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Sutherland Shire

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 69.1% of Sutherland Shire’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, 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-sufficiency by industry
Sutherland Shire20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Sutherland Shire% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in Sutherland Shire% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1148171.1494285.7-14.7%
Mining472859.6433069.8-10.2%
Manufacturing3,7292,37663.75,5723,53663.5+0.3%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services44323051.938922858.6-6.7%
Construction6,1724,30569.84,9843,62872.8-3.0%
Wholesale Trade1,8581,12460.52,5141,72968.8-8.3%
Retail Trade9,8096,69368.29,8717,22473.2-5.0%
Accommodation and Food Services5,7404,13772.15,0383,87176.8-4.8%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,6621,17070.41,6401,16170.8-0.4%
Information Media and Telecommunications44935579.141532879.00%
Financial and Insurance Services1,5751,18475.21,4601,21082.9-7.7%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2421,02982.91,08693285.8-3.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,2913,79171.65,2813,79771.9-0.3%
Administrative and Support Services1,9241,44174.91,4351,11277.5-2.6%
Public Administration and Safety2,4501,55863.62,5191,64665.3-1.8%
Education and Training6,1294,77677.95,5264,44280.4-2.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance9,9136,31563.78,1975,64168.8-5.1%
Arts and Recreation Services1,12792882.394980084.3-2.0%
Other Services3,2782,31770.73,0192,24374.3-3.6%
Industry not classified3,1262,03064.91,23988771.6-6.7%

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: 70.7% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.7% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.9% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.6% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 74.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 71.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 82.9% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 75.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 79.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 70.4% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.1% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.2% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 60.5% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 51.9% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.7% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 59.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 71.1% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,317 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 928 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 6,315 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 4,776 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 1,558 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,441 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 3,791 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,029 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,184 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 355 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 1,170 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 4,137 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 6,693 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 1,124 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 4,305 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 230 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 2,376 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 28 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 81 Other Services, Total local workers: 3,278 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 1,127 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 9,913 Education and Training, Total local workers: 6,129 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 2,450 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,924 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 5,291 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,242 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 1,575 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 449 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,662 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 5,740 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 9,809 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 1,858 Construction, Total local workers: 6,172 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 443 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 3,729 Mining, Total local workers: 47 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 114
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, Sutherland Shire: -3.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Sutherland Shire: -2.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sutherland Shire: -5.1% Education and Training, Sutherland Shire: -2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Sutherland Shire: -1.8% Administrative and Support Services, Sutherland Shire: -2.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sutherland Shire: -0.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sutherland Shire: -3.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Sutherland Shire: -7.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sutherland Shire: 0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sutherland Shire: -0.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Sutherland Shire: -4.8% Retail Trade, Sutherland Shire: -5.0% Wholesale Trade, Sutherland Shire: -8.3% Construction, Sutherland Shire: -3.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sutherland Shire: -6.7% Manufacturing, Sutherland Shire: +0.3% Mining, Sutherland Shire: -10.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sutherland Shire: -14.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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