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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 88.5% of RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett 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 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 Wide Bay Burnett 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-containment by industry
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region% resident workers employed in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett RegionTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region% resident workers employed in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region2011 to 2016
Industry not classified4,2823,77488.12,2452,13595.1-7.0%
Health Care and Social Assistance15,18714,23193.713,63713,22997.0-3.3%
Arts and Recreation Services82074891.266464897.6-6.4%
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8,4137,80892.87,8507,61897.0-4.2%
Construction7,8725,26566.96,1415,27385.9-19.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,1892,82788.63,0292,87795.0-6.3%
Public Administration and Safety5,3094,94193.15,2344,96494.8-1.8%
Education and Training9,1348,70695.38,1987,96897.2-1.9%
Wholesale Trade1,8421,68891.62,5682,45495.6-3.9%
Financial and Insurance Services1,2001,14495.31,3881,36298.1-2.8%
Information Media and Telecommunications77270391.179177598.0-6.9%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3501,18988.11,5791,49994.9-6.9%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,7533,16084.23,6843,33990.6-6.4%
Retail Trade11,34210,91396.212,15011,86697.7-1.5%
Administrative and Support Services3,1452,45378.02,3042,16393.9-15.9%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4661,39395.01,3871,35297.5-2.5%
Other Services3,8883,58792.33,7103,57296.3-4.0%
Accommodation and Food Services7,0116,66395.06,8116,57996.6-1.6%
Mining2,15172933.92,12970032.9+1.0%
Manufacturing6,6756,19492.88,6688,21594.8-2.0%

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: 92.3% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 91.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 93.7% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 95.3% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 93.1% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 78.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 88.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 95.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 95.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 91.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 84.2% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 95.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 96.2% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 91.6% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 66.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 88.1% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 92.8% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 33.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 92.8% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 3,587 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 748 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 14,231 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 8,706 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 4,941 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,453 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,827 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,393 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,144 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 703 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 3,160 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 6,663 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 10,913 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 1,688 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 5,265 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,189 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 6,194 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 729 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 7,808 Other Services, Total resident workers: 3,888 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 820 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 15,187 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 9,134 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 5,309 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 3,145 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 3,189 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 1,466 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 1,200 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 772 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 3,753 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 7,011 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 11,342 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 1,842 Construction, Total resident workers: 7,872 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 1,350 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 6,675 Mining, Total resident workers: 2,151 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 8,413
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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -4.0% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -6.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -3.3% Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -1.9% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -1.8% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -15.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -6.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -6.4% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -1.6% Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -1.5% Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -3.9% Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -19.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -6.9% Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -2.0% Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +1.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -4.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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