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RDA Sunshine Coast Region

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 81.7% of RDA Sunshine 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 RDA Sunshine 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 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. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. RDA Sunshine Coast Region is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for the RDA Sunshine Coast Region.

Employment self-containment by industry
RDA Sunshine Coast Region2016
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region% resident workers employed in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,5912,20585.1
Mining2,13822910.7
Manufacturing7,0966,00884.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,37496870.5
Construction18,04011,01961.1
Wholesale Trade3,1672,56080.8
Retail Trade16,66315,43792.6
Accommodation and Food Services13,57412,86194.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,0603,49969.2
Information Media and Telecommunications1,5681,29482.5
Financial and Insurance Services3,9923,54788.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,5703,26991.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,5547,31885.6
Administrative and Support Services5,9494,34573.0
Public Administration and Safety6,2214,62674.4
Education and Training13,42411,72687.4
Health Care and Social Assistance22,18119,79389.2
Arts and Recreation Services2,7872,48989.3
Other Services6,0025,24687.4
Industry not classified6,7135,43781.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 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: 87.4% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 89.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 89.2% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 87.4% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 74.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 73.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 85.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 91.6% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 88.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 82.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 69.2% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 94.7% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 92.6% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 80.8% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 61.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 70.5% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 84.7% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 10.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 85.1% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 5,246 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,489 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 19,793 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 11,726 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 4,626 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 4,345 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 7,318 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 3,269 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 3,547 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 1,294 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 3,499 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 12,861 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 15,437 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 2,560 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 11,019 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 968 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 6,008 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 229 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 2,205 Other Services, Total resident workers: 6,002 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 2,787 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 22,181 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 13,424 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 6,221 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 5,949 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 8,554 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 3,570 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 3,992 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 1,568 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 5,060 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 13,574 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 16,663 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 3,167 Construction, Total resident workers: 18,040 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 1,374 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 7,096 Mining, Total resident workers: 2,138 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 2,591
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
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