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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for City of Darwin in 2018/19 was 1.15, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest ratio (1.56), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.40).

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 City of Darwin 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 Darwin2018/192013/14
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3903461.133223201.01
Mining3919750.405641,0950.52
Manufacturing1,8981,5851.201,9931,6911.18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2818211.561,3229651.37
Construction4,4394,8120.924,1893,9351.06
Wholesale Trade1,4521,0421.391,3541,1331.20
Retail Trade4,8713,9571.234,6933,9461.19
Accommodation and Food Services3,5963,5951.003,8813,8451.01
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,7622,5591.082,8932,5611.13
Information Media and Telecommunications1,2568521.481,0887901.38
Financial and Insurance Services1,2228451.451,1338511.33
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2609901.271,2149871.23
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,7533,3221.134,1863,4991.20
Administrative and Support Services2,2721,7571.291,8691,6431.14
Public Administration and Safety12,46210,2191.2210,86510,0851.08
Education and Training4,7004,4751.055,1204,7061.09
Health Care and Social Assistance7,8986,6901.186,7275,7261.17
Arts and Recreation Services1,9131,5871.211,6871,4221.19
Other Services2,9452,2221.332,4261,9891.22

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2018/19
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 Other Services, Employed residents: 2,222 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 1,587 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 6,690 Education and Training, Employed residents: 4,475 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 10,219 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 1,757 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 3,322 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 990 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 845 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 852 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 2,559 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 3,595 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 3,957 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 1,042 Construction, Employed residents: 4,812 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 821 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 1,585 Mining, Employed residents: 975 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 346 Other Services, Local jobs: 2,945 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 1,913 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 7,898 Education and Training, Local jobs: 4,700 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 12,462 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 2,272 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 3,753 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 1,260 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,222 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 1,256 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 2,762 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 3,596 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 4,871 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 1,452 Construction, Local jobs: 4,439 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 1,281 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,898 Mining, Local jobs: 391 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 390
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and 2013/14
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and  2013/14 Other Services, 2013/14: 1.22 Arts and Recreation Services, 2013/14: 1.19 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2013/14: 1.17 Education and Training, 2013/14: 1.09 Public Administration and Safety, 2013/14: 1.08 Administrative and Support Services, 2013/14: 1.14 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2013/14: 1.20 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2013/14: 1.23 Financial and Insurance Services, 2013/14: 1.33 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2013/14: 1.38 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2013/14: 1.13 Accommodation and Food Services, 2013/14: 1.01 Retail Trade, 2013/14: 1.19 Wholesale Trade, 2013/14: 1.20 Construction, 2013/14: 1.06 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2013/14: 1.37 Manufacturing, 2013/14: 1.18 Mining, 2013/14: 0.52 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2013/14: 1.01 Other Services, 2018/19: 1.33 Arts and Recreation Services, 2018/19: 1.21 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2018/19: 1.18 Education and Training, 2018/19: 1.05 Public Administration and Safety, 2018/19: 1.22 Administrative and Support Services, 2018/19: 1.29 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2018/19: 1.13 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2018/19: 1.27 Financial and Insurance Services, 2018/19: 1.45 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2018/19: 1.48 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2018/19: 1.08 Accommodation and Food Services, 2018/19: 1.00 Retail Trade, 2018/19: 1.23 Wholesale Trade, 2018/19: 1.39 Construction, 2018/19: 0.92 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2018/19: 1.56 Manufacturing, 2018/19: 1.20 Mining, 2018/19: 0.40 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2018/19: 1.13
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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