City of South Perth

Employment self-containment

In 2021, 16.3% of the 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 workdata 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

  • Industry
  • Occupations
Employment self-containment by Industry
City of South Perth20212016Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the region% of resident workers employed in the regionTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the region% of resident workers employed in the region2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1283023.41073129.0-5.5%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services21394.2227146.2-1.9%
Wholesale Trade414399.4459429.2+0.3%
Retail Trade1,71429217.01,60230819.2-2.2%
Accommodation and Food Services1,48240827.51,47637325.3+2.3%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing752719.46848512.4-3.0%
Information Media and Telecommunications2404418.32283615.8+2.6%
Financial and Insurance Services84618822.279915519.4+2.8%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services49115832.251916231.2+1.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,93256419.22,37650521.3-2.0%
Administrative and Support Services61811518.661513922.6-4.0%
Public Administration and Safety1,2521028.11,2211149.3-1.2%
Education and Training2,51053421.32,27349021.6-0.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance3,36146013.72,69642415.7-2.0%
Arts and Recreation Services51410219.84429321.0-1.2%
Other Services68814420.962715224.2-3.3%
Industry not classified89016618.789021724.4-5.7%
Total Industries23,0353,75016.320,6933,67717.8-1.5%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021 Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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City of South Perth

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