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Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 17.8% of City of South Perth’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 City of South Perth 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, City of South Perth 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
City of South Perth20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the City of South Perth% resident workers employed in the City of South PerthTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the City of South Perth% resident workers employed in the City of South Perth2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1073129.0742229.7-0.8%
Mining1,074534.91,242645.2-0.2%
Manufacturing752587.71,033868.3-0.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services227146.223483.4+2.8%
Construction1,39423516.91,29423618.2-1.4%
Wholesale Trade459429.2657639.6-0.4%
Retail Trade1,60230819.21,75236520.8-1.6%
Accommodation and Food Services1,47637325.31,39841329.5-4.3%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6848512.45678214.5-2.0%
Information Media and Telecommunications2283615.82462610.6+5.2%
Financial and Insurance Services79915519.484414417.1+2.3%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services51916231.252320038.2-7.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,37650521.32,93459120.1+1.1%
Administrative and Support Services61513922.65679216.2+6.4%
Public Administration and Safety1,2211149.31,20412410.3-1.0%
Education and Training2,27349021.62,09042220.2+1.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance2,69642415.72,35938316.2-0.5%
Arts and Recreation Services4429321.03747620.3+0.7%
Other Services62715224.258913623.1+1.2%
Industry not classified89021724.43977919.9+4.5%

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-containment by industry 2016
Employment self-containment by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-containment: 24.2% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 21.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 15.7% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 21.6% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 9.3% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 22.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 21.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 31.2% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 19.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 15.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 12.4% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 25.3% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 19.2% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 9.2% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 16.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 6.2% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 7.7% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 4.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 29.0% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 152 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 93 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 424 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 490 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 114 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 139 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 505 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 162 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 155 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 36 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 85 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 373 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 308 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 42 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 235 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 14 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 58 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 53 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 31 Other Services, Total resident workers: 627 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 442 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 2,696 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 2,273 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 1,221 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 615 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 2,376 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 519 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 799 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 228 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 684 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 1,476 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 1,602 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 459 Construction, Total resident workers: 1,394 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 227 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 752 Mining, Total resident workers: 1,074 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 107
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, City of South Perth: +1.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: +0.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: -0.5% Education and Training, City of South Perth: +1.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of South Perth: -1.0% Administrative and Support Services, City of South Perth: +6.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of South Perth: +1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: -7.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: +2.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: +5.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: -2.0% Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: -4.3% Retail Trade, City of South Perth: -1.6% Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: -0.4% Construction, City of South Perth: -1.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: +2.8% Manufacturing, City of South Perth: -0.6% Mining, City of South Perth: -0.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of South Perth: -0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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