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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 28.7% of the City of South Perth’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, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: The economy.id definition of self-sufficiency differs from that of the Western Australian state government. The WA definition of self-sufficiency has been used to define “Employment capacity” in economy.id, so please view this topic for compatible data. For more information see the specific topic notes .

Employment self-sufficiency by industry
City of South Perth20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of South Perth% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the City of South Perth% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1013130.7642234.4-3.7%
Mining2785319.13686417.4+1.7%
Manufacturing1065854.71568655.1-0.4%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services201470.015853.3+16.7%
Construction79323529.672523632.6-2.9%
Wholesale Trade704260.01156354.8+5.2%
Retail Trade82130837.584136543.4-5.9%
Accommodation and Food Services1,29137328.91,20241334.4-5.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1318564.91248266.1-1.2%
Information Media and Telecommunications663654.5622641.9+12.6%
Financial and Insurance Services48015532.349914428.9+3.4%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services47116234.453620037.3-2.9%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,39850536.11,66859135.4+0.7%
Administrative and Support Services35213939.52779233.2+6.3%
Public Administration and Safety90611412.61,3901248.9+3.7%
Education and Training1,76549027.81,46342228.8-1.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance2,07142420.51,66338323.0-2.6%
Arts and Recreation Services6499314.32987625.5-11.2%
Other Services43415235.039013634.9+0.2%
Industry not classified48521744.72267935.0+9.8%

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: 35.0% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 14.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 20.5% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 27.8% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 12.6% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 39.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 36.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 34.4% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 32.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 54.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.9% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 28.9% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 37.5% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 60.0% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 29.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 70.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 54.7% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 19.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 30.7% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 152 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 93 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 424 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 490 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 114 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 139 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 505 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 162 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 155 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 36 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 85 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 373 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 308 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 42 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 235 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 14 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 58 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 53 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 31 Other Services, Total local workers: 434 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 649 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 2,071 Education and Training, Total local workers: 1,765 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 906 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 352 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 1,398 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 471 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 480 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 66 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 131 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 1,291 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 821 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 70 Construction, Total local workers: 793 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 20 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 106 Mining, Total local workers: 278 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 101
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, City of South Perth: +0.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of South Perth: -11.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of South Perth: -2.6% Education and Training, City of South Perth: -1.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of South Perth: +3.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of South Perth: +6.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of South Perth: +0.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of South Perth: -2.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of South Perth: +3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of South Perth: +12.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of South Perth: -1.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of South Perth: -5.5% Retail Trade, City of South Perth: -5.9% Wholesale Trade, City of South Perth: +5.2% Construction, City of South Perth: -2.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of South Perth: +16.7% Manufacturing, City of South Perth: -0.4% Mining, City of South Perth: +1.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of South Perth: -3.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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