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RDA Murraylands and Riverland region

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 90.4% of the RDA Murraylands and Riverland 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 Murraylands and Riverland 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 Murraylands and Riverland region20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland region% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the RDA Murraylands and Riverland% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5,3215,03794.75,2835,06695.9-1.2%
Mining664568.2393692.3-24.1%
Manufacturing2,4972,30792.42,8622,65892.9-0.5%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services27025895.628928397.9-2.4%
Construction1,3931,24589.41,2451,15592.8-3.4%
Wholesale Trade96688992.089782692.1-0.1%
Retail Trade2,9712,77693.43,0342,88695.1-1.7%
Accommodation and Food Services1,6251,55895.91,6041,54296.1-0.3%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,09199190.81,1021,03393.7-2.9%
Information Media and Telecommunications17115892.419317992.7-0.4%
Financial and Insurance Services30028093.335233695.5-2.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services21120094.822422198.7-3.9%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services52949794.045743394.7-0.8%
Administrative and Support Services94388994.380579198.3-4.0%
Public Administration and Safety1,4391,16380.81,4221,22285.9-5.1%
Education and Training1,9501,65184.71,8691,62586.9-2.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance3,2042,90190.53,1812,95993.0-2.5%
Arts and Recreation Services21215874.520017085.0-10.5%
Other Services94990895.797195097.8-2.2%
Industry not classified90885293.852951897.9-4.1%

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: 95.7% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.5% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.7% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 80.8% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.8% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.8% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.0% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.6% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.4% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.7% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 908 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 158 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 2,901 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 1,651 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 1,163 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 889 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 497 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 200 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 280 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 158 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 991 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,558 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 2,776 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 889 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 1,245 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 258 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 2,307 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 45 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 5,037 Other Services, Total local workers: 949 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 212 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 3,204 Education and Training, Total local workers: 1,950 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 1,439 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 943 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 529 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 211 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 300 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 171 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,091 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 1,625 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 2,971 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 966 Construction, Total local workers: 1,393 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 270 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 2,497 Mining, Total local workers: 66 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 5,321
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 Murraylands and Riverland region: -2.2% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -10.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -2.5% Education and Training, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -2.3% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -5.1% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -4.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -3.9% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -2.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -0.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -2.9% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -0.3% Retail Trade, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -1.7% Wholesale Trade, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -0.1% Construction, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -2.4% Manufacturing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -0.5% Mining, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -24.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Murraylands and Riverland region: -1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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