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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Adelaide in 2017/18 was 13.21, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Financial and Insurance Services had the highest ratio (28.05), while the lowest ratio was found in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2.13).

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 Adelaide2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing160752.13163692.35
Mining1,56313711.432,16915414.06
Manufacturing1,2874712.731,4274753.01
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,3838926.703,09212624.50
Construction6,56036617.918,66879410.92
Wholesale Trade1,5372456.261,9912288.72
Retail Trade7,1808628.337,0607898.94
Accommodation and Food Services10,1591,4417.058,9661,1657.70
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,4002559.412,72620613.21
Information Media and Telecommunications5,29122823.246,27932519.35
Financial and Insurance Services11,08239528.0511,49336231.76
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,19214714.962,31119112.13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services17,7071,34013.2217,7741,23514.39
Administrative and Support Services5,04424620.504,82429016.65
Public Administration and Safety24,73489827.5423,56777430.46
Education and Training11,4881,06310.8111,2181,03910.79
Health Care and Social Assistance21,7421,65913.1119,2631,43113.46
Arts and Recreation Services3,64229812.223,61828212.83
Other Services2,9353179.262,86628210.17

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2017/18
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 Other Services, Employed residents: 317 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 298 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,659 Education and Training, Employed residents: 1,063 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 898 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 246 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 1,340 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 147 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 395 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 228 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 255 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,441 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 862 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 245 Construction, Employed residents: 366 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 89 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 471 Mining, Employed residents: 137 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 75 Other Services, Local jobs: 2,935 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 3,642 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 21,742 Education and Training, Local jobs: 11,488 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 24,734 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 5,044 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 17,707 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 2,192 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 11,082 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 5,291 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 2,400 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 10,159 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 7,180 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 1,537 Construction, Local jobs: 6,560 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 2,383 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,287 Mining, Local jobs: 1,563 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 160
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and 2012/13
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and  2012/13 Other Services, 2012/13: 10.17 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 12.83 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 13.46 Education and Training, 2012/13: 10.79 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 30.46 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 16.65 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 14.39 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 12.13 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 31.76 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 19.35 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 13.21 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 7.70 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 8.94 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 8.72 Construction, 2012/13: 10.92 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 24.50 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 3.01 Mining, 2012/13: 14.06 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 2.35 Other Services, 2017/18: 9.26 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 12.22 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 13.11 Education and Training, 2017/18: 10.81 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 27.54 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 20.50 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 13.22 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 14.96 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 28.05 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 23.24 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 9.41 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 7.05 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 8.33 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 6.26 Construction, 2017/18: 17.91 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 26.70 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 2.73 Mining, 2017/18: 11.43 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 2.13
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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