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Wakefield Regional Council area

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 66.2% of Wakefield Regional 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 Wakefield Regional 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 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. Wakefield Regional Council area 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 Wakefield Regional Council area.

Employment self-containment by industry
Wakefield Regional Council area2016
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Wakefield Regional Council area% resident workers employed in Wakefield Regional Council area
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing68157784.7
Mining3400.0
Manufacturing29319365.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services20840.0
Construction1246250.0
Wholesale Trade1078579.4
Retail Trade21313764.3
Accommodation and Food Services1179278.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1619760.2
Information Media and Telecommunications1212100.0
Financial and Insurance Services19947.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1414100.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services341955.9
Administrative and Support Services663045.5
Public Administration and Safety1057470.5
Education and Training20115376.1
Health Care and Social Assistance27014854.8
Arts and Recreation Services13753.8
Other Services743952.7
Industry not classified804860.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 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: 52.7% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 53.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 54.8% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 76.1% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 70.5% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 45.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 55.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 47.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 60.2% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 78.6% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 64.3% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 79.4% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 50.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 40.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 65.9% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 0.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 84.7% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 39 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 7 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 148 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 153 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 74 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 30 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 19 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 14 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 9 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 12 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 97 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 92 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 137 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 85 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 62 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 8 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 193 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 0 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 577 Other Services, Total resident workers: 74 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 13 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 270 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 201 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 105 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 66 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 34 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 14 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 19 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 12 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 161 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 117 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 213 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 107 Construction, Total resident workers: 124 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 20 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 293 Mining, Total resident workers: 34 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 681
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
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