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Southern Downs Regional Council

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 93.6% of the Southern Downs Regional Council’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, Southern Downs Regional Council 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
Southern Downs Regional Council20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Southern Downs Regional Council% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Southern Downs Regional Council% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,8901,78194.21,9611,84894.20%
Mining665583.3575189.5-6.1%
Manufacturing1,2131,16295.81,3611,25392.1+3.7%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9595100.022010145.9+54.1%
Construction73967290.974669993.7-2.8%
Wholesale Trade21620896.340938493.9+2.4%
Retail Trade1,5421,48696.41,8671,79296.0+0.4%
Accommodation and Food Services1,0801,01794.21,0711,02095.2-1.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing75868189.878873493.1-3.3%
Information Media and Telecommunications989091.810910697.2-5.4%
Financial and Insurance Services15914792.519418494.8-2.4%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services15014194.0142142100.0-6.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services41740095.941639695.2+0.7%
Administrative and Support Services24423194.719918693.5+1.2%
Public Administration and Safety56954295.370868596.8-1.5%
Education and Training1,2321,16994.91,1551,08894.2+0.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,5341,42993.21,5001,41894.5-1.4%
Arts and Recreation Services1029896.110310097.1-1.0%
Other Services52450396.047445395.6+0.4%
Industry not classified54451193.931629593.4+0.6%

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: 96.0% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 93.2% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.9% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.3% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 92.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 91.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 89.8% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.4% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 96.3% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 90.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 100.0% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 95.8% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 83.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 94.2% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 503 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 98 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 1,429 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 1,169 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 542 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 231 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 400 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 141 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 147 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 90 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 681 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,017 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,486 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 208 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 672 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 95 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 1,162 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 55 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 1,781 Other Services, Total local workers: 524 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 102 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 1,534 Education and Training, Total local workers: 1,232 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 569 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 244 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 417 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 150 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 159 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 98 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 758 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 1,080 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 1,542 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 216 Construction, Total local workers: 739 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 95 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 1,213 Mining, Total local workers: 66 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 1,890
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, Southern Downs Regional Council: +0.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: -1.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern Downs Regional Council: -1.4% Education and Training, Southern Downs Regional Council: +0.7% Public Administration and Safety, Southern Downs Regional Council: -1.5% Administrative and Support Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +0.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: -6.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: -2.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern Downs Regional Council: -5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern Downs Regional Council: -3.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: -1.1% Retail Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council: +0.4% Wholesale Trade, Southern Downs Regional Council: +2.4% Construction, Southern Downs Regional Council: -2.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern Downs Regional Council: +54.1% Manufacturing, Southern Downs Regional Council: +3.7% Mining, Southern Downs Regional Council: -6.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Southern Downs Regional Council: 0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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