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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 2017/18 was 0.97, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services had the highest ratio (1.35), while the lowest ratio was found in Construction (0.66).

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 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 Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,8624,0490.953,8483,8121.01
Mining1,0891,3100.831,0251,3750.75
Manufacturing2,3762,3791.002,8062,9330.96
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2031911.062622930.89
Construction1,7882,6930.661,9932,2470.89
Wholesale Trade6576910.957698350.92
Retail Trade2,8302,6991.052,7262,8570.95
Accommodation and Food Services1,6821,6181.041,6811,6950.99
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0481,0211.031,3901,5230.91
Information Media and Telecommunications1701701.002162440.89
Financial and Insurance Services3533141.133824220.91
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2772531.102682940.91
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6054481.356537480.87
Administrative and Support Services6365021.277538120.93
Public Administration and Safety1,2621,3310.951,1111,2340.90
Education and Training2,1842,1001.042,0022,1020.95
Health Care and Social Assistance3,3723,3371.012,9773,0640.97
Arts and Recreation Services2742631.042042250.90
Other Services1,0981,1480.961,0101,0700.94

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: 1,148 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 263 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 3,337 Education and Training, Employed residents: 2,100 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 1,331 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 502 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 448 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 253 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 314 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 170 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 1,021 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,618 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 2,699 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 691 Construction, Employed residents: 2,693 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 191 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 2,379 Mining, Employed residents: 1,310 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 4,049 Other Services, Local jobs: 1,098 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 274 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 3,372 Education and Training, Local jobs: 2,184 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 1,262 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 636 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 605 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 277 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 353 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 170 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 1,048 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 1,682 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 2,830 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 657 Construction, Local jobs: 1,788 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 203 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 2,376 Mining, Local jobs: 1,089 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 3,862
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: 0.94 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.90 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.97 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.95 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.90 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.93 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.87 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.91 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.91 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.89 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.91 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.95 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.92 Construction, 2012/13: 0.89 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.89 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.96 Mining, 2012/13: 0.75 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.01 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.96 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 1.04 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 1.01 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.04 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.95 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 1.27 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 1.35 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 1.10 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 1.13 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 1.00 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 1.03 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 1.04 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 1.05 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.95 Construction, 2017/18: 0.66 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 1.06 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 1.00 Mining, 2017/18: 0.83 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.95
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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