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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Monash in 2017/18 was 1.39, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Construction had the highest ratio (2.50), while the lowest ratio was found in Financial and Insurance Services (0.65).

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 Monash 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
City of Monash2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2722101.301602630.61
Mining79970.811601950.82
Manufacturing14,1827,5401.8815,3938,0621.91
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9111,0170.901,0319761.06
Construction14,6465,8672.5010,7834,9152.19
Wholesale Trade8,0654,3831.849,7944,8952.00
Retail Trade13,73611,3721.2112,0539,8851.22
Accommodation and Food Services5,7157,1780.804,7066,4130.73
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,6353,6951.534,9863,3021.51
Information Media and Telecommunications2,3362,5250.932,3372,3890.98
Financial and Insurance Services3,4335,3130.653,0974,9850.62
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,2601,9801.141,6721,3441.24
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services11,80811,2301.059,1909,9280.93
Administrative and Support Services5,4643,6361.504,3323,4051.27
Public Administration and Safety3,9183,9970.983,4473,7730.91
Education and Training17,8169,8251.8114,2758,6661.65
Health Care and Social Assistance19,45412,4821.5615,05010,2981.46
Arts and Recreation Services1,2281,4960.821,1761,4510.81
Other Services4,3503,5271.233,7393,1591.18

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2017/18
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 Other Services, Employed residents: 3,527 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 1,496 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 12,482 Education and Training, Employed residents: 9,825 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 3,997 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 3,636 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 11,230 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 1,980 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 5,313 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 2,525 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 3,695 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 7,178 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 11,372 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 4,383 Construction, Employed residents: 5,867 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 1,017 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 7,540 Mining, Employed residents: 97 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 210 Other Services, Local jobs: 4,350 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 1,228 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 19,454 Education and Training, Local jobs: 17,816 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 3,918 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 5,464 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 11,808 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 2,260 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 3,433 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 2,336 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 5,635 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 5,715 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 13,736 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 8,065 Construction, Local jobs: 14,646 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 911 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 14,182 Mining, Local jobs: 79 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 272
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and 2012/13
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and  2012/13 Other Services, 2012/13: 1.18 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.81 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 1.46 Education and Training, 2012/13: 1.65 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.91 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 1.27 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.93 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 1.24 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.62 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.98 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 1.51 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.73 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 1.22 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 2.00 Construction, 2012/13: 2.19 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 1.06 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 1.91 Mining, 2012/13: 0.82 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 0.61 Other Services, 2017/18: 1.23 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.82 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 1.56 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.81 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.98 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 1.50 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 1.05 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 1.14 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.65 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.93 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 1.53 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.80 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 1.21 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.84 Construction, 2017/18: 2.50 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.90 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 1.88 Mining, 2017/18: 0.81 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 1.30
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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