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Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2017/18 was 0.92, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Transport, Postal and Warehousing had the highest ratio (1.50), while the lowest ratio was found in Financial and Insurance Services (0.46).

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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) 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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PLEASE NOTE: The WA state government definition of self-sufficiency is the same as the one which .id call employment capacity, and is presented on this page. Please use this topic for data relating to the state government's self-sufficiency targets.

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Employment capacity by industry
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,0712,1800.951,8942,1090.90
Mining8,38914,9440.567,91715,6000.51
Manufacturing16,77715,5371.0823,09720,8111.11
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,4963,5320.712,9953,8360.78
Construction30,24826,0651.1624,85525,1240.99
Wholesale Trade11,5208,6531.3314,57710,6301.37
Retail Trade25,17826,8190.9423,86125,3130.94
Accommodation and Food Services15,27919,8890.7712,07215,5820.77
Transport, Postal and Warehousing24,77316,4861.5024,73316,8441.47
Information Media and Telecommunications2,0393,0480.671,8913,2040.59
Financial and Insurance Services3,2346,9780.463,2276,7670.48
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4,3104,8830.884,6884,7910.98
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services11,93618,2080.6612,07820,2910.60
Administrative and Support Services8,0778,6200.947,9908,6710.92
Public Administration and Safety12,36716,3530.7611,35415,5340.73
Education and Training28,06726,1001.0820,88119,8731.05
Health Care and Social Assistance23,30433,5860.6917,69126,5050.67
Arts and Recreation Services7,2995,9271.236,4314,6951.37
Other Services11,28011,8770.9511,04111,0421.00

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2017/18
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 Other Services, Employed residents: 11,877 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 5,927 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 33,586 Education and Training, Employed residents: 26,100 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 16,353 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 8,620 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 18,208 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 4,883 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 6,978 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 3,048 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 16,486 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 19,889 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 26,819 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 8,653 Construction, Employed residents: 26,065 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 3,532 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 15,537 Mining, Employed residents: 14,944 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 2,180 Other Services, Local jobs: 11,280 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 7,299 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 23,304 Education and Training, Local jobs: 28,067 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 12,367 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 8,077 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 11,936 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 4,310 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 3,234 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 2,039 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 24,773 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 15,279 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 25,178 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 11,520 Construction, Local jobs: 30,248 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 2,496 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 16,777 Mining, Local jobs: 8,389 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 2,071
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and 2012/13
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and  2012/13 Other Services, 2012/13: 1.00 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 1.37 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.67 Education and Training, 2012/13: 1.05 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.73 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.92 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.60 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.98 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.48 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.59 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 1.47 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.77 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.94 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 1.37 Construction, 2012/13: 0.99 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.78 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 1.11 Mining, 2012/13: 0.51 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 0.90 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.95 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 1.23 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.69 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.08 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.76 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.94 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.66 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.88 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.46 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.67 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 1.50 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.77 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.94 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.33 Construction, 2017/18: 1.16 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.71 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 1.08 Mining, 2017/18: 0.56 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.95
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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