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Sydney Eastern Suburbs

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 33.2% of Sydney Eastern Suburbs’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 the Sydney Eastern Suburbs 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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs 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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs% resident workers employed in the Sydney Eastern SuburbsTotal resident workersResident workers employed in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs% resident workers employed in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2168639.81416244.0-4.2%
Mining1934221.82103014.3+7.5%
Manufacturing3,48856816.34,78076215.9+0.3%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services611538.76056510.7-2.1%
Construction8,3152,29127.65,2602,02138.4-10.9%
Wholesale Trade3,53960917.25,00999119.8-2.6%
Retail Trade9,3863,84340.99,1004,12345.3-4.4%
Accommodation and Food Services8,6724,20348.57,6743,72748.6-0.1%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,59193420.34,32574317.2+3.2%
Information Media and Telecommunications5,58775213.55,69479013.9-0.4%
Financial and Insurance Services11,4721,24810.911,1481,24711.2-0.3%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,8001,61042.42,9931,35945.4-3.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services19,8784,68123.518,0074,32524.0-0.5%
Administrative and Support Services5,1911,42427.44,3391,26529.2-1.7%
Public Administration and Safety6,3451,62625.66,1281,68627.5-1.9%
Education and Training12,3397,03457.010,4936,17058.8-1.8%
Health Care and Social Assistance15,0787,70251.113,3747,21153.9-2.8%
Arts and Recreation Services3,5091,41840.42,9621,36246.0-5.6%
Other Services3,8871,83647.23,4451,67648.7-1.4%
Industry not classified5,8102,03935.12,8821,08437.6-2.5%

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: 47.2% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 40.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 51.1% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 57.0% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 25.6% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 27.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 23.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 42.4% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 10.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 13.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 20.3% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 48.5% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 40.9% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 17.2% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 27.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 8.7% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 16.3% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 21.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 39.8% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,836 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,418 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 7,702 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 7,034 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 1,626 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,424 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 4,681 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,610 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,248 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 752 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 934 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 4,203 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 3,843 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 609 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 2,291 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 53 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 568 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 42 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 86 Other Services, Total resident workers: 3,887 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 3,509 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 15,078 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 12,339 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 6,345 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 5,191 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 19,878 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 3,800 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 11,472 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 5,587 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 4,591 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 8,672 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 9,386 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 3,539 Construction, Total resident workers: 8,315 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 611 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 3,488 Mining, Total resident workers: 193 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 216
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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -1.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -5.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -2.8% Education and Training, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -1.8% Public Administration and Safety, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -1.9% Administrative and Support Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -0.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -3.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -0.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -0.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +3.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -0.1% Retail Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -4.4% Wholesale Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -2.6% Construction, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -10.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -2.1% Manufacturing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +0.3% Mining, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +7.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -4.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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