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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Albany in 2015/16 was 0.88, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Health Care and Social Assistance had the highest ratio (1.03), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.20).

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 Albany 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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PLEASE NOTE: The WA state government definition of self-sufficiency is the same as the one which .id call employment capacity, and is presented on this page. Please use this topic for data relating to the state government's self-sufficiency targets.

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Employment capacity by industry
City of Albany2015/162010/11
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9811,1890.831,0031,1490.87
Mining452200.20442110.21
Manufacturing7281,0750.687701,1300.68
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2062370.872092330.90
Construction1,4621,6510.891,5321,7200.89
Wholesale Trade3734520.824234570.93
Retail Trade2,0672,1770.952,1142,1630.98
Accommodation and Food Services9431,0150.939529930.96
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4996840.735806830.85
Information Media and Telecommunications1531600.961671611.04
Financial and Insurance Services2603090.842883210.90
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2392900.822702910.93
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5786900.846166770.91
Administrative and Support Services4045150.784714990.94
Public Administration and Safety1,0251,1460.891,0531,1420.92
Education and Training1,3401,5400.871,4251,4820.96
Health Care and Social Assistance2,0932,0291.032,0091,9671.02
Arts and Recreation Services1631730.941631650.99
Other Services6686830.986586750.98

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: 683 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 173 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 2,029 Education and Training, Employed residents: 1,540 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 1,146 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 515 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 690 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 290 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 309 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 160 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 684 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,015 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 2,177 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 452 Construction, Employed residents: 1,651 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 237 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 1,075 Mining, Employed residents: 220 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,189 Other Services, Local jobs: 668 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 163 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 2,093 Education and Training, Local jobs: 1,340 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 1,025 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 404 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 578 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 239 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 260 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 153 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 499 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 943 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 2,067 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 373 Construction, Local jobs: 1,462 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 206 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 728 Mining, Local jobs: 45 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 981
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: 0.98 Arts and Recreation Services, 2010/11: 0.99 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2010/11: 1.02 Education and Training, 2010/11: 0.96 Public Administration and Safety, 2010/11: 0.92 Administrative and Support Services, 2010/11: 0.94 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2010/11: 0.91 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2010/11: 0.93 Financial and Insurance Services, 2010/11: 0.90 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2010/11: 1.04 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2010/11: 0.85 Accommodation and Food Services, 2010/11: 0.96 Retail Trade, 2010/11: 0.98 Wholesale Trade, 2010/11: 0.93 Construction, 2010/11: 0.89 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2010/11: 0.90 Manufacturing, 2010/11: 0.68 Mining, 2010/11: 0.21 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2010/11: 0.87 Other Services, 2015/16: 0.98 Arts and Recreation Services, 2015/16: 0.94 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2015/16: 1.03 Education and Training, 2015/16: 0.87 Public Administration and Safety, 2015/16: 0.89 Administrative and Support Services, 2015/16: 0.78 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2015/16: 0.84 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2015/16: 0.82 Financial and Insurance Services, 2015/16: 0.84 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2015/16: 0.96 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2015/16: 0.73 Accommodation and Food Services, 2015/16: 0.93 Retail Trade, 2015/16: 0.95 Wholesale Trade, 2015/16: 0.82 Construction, 2015/16: 0.89 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2015/16: 0.87 Manufacturing, 2015/16: 0.68 Mining, 2015/16: 0.20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2015/16: 0.83
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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