Wollondilly Shire Council

Employment self-sufficiency

In 2021, 59.6% of Wollondilly Shire Council’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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

  • Industry
  • Occupations
Employment self-sufficiency by Industry
Wollondilly Shire Council20212016Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the regionTotal local workersLocal workers living in the region% of local workers living in the region2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing62742667.963845971.9-4.0%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services23110545.52087234.6+10.8%
Wholesale Trade25117268.517112371.9-3.4%
Retail Trade88867576.083060172.4+3.6%
Accommodation and Food Services76653870.260844873.7-3.4%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing57938867.053237971.2-4.2%
Information Media and Telecommunications433581.4443477.3+4.1%
Financial and Insurance Services17314382.7806682.5+0.2%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services15212884.213110882.4+1.8%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services53938270.946136579.2-8.3%
Administrative and Support Services39526366.631124177.5-10.9%
Public Administration and Safety54325947.740122355.6-7.9%
Education and Training1,24771557.391353058.1-0.7%
Health Care and Social Assistance1,10462156.374540654.5+1.8%
Arts and Recreation Services17512068.617211064.0+4.6%
Other Services46336278.240528670.6+7.6%
Industry not classified50934367.452035367.9-0.5%
Total Industries13,3607,96359.611,0946,50858.7+0.9%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021 Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Wollondilly Shire Council

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