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Employment self-containment

In 2016, 79.4% of Tablelands’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 workdata 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 Tablelands in the local area, and is updated annually. The Resident workers section will provide the characteristics of resident workers.

Data source

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, Tablelands 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.
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Employment self-containment by Industry
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers residing in Tablelands%% resident workers employed in TablelandsTotal resident workersResident workers residing in Tablelands%% resident workers employed in Tablelands2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,2611,14891.01,03497193.9-2.9%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services968184.41068580.2+4.2%
Wholesale Trade14911778.520618288.3-9.8%
Retail Trade1,04796892.51,1621,09294.0-1.5%
Accommodation and Food Services60855991.960957794.7-2.8%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing32921565.332125679.8-14.4%
Information Media and Telecommunications605083.3615590.2-6.8%
Financial and Insurance Services11410087.711310592.9-5.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services12511592.01059388.6+3.4%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services36029782.538635391.5-8.9%
Administrative and Support Services25818571.715714189.8-18.1%
Public Administration and Safety55536665.959640568.0-2.0%
Education and Training94480985.784174288.2-2.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,2421,05184.61,08796989.1-4.5%
Arts and Recreation Services12110586.8938389.2-2.5%
Other Services34328984.333029890.3-6.0%
Industry not classified40032280.523522194.0-13.5%
Total Industries9,6137,63179.49,1927,80284.9-5.5%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016 Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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