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Sutherland Shire

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 40.7% of Sutherland Shire’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 Sutherland Shire 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, Sutherland Shire 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
Sutherland Shire20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Sutherland Shire% resident workers employed in Sutherland ShireTotal resident workersResident workers employed in Sutherland Shire% resident workers employed in Sutherland Shire2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1828144.5944244.7-0.2%
Mining1912814.71693017.8-3.1%
Manufacturing6,0562,37639.28,6043,53641.1-1.9%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,08423021.21,22722818.6+2.6%
Construction11,4904,30537.57,4903,62848.4-11.0%
Wholesale Trade3,6521,12430.85,1321,72933.7-2.9%
Retail Trade10,3576,69364.610,8797,22466.4-1.8%
Accommodation and Food Services6,1064,13767.85,7173,87167.70%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,2831,17016.17,5211,16115.4+0.6%
Information Media and Telecommunications2,05735517.32,02532816.2+1.1%
Financial and Insurance Services6,3011,18418.86,3091,21019.2-0.4%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,3411,02944.02,14593243.4+0.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9,7663,79138.89,2083,79741.2-2.4%
Administrative and Support Services3,6081,44139.92,8981,11238.4+1.6%
Public Administration and Safety7,6321,55820.47,4431,64622.1-1.7%
Education and Training10,5304,77645.49,5374,44246.6-1.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance12,6776,31549.811,1615,64150.5-0.7%
Arts and Recreation Services2,01992846.01,64980048.5-2.6%
Other Services4,4602,31752.03,9942,24356.2-4.2%
Industry not classified4,5802,03044.32,15488741.2+3.2%

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: 52.0% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 46.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 49.8% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 45.4% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 20.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 39.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 38.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 44.0% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 18.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 17.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 16.1% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 67.8% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 64.6% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 30.8% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 37.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 21.2% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 39.2% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 14.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 44.5% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,317 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 928 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 6,315 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 4,776 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 1,558 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,441 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 3,791 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,029 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,184 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 355 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 1,170 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 4,137 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 6,693 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 1,124 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 4,305 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 230 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 2,376 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 28 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 81 Other Services, Total resident workers: 4,460 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 2,019 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 12,677 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 10,530 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 7,632 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 3,608 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 9,766 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 2,341 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 6,301 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 2,057 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 7,283 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 6,106 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 10,357 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 3,652 Construction, Total resident workers: 11,490 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 1,084 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 6,056 Mining, Total resident workers: 191 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 182
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, Sutherland Shire: -4.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: -2.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: -0.7% Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: -1.2% Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: -1.7% Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: +1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: -2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: +0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: -0.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: +1.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: +0.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: 0% Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: -1.8% Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: -2.9% Construction, Sutherland Shire: -11.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: +2.6% Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: -1.9% Mining, Sutherland Shire: -3.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sutherland Shire: -0.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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