Griffith City

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Griffith City in 2019/20 was 1.02, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Information Media and Telecommunications had the highest ratio (1.31), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.55).

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 Griffith City 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
Griffith City2019/202014/15
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,7041,5051.131,6821,7760.95
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3423570.962382181.09
Wholesale Trade4045050.804624631.00
Retail Trade1,5801,6670.951,6751,6391.02
Accommodation and Food Services6115261.166646800.98
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3863701.044854391.10
Information Media and Telecommunications69531.311091120.97
Financial and Insurance Services2562511.022042070.99
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1211320.921411470.96
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4664441.054724601.03
Administrative and Support Services3363201.053463461.00
Public Administration and Safety6467280.895655551.02
Education and Training9059920.918918651.03
Health Care and Social Assistance1,9141,8721.021,4581,2711.15
Arts and Recreation Services951040.9181880.92
Other Services6065901.035565511.01
Total industries14,19813,9351.0213,33413,0351.02

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in 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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