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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Rockingham in 2015/16 was 0.53, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Education and Training had the highest ratio (0.94), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.04).

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.

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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 Rockingham2015/162010/11
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3954510.883413800.90
Mining1163,1000.041162,5990.04
Manufacturing1,7486,8480.261,5326,3410.24
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services718160.09416900.06
Construction3,2367,9310.412,7646,5940.42
Wholesale Trade4991,8510.275131,6100.32
Retail Trade6,0806,9500.875,0765,8280.87
Accommodation and Food Services3,0453,4410.882,4952,7920.89
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7732,7880.288732,3890.37
Information Media and Telecommunications1974630.421943960.49
Financial and Insurance Services3701,1400.323829780.39
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5701,1420.506269780.64
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8212,9640.288662,4820.35
Administrative and Support Services8762,0700.429551,7320.55
Public Administration and Safety3,7546,0380.623,7275,3040.70
Education and Training4,2964,5830.943,6013,7480.96
Health Care and Social Assistance4,1006,2500.663,9455,1550.77
Arts and Recreation Services5317470.714836070.80
Other Services1,5332,3160.661,2941,9570.66

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 2015/16
Employment capacity by industry 2015/16 Other Services, Employed residents: 2,316 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 747 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 6,250 Education and Training, Employed residents: 4,583 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 6,038 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 2,070 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 2,964 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 1,142 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 1,140 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 463 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 2,788 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 3,441 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 6,950 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 1,851 Construction, Employed residents: 7,931 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 816 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 6,848 Mining, Employed residents: 3,100 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 451 Other Services, Local jobs: 1,533 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 531 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 4,100 Education and Training, Local jobs: 4,296 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 3,754 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 876 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 821 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 570 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 370 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 197 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 773 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 3,045 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 6,080 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 499 Construction, Local jobs: 3,236 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 71 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,748 Mining, Local jobs: 116 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 395
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: 0.66 Arts and Recreation Services, 2010/11: 0.80 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2010/11: 0.77 Education and Training, 2010/11: 0.96 Public Administration and Safety, 2010/11: 0.70 Administrative and Support Services, 2010/11: 0.55 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2010/11: 0.35 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2010/11: 0.64 Financial and Insurance Services, 2010/11: 0.39 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2010/11: 0.49 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2010/11: 0.37 Accommodation and Food Services, 2010/11: 0.89 Retail Trade, 2010/11: 0.87 Wholesale Trade, 2010/11: 0.32 Construction, 2010/11: 0.42 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2010/11: 0.06 Manufacturing, 2010/11: 0.24 Mining, 2010/11: 0.04 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2010/11: 0.90 Other Services, 2015/16: 0.66 Arts and Recreation Services, 2015/16: 0.71 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2015/16: 0.66 Education and Training, 2015/16: 0.94 Public Administration and Safety, 2015/16: 0.62 Administrative and Support Services, 2015/16: 0.42 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2015/16: 0.28 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2015/16: 0.50 Financial and Insurance Services, 2015/16: 0.32 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2015/16: 0.42 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2015/16: 0.28 Accommodation and Food Services, 2015/16: 0.88 Retail Trade, 2015/16: 0.87 Wholesale Trade, 2015/16: 0.27 Construction, 2015/16: 0.41 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2015/16: 0.09 Manufacturing, 2015/16: 0.26 Mining, 2015/16: 0.04 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2015/16: 0.88
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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