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The Hills Shire

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 39.0% of The Hills 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 2016 – by place of work

Employment self-sufficiency by industry
The Hills Shire2016
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in The Hills Shire% industry self- sufficiency
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing52725648.6
Mining1855931.9
Manufacturing3,50991426.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2429840.5
Construction6,6622,44536.7
Wholesale Trade2,50779931.9
Retail Trade11,8134,16435.2
Accommodation and Food Services3,9671,81845.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing83845253.9
Information Media and Telecommunications88235039.7
Financial and Insurance Services2,23595442.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,38275254.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,3232,88545.6
Administrative and Support Services1,53875048.8
Public Administration and Safety1,35344132.6
Education and Training4,8042,25947.0
Health Care and Social Assistance8,1192,63532.5
Arts and Recreation Services82845454.8
Other Services2,6561,17144.1
Industry not classified3,0261,19939.6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 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: 44.1% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 54.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 32.5% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 47.0% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 32.6% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 48.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 45.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 54.4% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 42.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 39.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 53.9% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 45.8% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 35.2% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 31.9% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 36.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 40.5% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 26.0% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 31.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 48.6% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,171 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 454 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 2,635 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 2,259 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 441 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 750 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,885 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 752 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 954 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 350 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 452 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,818 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 4,164 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 799 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 2,445 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 98 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 914 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 59 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 256 Other Services, Total local workers: 2,656 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 828 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 8,119 Education and Training, Total local workers: 4,804 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 1,353 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 1,538 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 6,323 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 1,382 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 2,235 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 882 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 838 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 3,967 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 11,813 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 2,507 Construction, Total local workers: 6,662 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 242 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 3,509 Mining, Total local workers: 185 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 527
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
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