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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Albany in 2017/18 was 0.96, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest ratio (2.26), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.12).

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 Albany2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,6151,8200.891,3591,5790.86
Mining282380.12905430.17
Manufacturing7017510.938691,4960.58
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1541451.062702970.91
Construction1,8892,0400.931,1481,4160.81
Wholesale Trade4454341.024414710.94
Retail Trade2,4312,6250.932,1102,1370.99
Accommodation and Food Services1,3861,3281.041,0391,0460.99
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6747260.936047120.85
Information Media and Telecommunications2031881.081871880.99
Financial and Insurance Services2522511.002803120.90
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2411072.262582840.91
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7057990.886226740.92
Administrative and Support Services4353871.125365560.96
Public Administration and Safety1,1321,1301.001,0231,0990.93
Education and Training1,9342,0280.951,5071,5470.97
Health Care and Social Assistance2,8682,8611.002,1412,0791.03
Arts and Recreation Services3273310.992552501.02
Other Services7988150.987057230.98

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: 815 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 331 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 2,861 Education and Training, Employed residents: 2,028 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 1,130 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 387 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 799 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 107 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 251 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 188 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 726 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,328 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 2,625 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 434 Construction, Employed residents: 2,040 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 145 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 751 Mining, Employed residents: 238 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,820 Other Services, Local jobs: 798 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 327 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 2,868 Education and Training, Local jobs: 1,934 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 1,132 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 435 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 705 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 241 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 252 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 203 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 674 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 1,386 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 2,431 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 445 Construction, Local jobs: 1,889 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 154 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 701 Mining, Local jobs: 28 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,615
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: 0.98 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 1.02 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 1.03 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.97 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.93 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.96 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.92 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.91 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.90 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.99 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.85 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.99 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.94 Construction, 2012/13: 0.81 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.91 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.58 Mining, 2012/13: 0.17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 0.86 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.98 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.99 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 1.00 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.95 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 1.00 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 1.12 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.88 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 2.26 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 1.00 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 1.08 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.93 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 1.04 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.93 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.02 Construction, 2017/18: 0.93 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 1.06 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.93 Mining, 2017/18: 0.12 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.89
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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