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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island in 2017/18 was 0.66, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (1.05), while the lowest ratio was found in Information Media and Telecommunications (0.36).

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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island 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
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,9093,7311.053,7973,7101.02
Mining5211,0200.515631,1290.50
Manufacturing3,0464,2260.723,0754,7800.64
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3518440.424278530.50
Construction3,2724,8080.682,7744,1570.67
Wholesale Trade7111,4390.499501,8840.50
Retail Trade5,1886,5190.805,0166,1580.81
Accommodation and Food Services4,1504,4140.943,7343,9190.95
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2212,2830.531,2422,2130.56
Information Media and Telecommunications2577250.364281,0310.41
Financial and Insurance Services5021,2920.394941,4220.35
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6238960.696911,0520.66
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8384,1050.451,7163,8260.45
Administrative and Support Services1,5832,1660.731,4702,0070.73
Public Administration and Safety1,6464,2020.391,7704,0180.44
Education and Training4,1546,2200.673,3605,4150.62
Health Care and Social Assistance5,6829,5950.594,6708,0050.58
Arts and Recreation Services8601,2340.708121,1200.72
Other Services1,6972,5610.661,5932,4050.66

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: 2,561 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 1,234 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 9,595 Education and Training, Employed residents: 6,220 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 4,202 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 2,166 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 4,105 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 896 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 1,292 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 725 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 2,283 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 4,414 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 6,519 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 1,439 Construction, Employed residents: 4,808 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 844 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 4,226 Mining, Employed residents: 1,020 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 3,731 Other Services, Local jobs: 1,697 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 860 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 5,682 Education and Training, Local jobs: 4,154 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 1,646 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 1,583 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 1,838 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 623 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 502 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 257 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 1,221 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 4,150 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 5,188 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 711 Construction, Local jobs: 3,272 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 351 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 3,046 Mining, Local jobs: 521 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 3,909
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: 0.66 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.72 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.58 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.62 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.44 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.73 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.45 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.66 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.35 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.41 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.56 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.95 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.81 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.50 Construction, 2012/13: 0.67 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.50 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.64 Mining, 2012/13: 0.50 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.02 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.66 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.70 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.59 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.67 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.39 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.73 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.45 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.69 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.39 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.36 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.53 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.94 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.80 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.49 Construction, 2017/18: 0.68 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.42 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.72 Mining, 2017/18: 0.51 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 1.05
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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