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Sunshine Coast Council area

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 90.8% of Sunshine Coast Council area’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, 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-sufficiency by industry
Sunshine Coast Council area20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Sunshine Coast Council area% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the RDA Sunshine Coast Region% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,2831,91383.81,9531,70387.2-3.4%
Mining22319487.025320781.8+5.2%
Manufacturing5,6605,12290.56,6236,13892.7-2.2%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services94881686.193084791.1-5.0%
Construction10,3999,11987.78,0437,28290.5-2.8%
Wholesale Trade2,2942,06189.83,0422,81292.4-2.6%
Retail Trade13,13012,30193.713,19412,50694.8-1.1%
Accommodation and Food Services10,2859,67594.19,0698,60994.9-0.9%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,2802,86187.23,2232,88789.6-2.4%
Information Media and Telecommunications1,1971,09791.61,2051,11292.3-0.6%
Financial and Insurance Services3,3253,06192.12,8162,62493.2-1.1%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,7032,54194.02,3212,22395.8-1.8%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,3165,89093.35,6045,25493.8-0.5%
Administrative and Support Services3,7213,46793.22,6812,49693.1+0.1%
Public Administration and Safety4,3313,83788.64,1523,71789.5-0.9%
Education and Training10,6439,61890.48,3537,74192.7-2.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance18,16216,45690.614,29913,28292.9-2.3%
Arts and Recreation Services2,2562,02589.81,6211,47991.2-1.5%
Other Services4,5444,21392.73,8853,66894.4-1.7%
Industry not classified4,8004,37291.12,0921,94693.0-1.9%

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: 92.7% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.6% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.4% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 88.6% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.2% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.1% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.7% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.8% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 86.1% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.5% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 87.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.8% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 4,213 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,025 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 16,456 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 9,618 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 3,837 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,467 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 5,890 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,541 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,061 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 1,097 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 2,861 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 9,675 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 12,301 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 2,061 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 9,119 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 816 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 5,122 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 194 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 1,913 Other Services, Total local workers: 4,544 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 2,256 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 18,162 Education and Training, Total local workers: 10,643 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 4,331 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 3,721 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 6,316 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 2,703 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 3,325 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 1,197 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 3,280 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 10,285 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 13,130 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 2,294 Construction, Total local workers: 10,399 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 948 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 5,660 Mining, Total local workers: 223 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 2,283
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, Sunshine Coast Council area: -1.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -1.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sunshine Coast Council area: -2.3% Education and Training, Sunshine Coast Council area: -2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Sunshine Coast Council area: -0.9% Administrative and Support Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: +0.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -0.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -1.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sunshine Coast Council area: -0.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sunshine Coast Council area: -2.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -0.9% Retail Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: -1.1% Wholesale Trade, Sunshine Coast Council area: -2.6% Construction, Sunshine Coast Council area: -2.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sunshine Coast Council area: -5.0% Manufacturing, Sunshine Coast Council area: -2.2% Mining, Sunshine Coast Council area: +5.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sunshine Coast Council area: -3.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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