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Sunshine Coast Council area

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 77.6% of Sunshine Coast Council area’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 Sunshine Coast Council area 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, Sunshine Coast Council area 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
Sunshine Coast Council area20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Sunshine Coast Council area% resident workers employed in Sunshine Coast Council areaTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Sunshine Coast Council area% resident workers employed in Sunshine Coast Council area2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,2611,91384.61,8831,70390.4-5.8%
Mining1,86319410.41,30020715.9-5.5%
Manufacturing6,2385,12282.17,3586,13883.4-1.3%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,22081666.91,11284776.2-9.3%
Construction15,7019,11958.19,8997,28273.6-15.5%
Wholesale Trade2,7102,06176.13,4952,81280.5-4.4%
Retail Trade14,13012,30187.114,13212,50688.5-1.4%
Accommodation and Food Services10,9009,67588.89,5168,60990.5-1.7%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,3662,86165.53,9032,88774.0-8.4%
Information Media and Telecommunications1,3671,09780.21,3031,11285.3-5.1%
Financial and Insurance Services3,5573,06186.13,0792,62485.2+0.8%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,9062,54187.42,5312,22387.8-0.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,2375,89081.46,3315,25483.0-1.6%
Administrative and Support Services4,9733,46769.72,9512,49684.6-14.9%
Public Administration and Safety5,4283,83770.74,9503,71775.1-4.4%
Education and Training11,6059,61882.99,2157,74184.0-1.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance19,33416,45685.115,07513,28288.1-3.0%
Arts and Recreation Services2,3912,02584.71,6631,47988.9-4.2%
Other Services5,1134,21382.44,1523,66888.3-6.0%
Industry not classified5,6754,37277.02,3051,94684.4-7.4%

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: 82.4% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 84.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 85.1% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 82.9% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 70.7% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 69.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 81.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 87.4% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 86.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 80.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 65.5% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 88.8% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 87.1% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 76.1% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 58.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 66.9% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 82.1% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 10.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 84.6% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 4,213 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,025 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 16,456 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 9,618 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 3,837 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 3,467 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 5,890 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,541 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 3,061 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 1,097 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 2,861 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 9,675 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 12,301 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 2,061 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 9,119 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 816 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 5,122 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 194 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,913 Other Services, Total resident workers: 5,113 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 2,391 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 19,334 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 11,605 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 5,428 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 4,973 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 7,237 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 2,906 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 3,557 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 1,367 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 4,366 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 10,900 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 14,130 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 2,710 Construction, Total resident workers: 15,701 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 1,220 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 6,238 Mining, Total resident workers: 1,863 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 2,261
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, Sunshine Coast Council area: -6.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -4.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine Coast Council area: -3.0% Education and Training, Sunshine Coast Council area: -1.1% Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine Coast Council area: -4.4% Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -14.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +0.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine Coast Council area: -5.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine Coast Council area: -8.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -1.7% Retail Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: -1.4% Wholesale Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: -4.4% Construction, Sunshine Coast Council area: -15.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -9.3% Manufacturing, Sunshine Coast Council area: -1.3% Mining, Sunshine Coast Council area: -5.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sunshine Coast Council area: -5.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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