Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

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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 2018/19 was 0.97, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Transport, Postal and Warehousing had the highest ratio (1.57), while the lowest ratio was found in Financial and Insurance Services (0.51).

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 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
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,0552,1000.981,9682,0970.94
Mining8,00714,3760.568,15415,2260.54
Manufacturing20,92518,5671.1321,21419,0951.11
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,8994,2950.672,9393,9550.74
Construction27,26724,3531.1225,83425,1191.03
Wholesale Trade15,31810,3991.4713,9399,9421.40
Retail Trade28,32527,4361.0323,71325,2310.94
Accommodation and Food Services13,67416,9360.8112,49515,9930.78
Transport, Postal and Warehousing25,45016,2611.5725,23016,5331.53
Information Media and Telecommunications2,0332,5440.801,9493,2840.59
Financial and Insurance Services3,4246,7710.513,1626,6450.48
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4,6164,8410.954,8395,1850.93
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services14,15019,1940.7412,49920,9770.60
Administrative and Support Services8,0667,5441.077,8518,6230.91
Public Administration and Safety13,85717,2380.8011,34215,2720.74
Education and Training25,43724,0771.0621,80520,4631.07
Health Care and Social Assistance21,69929,6790.7318,37327,0170.68
Arts and Recreation Services6,7655,0491.346,5574,8231.36
Other Services11,24511,6730.9610,79210,8451.00
Total industries255,212263,3350.97234,654256,3250.92

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more.

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