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Employment capacity

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Adelaide in 2014/15 was 12.23, meaning that there were more jobs than employed residents. Public Administration and Safety had the highest ratio (24.97), while the lowest ratio was found in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.70).

A goal of economic development is often to maximise the employment opportunities locally, leading to a more socially and environmentally sustainable community.

Employment capacity is a simple way of looking at whether the City of Adelaide could theoretically provide jobs for all its residents if they were to choose to work locally.

Employment capacity is simply the number of local jobs in an industry, divided by the number of local residents employed (anywhere) in that industry. A figure over 1.0 means there are more jobs available than residents employed in that industry. Under 1.0 means there are more residents employed than jobs available in that sector.

This is a theoretical exercise as, even if there are enough jobs provided locally, there will always be some people who choose to commute out of the area.

Employment capacity data should be viewed in conjunction with Self-Containment and Residents place of work data, which provides detail about the actual proportion of residents working locally, and Gross Regional Product and Worker Productivity data which shows the economic contribution of residents and workers.

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Employment capacity by industry
City of Adelaide2014/152009/10
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing114671.70182792.31
Mining1,92916411.732,21916313.63
Manufacturing1,2064962.431,5375782.66
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,61117814.692,40511221.55
Construction3,1294127.593,6293989.13
Wholesale Trade1,6422815.851,9232627.35
Retail Trade7,4179208.067,8418569.16
Accommodation and Food Services9,3271,3716.808,3561,1847.06
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,25022219.172,55817914.30
Information Media and Telecommunications5,50228919.065,50731217.66
Financial and Insurance Services11,51546424.8011,49634533.32
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,47924310.212,4782619.48
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services18,7211,57111.9117,4881,40412.45
Administrative and Support Services5,01739012.875,00528517.55
Public Administration and Safety25,5681,02424.9724,15094925.43
Education and Training10,9261,1949.159,84798110.04
Health Care and Social Assistance23,9241,64914.5118,2641,40912.96
Arts and Recreation Services2,95128210.462,64119913.28
Other Services3,0483329.192,89828110.30

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment capacity by industry 2014/15
Employment capacity by industry 2014/15 Other Services, Employed residents: 332 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 282 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,649 Education and Training, Employed residents: 1,194 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 1,024 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 390 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 1,571 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 243 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 464 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 289 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 222 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,371 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 920 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 281 Construction, Employed residents: 412 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 178 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 496 Mining, Employed residents: 164 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 67 Other Services, Local jobs: 3,048 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 2,951 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 23,924 Education and Training, Local jobs: 10,926 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 25,568 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 5,017 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 18,721 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 2,479 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 11,515 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 5,502 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 4,250 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 9,327 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 7,417 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 1,642 Construction, Local jobs: 3,129 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 2,611 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,206 Mining, Local jobs: 1,929 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 114
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2014/15 and 2009/10
Employment capacity by industry 2014/15 and  2009/10 Other Services, 2009/10: 10.30 Arts and Recreation Services, 2009/10: 13.28 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2009/10: 12.96 Education and Training, 2009/10: 10.04 Public Administration and Safety, 2009/10: 25.43 Administrative and Support Services, 2009/10: 17.55 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2009/10: 12.45 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2009/10: 9.48 Financial and Insurance Services, 2009/10: 33.32 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2009/10: 17.66 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2009/10: 14.30 Accommodation and Food Services, 2009/10: 7.06 Retail Trade, 2009/10: 9.16 Wholesale Trade, 2009/10: 7.35 Construction, 2009/10: 9.13 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2009/10: 21.55 Manufacturing, 2009/10: 2.66 Mining, 2009/10: 13.63 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2009/10: 2.31 Other Services, 2014/15: 9.19 Arts and Recreation Services, 2014/15: 10.46 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2014/15: 14.51 Education and Training, 2014/15: 9.15 Public Administration and Safety, 2014/15: 24.97 Administrative and Support Services, 2014/15: 12.87 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2014/15: 11.91 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2014/15: 10.21 Financial and Insurance Services, 2014/15: 24.80 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2014/15: 19.06 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2014/15: 19.17 Accommodation and Food Services, 2014/15: 6.80 Retail Trade, 2014/15: 8.06 Wholesale Trade, 2014/15: 5.85 Construction, 2014/15: 7.59 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2014/15: 14.69 Manufacturing, 2014/15: 2.43 Mining, 2014/15: 11.73 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2014/15: 1.70
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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