,1473,05297.02,8352,78198.1-1.1%
Arts and Recreation Services16316098.217817497.8+0.4%
Other Services1,1041,08498.21,0861,07999.4-1.2%
Industry not classified92591098.454653497.8+0.6%

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: 98.2% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.0% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.2% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.3% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.9% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.8% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.3% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 99.3% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.8% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.0% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,084 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 160 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 3,052 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 2,050 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 1,162 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 549 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 683 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 284 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 413 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 180 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 1,074 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,817 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 3,338 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 805 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 1,568 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 199 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 3,320 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 44 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 4,765 Other Services, Total local workers: 1,104 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 163 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 3,147 Education and Training, Total local workers: 2,088 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 1,182 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 562 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 700 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 284 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 422 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 180 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,132 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 1,840 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 3,432 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 811 Construction, Total local workers: 1,593 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 199 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 3,393 Mining, Total local workers: 44 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 4,864
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, Limestone Coast region: -1.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Limestone Coast region: +0.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Limestone Coast region: -1.1% Education and Training, Limestone Coast region: -0.5% Public Administration and Safety, Limestone Coast region: -0.7% Administrative and Support Services, Limestone Coast region: -1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Limestone Coast region: -1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Limestone Coast region: +1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Limestone Coast region: -1.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Limestone Coast region: +1.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Limestone Coast region: -1.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Limestone Coast region: -0.1% Retail Trade, Limestone Coast region: -1.5% Wholesale Trade, Limestone Coast region: +1.5% Construction, Limestone Coast region: +0.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Limestone Coast region: 0% Manufacturing, Limestone Coast region: 0% Mining, Limestone Coast region: +14.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Limestone Coast region: +0.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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