RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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District Council of Peterborough

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for District Council of Peterborough in 2018/19 was 1.01, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Accommodation and Food Services had the highest ratio (1.58), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0).

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 District Council of Peterborough 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
District Council of Peterborough2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing63611.0278771.02
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services560.77450.81
Wholesale Trade20240.8218240.74
Retail Trade55570.9660610.99
Accommodation and Food Services66421.5860531.13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing38410.9330380.80
Information Media and Telecommunications330.97480.50
Financial and Insurance Services560.78250.48
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services000.21000.26
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services780.80370.48
Administrative and Support Services8160.5213180.75
Public Administration and Safety38351.1036351.02
Education and Training59431.3964441.45
Health Care and Social Assistance86910.9476790.96
Arts and Recreation Services560.84570.77
Other Services20191.0317171.04
Total industries5385311.015285590.94

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 Yorke and Mid North Region

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