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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Adelaide in 2015/16 was 12.28, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Financial and Insurance Services had the highest ratio (28.95), while the lowest ratio was found in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.77).

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 Adelaide2015/162010/11
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing117661.77161632.58
Mining1,64514411.461,87013513.81
Manufacturing1,1924742.511,4585222.79
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,56715616.412,79013920.05
Construction3,5634637.703,53930511.61
Wholesale Trade1,5902526.311,9612497.88
Retail Trade8,1679708.427,5038788.54
Accommodation and Food Services9,6171,3826.968,5981,2157.08
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,44922315.492,45620811.81
Information Media and Telecommunications5,72438115.035,64035515.88
Financial and Insurance Services12,27142428.9512,03840429.77
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,48022610.962,37721011.30
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services19,5881,55912.5618,5591,45712.73
Administrative and Support Services5,33037614.165,03033714.92
Public Administration and Safety25,81796326.8224,90091227.29
Education and Training11,2311,2259.1710,5441,1149.47
Health Care and Social Assistance23,8631,78913.3419,5241,64111.90
Arts and Recreation Services2,9163149.292,7712789.96
Other Services3,0453488.743,0153159.56

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 2015/16
Employment capacity by industry 2015/16 Other Services, Employed residents: 348 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 314 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,789 Education and Training, Employed residents: 1,225 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 963 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 376 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 1,559 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 226 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 424 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 381 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 223 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,382 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 970 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 252 Construction, Employed residents: 463 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 156 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 474 Mining, Employed residents: 144 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 66 Other Services, Local jobs: 3,045 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 2,916 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 23,863 Education and Training, Local jobs: 11,231 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 25,817 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 5,330 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 19,588 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 2,480 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 12,271 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 5,724 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 3,449 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 9,617 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 8,167 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 1,590 Construction, Local jobs: 3,563 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 2,567 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,192 Mining, Local jobs: 1,645 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 117
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 2015/16 and 2010/11
Employment capacity by industry 2015/16 and  2010/11 Other Services, 2010/11: 9.56 Arts and Recreation Services, 2010/11: 9.96 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2010/11: 11.90 Education and Training, 2010/11: 9.47 Public Administration and Safety, 2010/11: 27.29 Administrative and Support Services, 2010/11: 14.92 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2010/11: 12.73 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2010/11: 11.30 Financial and Insurance Services, 2010/11: 29.77 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2010/11: 15.88 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2010/11: 11.81 Accommodation and Food Services, 2010/11: 7.08 Retail Trade, 2010/11: 8.54 Wholesale Trade, 2010/11: 7.88 Construction, 2010/11: 11.61 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2010/11: 20.05 Manufacturing, 2010/11: 2.79 Mining, 2010/11: 13.81 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2010/11: 2.58 Other Services, 2015/16: 8.74 Arts and Recreation Services, 2015/16: 9.29 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2015/16: 13.34 Education and Training, 2015/16: 9.17 Public Administration and Safety, 2015/16: 26.82 Administrative and Support Services, 2015/16: 14.16 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2015/16: 12.56 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2015/16: 10.96 Financial and Insurance Services, 2015/16: 28.95 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2015/16: 15.03 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2015/16: 15.49 Accommodation and Food Services, 2015/16: 6.96 Retail Trade, 2015/16: 8.42 Wholesale Trade, 2015/16: 6.31 Construction, 2015/16: 7.70 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2015/16: 16.41 Manufacturing, 2015/16: 2.51 Mining, 2015/16: 11.46 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2015/16: 1.77
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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