City of Fremantle

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Fremantle in 2021/22 was 1.71, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Transport, Postal and Warehousing had the highest ratio (4.78), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.24).

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 Fremantle 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
City of Fremantle2021/222016/17
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3221621.995941683.53
Mining3281,3460.243488360.42
Manufacturing2,3579242.552,3398612.72
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services852070.411181920.61
Construction1,8771,2641.482,0461,1681.75
Wholesale Trade8263792.189643542.72
Retail Trade2,7161,1872.292,5491,1992.13
Accommodation and Food Services3,1721,3952.273,0481,2992.35
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,7757904.783,5717005.10
Information Media and Telecommunications3884050.963072871.07
Financial and Insurance Services3113560.873523051.15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4882282.155162552.02
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,1342,0801.031,7621,7341.02
Administrative and Support Services6724491.505914021.47
Public Administration and Safety1,9981,2961.541,7981,0491.71
Education and Training2,7262,3681.152,9142,0591.41
Health Care and Social Assistance5,9402,8602.083,8062,2091.72
Arts and Recreation Services9086201.469995461.83
Other Services1,2095702.121,1974872.46
Total industries32,23218,8851.7129,82016,1111.85

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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