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Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 48.8% of the Sydney Eastern Suburbs’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, 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-sufficiency by industry
Sydney Eastern Suburbs20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1028684.3656295.4-11.1%
Mining544277.8373081.1-3.3%
Manufacturing1,29956843.71,80876242.1+1.6%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1555334.21666539.2-5.0%
Construction5,3222,29143.04,2162,02147.9-4.9%
Wholesale Trade1,16560952.31,75799156.4-4.1%
Retail Trade8,3993,84345.88,5024,12348.5-2.7%
Accommodation and Food Services8,3494,20350.37,0613,72752.8-2.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,90293423.93,02374324.6-0.6%
Information Media and Telecommunications1,09875268.51,11379071.0-2.5%
Financial and Insurance Services2,0031,24862.31,9931,24762.6-0.3%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,4161,61066.62,0221,35967.2-0.6%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,7614,68169.26,0014,32572.1-2.8%
Administrative and Support Services2,8591,42449.82,8001,26545.2+4.6%
Public Administration and Safety5,3421,62630.45,0511,68633.4-2.9%
Education and Training14,6027,03448.212,7386,17048.4-0.3%
Health Care and Social Assistance16,0057,70248.114,1167,21151.1-3.0%
Arts and Recreation Services2,3711,41859.82,2801,36259.7+0.1%
Other Services3,6341,83650.53,1391,67653.4-2.9%
Industry not classified3,7522,03954.31,9661,08455.1-0.8%

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: 50.5% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 59.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 48.1% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 48.2% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 30.4% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 49.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 66.6% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 68.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 23.9% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 50.3% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 45.8% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 52.3% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 43.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 34.2% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 43.7% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 77.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 84.3% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,836 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,418 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 7,702 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 7,034 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 1,626 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,424 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 4,681 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,610 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,248 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 752 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 934 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 4,203 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 3,843 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 609 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 2,291 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 53 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 568 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 42 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 86 Other Services, Total local workers: 3,634 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 2,371 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 16,005 Education and Training, Total local workers: 14,602 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 5,342 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 2,859 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 6,761 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 2,416 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 2,003 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 1,098 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 3,902 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 8,349 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 8,399 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 1,165 Construction, Total local workers: 5,322 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 155 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 1,299 Mining, Total local workers: 54 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 102
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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -2.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +0.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -3.0% Education and Training, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -0.3% Public Administration and Safety, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -2.9% Administrative and Support Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +4.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -0.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -2.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -0.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -2.4% Retail Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -2.7% Wholesale Trade, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -4.1% Construction, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -4.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -5.0% Manufacturing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: +1.6% Mining, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: -11.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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