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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 96.4% of the RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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 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-sufficiency by industry
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8,1067,80896.37,8847,64396.9-0.6%
Mining86572984.381170086.3-2.0%
Manufacturing6,3936,19496.98,4158,24297.9-1.1%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2421,18995.71,5331,50197.9-2.2%
Construction5,5525,26994.95,5365,29395.6-0.7%
Wholesale Trade1,7161,68898.42,5002,46398.5-0.2%
Retail Trade11,10010,91398.312,06411,90598.7-0.4%
Accommodation and Food Services6,8116,66397.86,7006,59698.4-0.6%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,2663,16096.83,4003,34998.5-1.8%
Information Media and Telecommunications71770698.579077798.4+0.1%
Financial and Insurance Services1,1711,14798.01,3761,36499.1-1.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4141,39398.51,3701,35598.9-0.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,8812,82798.12,9502,88897.9+0.2%
Administrative and Support Services2,5002,45398.12,1962,16898.7-0.6%
Public Administration and Safety5,1825,01696.85,1655,07298.2-1.4%
Education and Training9,0868,77196.58,2038,02897.9-1.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance14,87614,35096.513,70713,33597.3-0.8%
Arts and Recreation Services77574896.565964998.5-2.0%
Other Services3,6793,60998.13,6333,59498.9-0.8%
Industry not classified3,8663,78197.82,1822,14598.3-0.5%

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: 98.1% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.5% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.5% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.8% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.5% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.8% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 97.8% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.3% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 98.4% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.7% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.9% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.3% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,609 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 748 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 14,350 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 8,771 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 5,016 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,453 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,827 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,393 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,147 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 706 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 3,160 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 6,663 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 10,913 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,688 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 5,269 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,189 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 6,194 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 729 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 7,808 Other Services, Total local workers: 3,679 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 775 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 14,876 Education and Training, Total local workers: 9,086 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 5,182 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 2,500 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 2,881 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,414 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 1,171 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 717 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 3,266 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 6,811 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 11,100 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 1,716 Construction, Total local workers: 5,552 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 1,242 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 6,393 Mining, Total local workers: 865 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 8,106
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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -0.8% Arts and Recreation Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -2.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -0.8% Education and Training, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -1.3% Public Administration and Safety, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -1.4% Administrative and Support Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +0.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -1.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: +0.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -1.8% Accommodation and Food Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -0.6% Retail Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -0.4% Wholesale Trade, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -0.2% Construction, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -0.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -2.2% Manufacturing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -1.1% Mining, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -2.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: -0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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