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The Hills Shire

Employment self-containment - Industry

In 2016, 31.0% of The Hills 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 The Hills 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, The Hills 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
The Hills Shire20162011Change
IndustryTotal resident workersResident workers employed in The Hills Shire% resident workers employed in The Hills ShireTotal resident workersResident workers employed in The Hills Shire% resident workers employed in The Hills Shire2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing46425655.241916138.4+16.8%
Mining1485939.99166.6+33.3%
Manufacturing4,90591418.66,0181,06317.7+1.0%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7329813.46958412.1+1.3%
Construction7,3642,44533.24,9761,97039.6-6.4%
Wholesale Trade3,91479920.45,1661,22323.7-3.3%
Retail Trade8,2394,16450.58,0513,79547.1+3.4%
Accommodation and Food Services3,7751,81848.23,2591,48745.6+2.5%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,52545217.92,35041717.7+0.2%
Information Media and Telecommunications2,05135017.11,81329316.2+0.9%
Financial and Insurance Services5,40295417.74,66786118.4-0.8%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,73075243.51,36649836.5+7.0%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8,2932,88534.87,2592,59835.8-1.0%
Administrative and Support Services2,20375034.01,74662735.9-1.9%
Public Administration and Safety3,93744111.23,40636610.7+0.5%
Education and Training7,4262,25930.46,5201,93329.6+0.8%
Health Care and Social Assistance9,1952,63528.77,7221,99925.9+2.8%
Arts and Recreation Services1,11545440.788537442.3-1.5%
Other Services2,9201,17140.12,70799236.6+3.5%
Industry not classified3,4801,19934.51,62654933.8+0.7%

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-containment by industry 2016
Employment self-containment by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-containment: 40.1% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-containment: 40.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-containment: 28.7% Education and Training, % of industry self-containment: 30.4% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-containment: 11.2% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-containment: 34.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-containment: 34.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-containment: 43.5% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-containment: 17.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-containment: 17.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-containment: 17.9% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-containment: 48.2% Retail Trade, % of industry self-containment: 50.5% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-containment: 20.4% Construction, % of industry self-containment: 33.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-containment: 13.4% Manufacturing, % of industry self-containment: 18.6% Mining, % of industry self-containment: 39.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-containment: 55.2% Other Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,171 Arts and Recreation Services, Resident workers employed locally: 454 Health Care and Social Assistance, Resident workers employed locally: 2,635 Education and Training, Resident workers employed locally: 2,259 Public Administration and Safety, Resident workers employed locally: 441 Administrative and Support Services, Resident workers employed locally: 750 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Resident workers employed locally: 2,885 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Resident workers employed locally: 752 Financial and Insurance Services, Resident workers employed locally: 954 Information Media and Telecommunications, Resident workers employed locally: 350 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Resident workers employed locally: 452 Accommodation and Food Services, Resident workers employed locally: 1,818 Retail Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 4,164 Wholesale Trade, Resident workers employed locally: 799 Construction, Resident workers employed locally: 2,445 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Resident workers employed locally: 98 Manufacturing, Resident workers employed locally: 914 Mining, Resident workers employed locally: 59 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Resident workers employed locally: 256 Other Services, Total resident workers: 2,920 Arts and Recreation Services, Total resident workers: 1,115 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total resident workers: 9,195 Education and Training, Total resident workers: 7,426 Public Administration and Safety, Total resident workers: 3,937 Administrative and Support Services, Total resident workers: 2,203 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total resident workers: 8,293 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total resident workers: 1,730 Financial and Insurance Services, Total resident workers: 5,402 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total resident workers: 2,051 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total resident workers: 2,525 Accommodation and Food Services, Total resident workers: 3,775 Retail Trade, Total resident workers: 8,239 Wholesale Trade, Total resident workers: 3,914 Construction, Total resident workers: 7,364 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total resident workers: 732 Manufacturing, Total resident workers: 4,905 Mining, Total resident workers: 148 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total resident workers: 464
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, The Hills Shire: +3.5% Arts and Recreation Services, The Hills Shire: -1.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, The Hills Shire: +2.8% Education and Training, The Hills Shire: +0.8% Public Administration and Safety, The Hills Shire: +0.5% Administrative and Support Services, The Hills Shire: -1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, The Hills Shire: -1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, The Hills Shire: +7.0% Financial and Insurance Services, The Hills Shire: -0.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, The Hills Shire: +0.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, The Hills Shire: +0.2% Accommodation and Food Services, The Hills Shire: +2.5% Retail Trade, The Hills Shire: +3.4% Wholesale Trade, The Hills Shire: -3.3% Construction, The Hills Shire: -6.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, The Hills Shire: +1.3% Manufacturing, The Hills Shire: +1.0% Mining, The Hills Shire: +33.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, The Hills Shire: +16.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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