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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Whyalla District in 2017/18 was 0.95, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services had the highest ratio (1.45), while the lowest ratio was found in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.35).

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 Whyalla District 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
Whyalla District2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing20550.3565780.84
Mining7437620.987078500.83
Manufacturing1,4291,3681.041,9131,9390.99
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services981020.9685900.95
Construction5511,3980.397828370.93
Wholesale Trade1211280.941591700.93
Retail Trade8848281.079711,0330.94
Accommodation and Food Services6135921.045655840.97
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3652831.294344820.90
Information Media and Telecommunications46401.1578840.93
Financial and Insurance Services93781.201141270.89
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services114961.181061160.91
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2021391.452322800.83
Administrative and Support Services2732001.363533910.90
Public Administration and Safety3724060.923384000.85
Education and Training8047141.137507890.95
Health Care and Social Assistance1,3371,3371.001,1521,1960.96
Arts and Recreation Services1181001.1872681.05
Other Services3183310.962933220.91

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: 331 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 100 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,337 Education and Training, Employed residents: 714 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 406 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 200 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 139 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 96 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 78 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 40 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 283 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 592 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 828 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 128 Construction, Employed residents: 1,398 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 102 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 1,368 Mining, Employed residents: 762 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 55 Other Services, Local jobs: 318 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 118 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 1,337 Education and Training, Local jobs: 804 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 372 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 273 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 202 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 114 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 93 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 46 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 365 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 613 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 884 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 121 Construction, Local jobs: 551 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 98 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,429 Mining, Local jobs: 743 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 20
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: 0.91 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 1.05 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.96 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.95 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.85 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.90 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.83 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.91 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.89 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.93 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.90 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.97 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.94 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.93 Construction, 2012/13: 0.93 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.95 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.99 Mining, 2012/13: 0.83 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 0.84 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.96 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 1.18 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 1.00 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.13 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.92 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 1.36 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 1.45 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 1.18 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 1.20 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 1.15 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 1.29 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 1.04 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 1.07 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.94 Construction, 2017/18: 0.39 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.96 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 1.04 Mining, 2017/18: 0.98 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.35
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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