Griffith City

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Griffith City in 2021/22 was 1.05, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services had the highest ratio (1.23), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.53).

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 City2021/222016/17
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,6711,7450.961,6911,8420.92
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4704111.142041871.09
Wholesale Trade5895881.004094130.99
Retail Trade1,5661,4961.051,5651,4801.06
Accommodation and Food Services8438760.967818100.96
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4774181.145184641.12
Information Media and Telecommunications99961.0495931.02
Financial and Insurance Services1671481.131941861.04
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1852020.911361390.98
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5494461.235245121.02
Administrative and Support Services4324181.033553431.04
Public Administration and Safety8448980.945555441.02
Education and Training9849821.008848691.02
Health Care and Social Assistance1,8031,6471.101,5631,3411.17
Arts and Recreation Services1001040.961431500.96
Other Services5895351.105355321.00
Total industries15,87415,0951.0513,67713,2691.03

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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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