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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Town of Port Hedland in 2017/18 was 1.43, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (2.36), while the lowest ratio was found in Arts and Recreation Services (0.85).

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 Town of Port Hedland 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
Town of Port Hedland2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing27300.9028350.80
Mining4,2811,8182.363,0482,2401.36
Manufacturing2912781.054273731.14
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services183971.8992881.05
Construction9856871.432,8522,0501.39
Wholesale Trade1982170.921821661.09
Retail Trade4765110.934544531.00
Accommodation and Food Services4823491.385353421.56
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0307631.358816051.46
Information Media and Telecommunications34350.9627290.92
Financial and Insurance Services44441.0043431.01
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1491640.912011871.08
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2342380.992572081.23
Administrative and Support Services2882411.193332781.20
Public Administration and Safety3933801.033573181.12
Education and Training4734820.984254231.00
Health Care and Social Assistance6846910.995555161.07
Arts and Recreation Services64750.8545510.88
Other Services3133150.992732531.08

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: 315 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 75 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 691 Education and Training, Employed residents: 482 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 380 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 241 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 238 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 164 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 44 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 35 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 763 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 349 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 511 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 217 Construction, Employed residents: 687 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 97 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 278 Mining, Employed residents: 1,818 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 30 Other Services, Local jobs: 313 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 64 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 684 Education and Training, Local jobs: 473 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 393 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 288 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 234 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 149 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 44 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 34 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 1,030 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 482 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 476 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 198 Construction, Local jobs: 985 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 183 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 291 Mining, Local jobs: 4,281 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 27
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: 1.08 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.88 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 1.07 Education and Training, 2012/13: 1.00 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 1.12 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 1.20 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 1.23 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 1.08 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 1.01 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.92 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 1.46 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 1.56 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 1.00 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 1.09 Construction, 2012/13: 1.39 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 1.05 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 1.14 Mining, 2012/13: 1.36 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 0.80 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.99 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.85 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.99 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.98 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 1.03 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 1.19 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.99 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.91 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 1.00 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.96 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 1.35 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 1.38 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.93 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.92 Construction, 2017/18: 1.43 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 1.89 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 1.05 Mining, 2017/18: 2.36 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.90
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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