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Mid North Region

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 83.5% of Mid North 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, 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-sufficiency by industry
Mid North Region20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Mid North Region% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,9171,71789.62,0551,69882.6+6.9%
Mining3737100.0353085.7+14.3%
Manufacturing99567968.287469879.9-11.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services785975.6996868.7+7.0%
Construction34332193.631629593.4+0.2%
Wholesale Trade24220584.724519278.4+6.4%
Retail Trade67961390.374265488.1+2.1%
Accommodation and Food Services51047893.754947887.1+6.7%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing26924992.629524583.1+9.5%
Information Media and Telecommunications3333100.05656100.00%
Financial and Insurance Services918896.71059994.3+2.4%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4848100.0504896.0+4.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services17416695.417715989.8+5.6%
Administrative and Support Services134134100.014113595.7+4.3%
Public Administration and Safety24219781.429222276.0+5.4%
Education and Training59249082.860449281.5+1.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance83169183.284967879.9+3.3%
Arts and Recreation Services292689.7363494.4-4.8%
Other Services23922895.423121693.5+1.9%
Industry not classified26323589.411710488.9+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: 95.4% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.2% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.8% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 81.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.6% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.7% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.3% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.7% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.6% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.2% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.6% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 228 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 26 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 691 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 490 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 197 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 134 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 166 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 48 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 88 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 33 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 249 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 478 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 613 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 205 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 321 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 59 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 679 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 37 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 1,717 Other Services, Total local workers: 239 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 29 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 831 Education and Training, Total local workers: 592 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 242 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 134 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 174 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 48 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 91 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 33 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 269 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 510 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 679 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 242 Construction, Total local workers: 343 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 78 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 995 Mining, Total local workers: 37 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 1,917
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, Mid North Region: +1.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Mid North Region: -4.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Mid North Region: +3.3% Education and Training, Mid North Region: +1.3% Public Administration and Safety, Mid North Region: +5.4% Administrative and Support Services, Mid North Region: +4.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Mid North Region: +5.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Mid North Region: +4.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Mid North Region: +2.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Mid North Region: 0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Mid North Region: +9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Mid North Region: +6.7% Retail Trade, Mid North Region: +2.1% Wholesale Trade, Mid North Region: +6.4% Construction, Mid North Region: +0.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Mid North Region: +7.0% Manufacturing, Mid North Region: -11.6% Mining, Mid North Region: +14.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Mid North Region: +6.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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