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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Albany in 2016/17 was 0.96, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Information Media and Telecommunications had the highest ratio (1.10), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.14).

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 Albany2016/172011/12
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1831,3300.891,8882,2380.84
Mining503640.14724250.17
Manufacturing7371,1150.669911,9020.52
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1981871.062913120.93
Construction1,7351,9670.881,2021,4580.82
Wholesale Trade4324480.975225570.94
Retail Trade2,0211,8571.091,8551,7471.06
Accommodation and Food Services1,8411,8510.999139081.01
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6616990.956036870.88
Information Media and Telecommunications1661511.101891631.16
Financial and Insurance Services2422391.012762960.93
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2532311.102542551.00
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6386131.045705471.04
Administrative and Support Services4704541.035475800.94
Public Administration and Safety1,1591,1511.011,0119701.04
Education and Training1,6771,5451.091,3611,3850.98
Health Care and Social Assistance2,7732,6781.041,9441,8411.06
Arts and Recreation Services2592491.042011951.03
Other Services7987991.006466411.01

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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Employment capacity by industry 2016/17
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 Other Services, Employed residents: 799 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 249 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 2,678 Education and Training, Employed residents: 1,545 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 1,151 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 454 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 613 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 231 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 239 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 151 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 699 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,851 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,857 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 448 Construction, Employed residents: 1,967 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 187 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 1,115 Mining, Employed residents: 364 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,330 Other Services, Local jobs: 798 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 259 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 2,773 Education and Training, Local jobs: 1,677 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 1,159 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 470 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 638 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 253 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 242 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 166 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 661 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 1,841 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 2,021 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 432 Construction, Local jobs: 1,735 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 198 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 737 Mining, Local jobs: 50 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,183
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 2016/17 and 2011/12
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 and  2011/12 Other Services, 2011/12: 1.01 Arts and Recreation Services, 2011/12: 1.03 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2011/12: 1.06 Education and Training, 2011/12: 0.98 Public Administration and Safety, 2011/12: 1.04 Administrative and Support Services, 2011/12: 0.94 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2011/12: 1.04 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2011/12: 1.00 Financial and Insurance Services, 2011/12: 0.93 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2011/12: 1.16 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2011/12: 0.88 Accommodation and Food Services, 2011/12: 1.01 Retail Trade, 2011/12: 1.06 Wholesale Trade, 2011/12: 0.94 Construction, 2011/12: 0.82 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2011/12: 0.93 Manufacturing, 2011/12: 0.52 Mining, 2011/12: 0.17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2011/12: 0.84 Other Services, 2016/17: 1.00 Arts and Recreation Services, 2016/17: 1.04 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2016/17: 1.04 Education and Training, 2016/17: 1.09 Public Administration and Safety, 2016/17: 1.01 Administrative and Support Services, 2016/17: 1.03 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2016/17: 1.04 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2016/17: 1.10 Financial and Insurance Services, 2016/17: 1.01 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2016/17: 1.10 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2016/17: 0.95 Accommodation and Food Services, 2016/17: 0.99 Retail Trade, 2016/17: 1.09 Wholesale Trade, 2016/17: 0.97 Construction, 2016/17: 0.88 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2016/17: 1.06 Manufacturing, 2016/17: 0.66 Mining, 2016/17: 0.14 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2016/17: 0.89
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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