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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Joondalup in 2016/17 was 0.61, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Retail Trade had the highest ratio (1.11), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.03).

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 Joondalup 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 Joondalup2016/172011/12
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing903510.261036050.17
Mining1264,6290.031346,0270.02
Manufacturing8924,8660.181,1327,0260.16
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1281,3280.101501,4250.11
Construction3,60011,7960.313,53411,8290.30
Wholesale Trade4212,7790.155213,0100.17
Retail Trade9,8208,8201.119,55710,1540.94
Accommodation and Food Services5,9235,4211.095,2125,0461.03
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3543,3890.409883,8250.26
Information Media and Telecommunications5211,2820.415251,3940.38
Financial and Insurance Services1,0552,8220.379412,9140.32
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9541,2740.751,0251,7890.57
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,4277,6180.321,9777,3800.27
Administrative and Support Services1,8332,6520.692,0103,5970.56
Public Administration and Safety2,5085,1260.492,3275,5570.42
Education and Training8,2748,1371.026,9447,4400.93
Health Care and Social Assistance10,37410,9860.947,88510,1210.78
Arts and Recreation Services1,1411,7240.661,1171,8790.59
Other Services2,7513,9950.692,3454,4020.53

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2016/17
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 Other Services, Employed residents: 3,995 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 1,724 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 10,986 Education and Training, Employed residents: 8,137 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 5,126 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 2,652 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 7,618 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 1,274 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 2,822 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 1,282 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 3,389 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 5,421 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 8,820 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 2,779 Construction, Employed residents: 11,796 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 1,328 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 4,866 Mining, Employed residents: 4,629 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 351 Other Services, Local jobs: 2,751 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 1,141 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 10,374 Education and Training, Local jobs: 8,274 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 2,508 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 1,833 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 2,427 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 954 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,055 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 521 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 1,354 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 5,923 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 9,820 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 421 Construction, Local jobs: 3,600 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 128 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 892 Mining, Local jobs: 126 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 90
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 and 2011/12
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 and  2011/12 Other Services, 2011/12: 0.53 Arts and Recreation Services, 2011/12: 0.59 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2011/12: 0.78 Education and Training, 2011/12: 0.93 Public Administration and Safety, 2011/12: 0.42 Administrative and Support Services, 2011/12: 0.56 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2011/12: 0.27 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2011/12: 0.57 Financial and Insurance Services, 2011/12: 0.32 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2011/12: 0.38 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2011/12: 0.26 Accommodation and Food Services, 2011/12: 1.03 Retail Trade, 2011/12: 0.94 Wholesale Trade, 2011/12: 0.17 Construction, 2011/12: 0.30 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2011/12: 0.11 Manufacturing, 2011/12: 0.16 Mining, 2011/12: 0.02 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2011/12: 0.17 Other Services, 2016/17: 0.69 Arts and Recreation Services, 2016/17: 0.66 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2016/17: 0.94 Education and Training, 2016/17: 1.02 Public Administration and Safety, 2016/17: 0.49 Administrative and Support Services, 2016/17: 0.69 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2016/17: 0.32 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2016/17: 0.75 Financial and Insurance Services, 2016/17: 0.37 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2016/17: 0.41 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2016/17: 0.40 Accommodation and Food Services, 2016/17: 1.09 Retail Trade, 2016/17: 1.11 Wholesale Trade, 2016/17: 0.15 Construction, 2016/17: 0.31 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2016/17: 0.10 Manufacturing, 2016/17: 0.18 Mining, 2016/17: 0.03 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2016/17: 0.26
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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