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City of Gosnells

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Gosnells in 2018/19 was 0.47, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Education and Training had the highest ratio (0.72), while the lowest ratio was found in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (0.15).

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 Gosnells 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment capacity by industry
City of Gosnells2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1502660.561833700.49
Mining5873,0680.194553,3880.13
Manufacturing2,1185,1410.412,0915,5020.38
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1651,1360.151531,0550.15
Construction3,3515,1230.653,5105,7930.61
Wholesale Trade7482,7680.276132,6890.23
Retail Trade3,7586,9660.543,8576,5620.59
Accommodation and Food Services1,5713,7330.421,6223,5470.46
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3964,2020.331,3934,4320.31
Information Media and Telecommunications875140.171177200.16
Financial and Insurance Services2481,4930.172571,4410.18
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3589970.365301,1440.46
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1563,3710.341,3874,0280.34
Administrative and Support Services7561,6530.461,0132,0530.49
Public Administration and Safety1,9994,0450.491,9803,5380.56
Education and Training3,5494,9590.723,3634,1180.82
Health Care and Social Assistance3,9916,9290.582,7106,3050.43
Arts and Recreation Services4059230.442709310.29
Other Services1,8142,9240.621,6722,7650.60
Total industries28,20760,2100.4727,17760,3810.45

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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