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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Rockingham in 2014/15 was 0.54, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Education and Training had the highest ratio (0.95), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.03).

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 Rockingham 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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 Rockingham2014/152009/10
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7749530.812983650.82
Mining1153,2980.031252,6370.05
Manufacturing1,7757,0540.251,3936,0760.23
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services526190.08415700.07
Construction3,6868,5790.433,1236,5750.48
Wholesale Trade5962,1080.284621,3460.34
Retail Trade5,6116,5390.864,4835,0000.90
Accommodation and Food Services2,7343,1040.882,8133,2740.86
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9103,0430.308772,2820.38
Information Media and Telecommunications2474690.531623420.47
Financial and Insurance Services3511,0080.353508970.39
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5749510.607071,0720.66
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8903,0560.299662,6860.36
Administrative and Support Services1,0312,1200.491,0191,7430.58
Public Administration and Safety3,6605,4130.683,3734,4560.76
Education and Training4,1444,3580.953,4003,5230.97
Health Care and Social Assistance3,9915,7280.703,5794,5300.79
Arts and Recreation Services4325930.734855850.83
Other Services1,4612,2110.661,2981,9750.66

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: 2,211 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 593 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 5,728 Education and Training, Employed residents: 4,358 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 5,413 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 2,120 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 3,056 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 951 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 1,008 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 469 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 3,043 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 3,104 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 6,539 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 2,108 Construction, Employed residents: 8,579 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 619 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 7,054 Mining, Employed residents: 3,298 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 953 Other Services, Local jobs: 1,461 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 432 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 3,991 Education and Training, Local jobs: 4,144 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 3,660 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 1,031 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 890 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 574 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 351 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 247 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 910 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 2,734 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 5,611 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 596 Construction, Local jobs: 3,686 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 52 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,775 Mining, Local jobs: 115 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 774
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: 0.66 Arts and Recreation Services, 2009/10: 0.83 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2009/10: 0.79 Education and Training, 2009/10: 0.97 Public Administration and Safety, 2009/10: 0.76 Administrative and Support Services, 2009/10: 0.58 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2009/10: 0.36 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2009/10: 0.66 Financial and Insurance Services, 2009/10: 0.39 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2009/10: 0.47 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2009/10: 0.38 Accommodation and Food Services, 2009/10: 0.86 Retail Trade, 2009/10: 0.90 Wholesale Trade, 2009/10: 0.34 Construction, 2009/10: 0.48 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2009/10: 0.07 Manufacturing, 2009/10: 0.23 Mining, 2009/10: 0.05 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2009/10: 0.82 Other Services, 2014/15: 0.66 Arts and Recreation Services, 2014/15: 0.73 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2014/15: 0.70 Education and Training, 2014/15: 0.95 Public Administration and Safety, 2014/15: 0.68 Administrative and Support Services, 2014/15: 0.49 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2014/15: 0.29 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2014/15: 0.60 Financial and Insurance Services, 2014/15: 0.35 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2014/15: 0.53 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2014/15: 0.30 Accommodation and Food Services, 2014/15: 0.88 Retail Trade, 2014/15: 0.86 Wholesale Trade, 2014/15: 0.28 Construction, 2014/15: 0.43 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2014/15: 0.08 Manufacturing, 2014/15: 0.25 Mining, 2014/15: 0.03 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2014/15: 0.81
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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