RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region in 2018/19 was 0.97, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest ratio (1.75), while the lowest ratio was found in Construction (0.83).

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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region 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 Employment 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment capacity by industry
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,1494,4450.933,6013,5501.01
Mining1,0171,1210.911,1701,5590.75
Manufacturing2,6182,7560.952,3862,4560.97
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2011491.352532780.91
Construction1,9612,3640.832,5013,0790.81
Wholesale Trade6796681.027157600.94
Retail Trade2,7612,8140.982,5712,5621.00
Accommodation and Food Services1,7731,7631.011,5791,5221.04
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1741,2590.931,4631,5970.92
Information Media and Telecommunications1431201.192022360.86
Financial and Insurance Services3503211.093553890.91
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2411371.752512660.94
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6355561.145776280.92
Administrative and Support Services7867731.027427820.95
Public Administration and Safety1,2241,3690.891,1021,1260.98
Education and Training2,2722,4200.942,0351,9911.02
Health Care and Social Assistance3,1952,9191.092,8742,8231.02
Arts and Recreation Services2532840.891942120.92
Other Services9439490.999721,0160.96
Total industries26,37527,1870.9725,54426,8350.95

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more.

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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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