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Mid North Region

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 79.0% of Mid North 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 Mid North 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, Mid North 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
Mid North Region20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Mid North Region% resident workers employed in Mid North RegionTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Mid North Region% resident workers employed in Mid North Region2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,9171,71789.61,9311,69887.9+1.6%
Construction48232166.639129575.4-8.9%
Public Administration and Safety27219772.431622270.3+2.2%
Arts and Recreation Services322681.3383489.5-8.2%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services19616684.719815980.3+4.4%
Education and Training60049081.760349281.6+0.1%
Financial and Insurance Services918896.71109990.0+6.7%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services514894.1564885.7+8.4%
Accommodation and Food Services49947895.852847890.5+5.3%
Other Services27122884.124221689.3-5.1%
Retail Trade69861387.875565486.6+1.2%
Wholesale Trade23520587.227919268.8+18.4%
Manufacturing85467979.589669877.9+1.6%
Health Care and Social Assistance86869179.685667879.2+0.4%
Information Media and Telecommunications363391.7645687.5+4.2%
Mining1143732.51003030.0+2.5%
Industry not classified28423582.712910480.6+2.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing35024971.132924574.5-3.3%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services905965.6866879.1-13.5%
Administrative and Support Services22213460.417613576.7-16.3%

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: 84.1% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 81.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 79.6% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 81.7% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 72.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 60.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 84.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 94.1% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 96.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 91.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 71.1% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 95.8% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 87.8% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 87.2% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 66.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 65.6% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 79.5% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 32.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 89.6% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 228 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 26 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 691 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 490 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 197 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 134 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 166 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 48 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 88 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 33 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 249 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 478 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 613 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 205 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 321 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 59 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 679 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 37 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,717 Other Services, Total resident workers: 271 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 32 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 868 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 600 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 272 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 222 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 196 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 51 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 91 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 36 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 350 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 499 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 698 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 235 Construction, Total resident workers: 482 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 90 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 854 Mining, Total resident workers: 114 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 1,917
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, Mid North Region: -5.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Mid North Region: -8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Mid North Region: +0.4% Education and Training, Mid North Region: +0.1% Public Administration and Safety, Mid North Region: +2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Mid North Region: -16.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mid North Region: +4.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mid North Region: +8.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Mid North Region: +6.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Mid North Region: +4.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mid North Region: -3.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Mid North Region: +5.3% Retail Trade, Mid North Region: +1.2% Wholesale Trade, Mid North Region: +18.4% Construction, Mid North Region: -8.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mid North Region: -13.5% Manufacturing, Mid North Region: +1.6% Mining, Mid North Region: +2.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Mid North Region: +1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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