Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River in 2021/22 was 0.82, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Arts and Recreation Services had the highest ratio (1.06), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.08).

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 Shire of Augusta-Margaret River 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 Employment 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment capacity by industry
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River2021/222016/17
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8208161.001,0561,0521.00
Mining657740.08203430.06
Manufacturing7467950.947528420.89
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services27750.3642610.69
Construction7588170.937638640.88
Wholesale Trade1661760.951411530.92
Retail Trade8428850.958388720.96
Accommodation and Food Services9861,0800.918939260.97
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2262420.931471600.92
Information Media and Telecommunications36420.8748570.85
Financial and Insurance Services751080.6968790.85
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1341780.751331430.93
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4175560.752572990.86
Administrative and Support Services3804280.893213270.98
Public Administration and Safety2493550.701802250.80
Education and Training7008600.815606400.87
Health Care and Social Assistance7018090.874885990.81
Arts and Recreation Services1561471.061451530.95
Other Services3033400.892242181.03
Total industries7,7879,4830.827,0788,0130.88

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more.

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