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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Inner West Council area in 2018/19 was 0.62, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Construction had the highest ratio (1.22), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.07).

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 Inner West Council area 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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Employment capacity by industry
Inner West Council area2018/192007/08
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1692150.791451790.81
Mining91320.0731180.03
Manufacturing5,7315,0831.136,9845,7901.21
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1186410.181016100.17
Construction7,6256,2351.225,8625,1911.13
Wholesale Trade2,8763,6480.793,8314,3800.87
Retail Trade8,7159,0560.967,8527,9720.98
Accommodation and Food Services6,6998,4620.794,9686,7160.74
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,2834,6440.713,1224,3790.71
Information Media and Telecommunications1,4447,4260.191,3935,8640.24
Financial and Insurance Services1,3949,2140.151,1327,8970.14
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1842,2810.521,6841,7110.98
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,96317,2590.355,35713,0880.41
Administrative and Support Services2,2705,0310.452,1673,9360.55
Public Administration and Safety4,8946,1990.793,8176,3570.60
Education and Training7,03213,3300.534,9739,8370.51
Health Care and Social Assistance10,13714,6400.697,70210,4710.74
Arts and Recreation Services1,5943,6530.441,5913,0560.52
Other Services4,0413,9441.023,4933,3771.03

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: 3,944 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 3,653 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 14,640 Education and Training, Employed residents: 13,330 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 6,199 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 5,031 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 17,259 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 2,281 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 9,214 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 7,426 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 4,644 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 8,462 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 9,056 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 3,648 Construction, Employed residents: 6,235 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 641 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 5,083 Mining, Employed residents: 132 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 215 Other Services, Local jobs: 4,041 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 1,594 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 10,137 Education and Training, Local jobs: 7,032 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 4,894 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 2,270 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 5,963 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 1,184 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,394 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 1,444 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 3,283 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 6,699 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 8,715 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 2,876 Construction, Local jobs: 7,625 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 118 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 5,731 Mining, Local jobs: 9 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 169
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 2007/08
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and  2007/08 Other Services, 2007/08: 1.03 Arts and Recreation Services, 2007/08: 0.52 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2007/08: 0.74 Education and Training, 2007/08: 0.51 Public Administration and Safety, 2007/08: 0.60 Administrative and Support Services, 2007/08: 0.55 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2007/08: 0.41 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2007/08: 0.98 Financial and Insurance Services, 2007/08: 0.14 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2007/08: 0.24 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2007/08: 0.71 Accommodation and Food Services, 2007/08: 0.74 Retail Trade, 2007/08: 0.98 Wholesale Trade, 2007/08: 0.87 Construction, 2007/08: 1.13 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2007/08: 0.17 Manufacturing, 2007/08: 1.21 Mining, 2007/08: 0.03 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2007/08: 0.81 Other Services, 2018/19: 1.02 Arts and Recreation Services, 2018/19: 0.44 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2018/19: 0.69 Education and Training, 2018/19: 0.53 Public Administration and Safety, 2018/19: 0.79 Administrative and Support Services, 2018/19: 0.45 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2018/19: 0.35 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2018/19: 0.52 Financial and Insurance Services, 2018/19: 0.15 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2018/19: 0.19 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2018/19: 0.71 Accommodation and Food Services, 2018/19: 0.79 Retail Trade, 2018/19: 0.96 Wholesale Trade, 2018/19: 0.79 Construction, 2018/19: 1.22 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2018/19: 0.18 Manufacturing, 2018/19: 1.13 Mining, 2018/19: 0.07 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2018/19: 0.79
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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