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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for West Coast Council area in 2015/16 was 1.22, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (1.56), while the lowest ratio was found in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.77).

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 West Coast Council area 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
West Coast Council area2015/162010/11
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing94751.2685851.01
Mining8555501.561,1646081.91
Manufacturing97971.001241260.98
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services55361.5450401.24
Construction1811321.371711301.32
Wholesale Trade25241.0440281.45
Retail Trade1351410.961631601.02
Accommodation and Food Services2962851.043273271.00
Transport, Postal and Warehousing95801.19109941.15
Information Media and Telecommunications15160.9519191.01
Financial and Insurance Services1291.3712101.20
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services18190.9520220.91
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services30390.7740450.89
Administrative and Support Services90811.10105881.18
Public Administration and Safety106981.081151131.02
Education and Training1381301.061631481.10
Health Care and Social Assistance81741.1086880.98
Arts and Recreation Services33400.8344460.95
Other Services67581.1573661.11

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: 58 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 40 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 74 Education and Training, Employed residents: 130 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 98 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 81 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 39 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 19 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 9 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 16 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 80 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 285 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 141 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 24 Construction, Employed residents: 132 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 36 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 97 Mining, Employed residents: 550 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 75 Other Services, Local jobs: 67 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 33 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 81 Education and Training, Local jobs: 138 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 106 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 90 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 30 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 18 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 12 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 15 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 95 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 296 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 135 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 25 Construction, Local jobs: 181 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 55 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 97 Mining, Local jobs: 855 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 94
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: 1.11 Arts and Recreation Services, 2010/11: 0.95 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2010/11: 0.98 Education and Training, 2010/11: 1.10 Public Administration and Safety, 2010/11: 1.02 Administrative and Support Services, 2010/11: 1.18 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2010/11: 0.89 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2010/11: 0.91 Financial and Insurance Services, 2010/11: 1.20 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2010/11: 1.01 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2010/11: 1.15 Accommodation and Food Services, 2010/11: 1.00 Retail Trade, 2010/11: 1.02 Wholesale Trade, 2010/11: 1.45 Construction, 2010/11: 1.32 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2010/11: 1.24 Manufacturing, 2010/11: 0.98 Mining, 2010/11: 1.91 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2010/11: 1.01 Other Services, 2015/16: 1.15 Arts and Recreation Services, 2015/16: 0.83 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2015/16: 1.10 Education and Training, 2015/16: 1.06 Public Administration and Safety, 2015/16: 1.08 Administrative and Support Services, 2015/16: 1.10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2015/16: 0.77 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2015/16: 0.95 Financial and Insurance Services, 2015/16: 1.37 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2015/16: 0.95 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2015/16: 1.19 Accommodation and Food Services, 2015/16: 1.04 Retail Trade, 2015/16: 0.96 Wholesale Trade, 2015/16: 1.04 Construction, 2015/16: 1.37 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2015/16: 1.54 Manufacturing, 2015/16: 1.00 Mining, 2015/16: 1.56 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2015/16: 1.26
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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