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RDA Sunshine Coast Region

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 94.6% of the RDA Sunshine 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 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-sufficiency by industry
RDA Sunshine Coast Region2016
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region% industry self- sufficiency
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,5202,20587.5
Mining24722992.7
Manufacturing6,3626,00894.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,05696891.7
Construction12,06411,01991.3
Wholesale Trade2,7142,56094.3
Retail Trade16,00915,43796.4
Accommodation and Food Services13,32912,86196.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,7633,49993.0
Information Media and Telecommunications1,3571,29495.4
Financial and Insurance Services3,7073,54795.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,3803,26996.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,6247,31896.0
Administrative and Support Services4,5284,34596.0
Public Administration and Safety4,8994,62694.4
Education and Training12,27011,72695.6
Health Care and Social Assistance20,80819,79395.1
Arts and Recreation Services2,6732,48993.1
Other Services5,4755,24695.8
Industry not classified5,7345,43794.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 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: 95.8% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.1% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.6% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.7% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.0% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.5% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.3% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.7% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.4% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.5% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 5,246 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,489 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 19,793 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 11,726 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 4,626 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 4,345 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 7,318 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,269 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,547 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 1,294 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 3,499 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 12,861 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 15,437 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 2,560 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 11,019 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 968 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 6,008 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 229 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 2,205 Other Services, Total local workers: 5,475 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 2,673 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 20,808 Education and Training, Total local workers: 12,270 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 4,899 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 4,528 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 7,624 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 3,380 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 3,707 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 1,357 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 3,763 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 13,329 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 16,009 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 2,714 Construction, Total local workers: 12,064 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 1,056 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 6,362 Mining, Total local workers: 247 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 2,520
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
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