Local employment

Domain: 
Dynamic, resilient local economies
Sub-Domain: 
Employment
Measure: 
Local employment
Rationale: 
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Local employment is integral to a sustainable society. Local employment contributes to making the local government area a desirable place to live and reduces income leaving a local community. People who live and work in an area are more likely to shop locally and become embedded in the local community, contributing to community building (ABS, 2001; Austin et al., 2001). Local employment also has environmental benefits, as decreased travel demands reduce greenhouse gas emissions and helps workers attain better work-life balance(CIV, 2006)

Data Source: 
Measure under development


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