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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for City of South Perth in 2018/19 was 0.70, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Arts and Recreation Services had the highest ratio (1.51), while the lowest ratio was found in Wholesale Trade (0.08).

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 City of South Perth 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
City of South Perth2018/192013/14
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1201041.151321510.87
Mining3621,4680.254761,5350.31
Manufacturing999850.101461,1810.12
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services303590.08253450.07
Construction1,0491,5900.667681,2470.62
Wholesale Trade516010.08987240.13
Retail Trade1,1071,9720.561,0292,0250.51
Accommodation and Food Services1,5241,6840.911,4731,7510.84
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1307820.171899180.21
Information Media and Telecommunications1023510.29913710.25
Financial and Insurance Services7561,0000.766121,0190.60
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5886480.916306670.94
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,2963,0760.751,9003,3970.56
Administrative and Support Services5646990.814777760.61
Public Administration and Safety1,4991,4681.021,3311,4960.89
Education and Training2,0962,6390.791,8742,6990.69
Health Care and Social Assistance2,9622,9381.012,0833,0460.68
Arts and Recreation Services8285471.518565291.62
Other Services5247720.685457860.69

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2018/19
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 Other Services, Employed residents: 772 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 547 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 2,938 Education and Training, Employed residents: 2,639 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 1,468 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 699 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 3,076 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 648 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 1,000 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 351 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 782 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,684 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,972 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 601 Construction, Employed residents: 1,590 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 359 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 985 Mining, Employed residents: 1,468 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 104 Other Services, Local jobs: 524 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 828 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 2,962 Education and Training, Local jobs: 2,096 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 1,499 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 564 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 2,296 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 588 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 756 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 102 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 130 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 1,524 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 1,107 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 51 Construction, Local jobs: 1,049 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 30 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 99 Mining, Local jobs: 362 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 120
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and 2013/14
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and  2013/14 Other Services, 2013/14: 0.69 Arts and Recreation Services, 2013/14: 1.62 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2013/14: 0.68 Education and Training, 2013/14: 0.69 Public Administration and Safety, 2013/14: 0.89 Administrative and Support Services, 2013/14: 0.61 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2013/14: 0.56 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2013/14: 0.94 Financial and Insurance Services, 2013/14: 0.60 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2013/14: 0.25 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2013/14: 0.21 Accommodation and Food Services, 2013/14: 0.84 Retail Trade, 2013/14: 0.51 Wholesale Trade, 2013/14: 0.13 Construction, 2013/14: 0.62 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2013/14: 0.07 Manufacturing, 2013/14: 0.12 Mining, 2013/14: 0.31 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2013/14: 0.87 Other Services, 2018/19: 0.68 Arts and Recreation Services, 2018/19: 1.51 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2018/19: 1.01 Education and Training, 2018/19: 0.79 Public Administration and Safety, 2018/19: 1.02 Administrative and Support Services, 2018/19: 0.81 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2018/19: 0.75 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2018/19: 0.91 Financial and Insurance Services, 2018/19: 0.76 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2018/19: 0.29 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2018/19: 0.17 Accommodation and Food Services, 2018/19: 0.91 Retail Trade, 2018/19: 0.56 Wholesale Trade, 2018/19: 0.08 Construction, 2018/19: 0.66 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2018/19: 0.08 Manufacturing, 2018/19: 0.10 Mining, 2018/19: 0.25 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2018/19: 1.15
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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