Shire of Harvey

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Shire of Harvey in 2022/23 was 0.59, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Education and Training had the highest ratio (0.95), while the lowest ratio was found in Information Media and Telecommunications (0.20).

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 Shire of Harvey 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
Shire of Harvey2022/232017/18
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6828270.827588670.87
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1073180.341143050.37
Wholesale Trade1143300.35582250.26
Retail Trade7171,2450.587151,3690.52
Accommodation and Food Services5287850.674357180.61
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2056730.301904540.42
Information Media and Telecommunications18930.2011780.14
Financial and Insurance Services501830.27591670.35
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services421750.24391580.25
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2305120.451463730.39
Administrative and Support Services1953050.641703080.55
Public Administration and Safety3217610.422195960.37
Education and Training1,1591,2200.959891,1270.88
Health Care and Social Assistance7481,9660.385961,4190.42
Arts and Recreation Services1401880.741592240.71
Other Services3577540.472454670.53
Total industries9,64316,2450.597,81213,7980.57

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. 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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