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Wakefield Regional Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Wakefield Regional Council area in 2017/18 was 1.00, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Manufacturing had the highest ratio (1.63), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.00).

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 Wakefield Regional Council area 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
Wakefield Regional Council area2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8407461.137226261.15
Mining0560.000450.00
Manufacturing5823561.633322551.30
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services12170.6930271.10
Construction1111310.851105930.18
Wholesale Trade1391500.931271320.96
Retail Trade1942550.761872130.88
Accommodation and Food Services1201360.881121250.89
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1302090.621521710.89
Information Media and Telecommunications30310.9522290.74
Financial and Insurance Services17270.6126350.73
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services19171.1617200.82
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services28520.5429480.59
Administrative and Support Services74920.8146620.75
Public Administration and Safety1291211.071601291.24
Education and Training3142691.172521931.31
Health Care and Social Assistance2873300.872512421.04
Arts and Recreation Services39470.8125250.97
Other Services68810.8459670.87

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: 81 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 47 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 330 Education and Training, Employed residents: 269 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 121 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 92 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 52 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 17 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 27 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 31 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 209 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 136 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 255 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 150 Construction, Employed residents: 131 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 17 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 356 Mining, Employed residents: 56 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 746 Other Services, Local jobs: 68 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 39 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 287 Education and Training, Local jobs: 314 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 129 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 74 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 28 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 19 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 17 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 30 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 130 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 120 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 194 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 139 Construction, Local jobs: 111 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 12 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 582 Mining, Local jobs: 0 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 840
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: 0.87 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.97 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 1.04 Education and Training, 2012/13: 1.31 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 1.24 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.75 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.59 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.82 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.73 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.74 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.89 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.89 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.88 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.96 Construction, 2012/13: 0.18 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 1.10 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 1.30 Mining, 2012/13: 0.00 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.15 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.84 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.81 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.87 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.17 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 1.07 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.81 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.54 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 1.16 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.61 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.95 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.62 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.88 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.76 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.93 Construction, 2017/18: 0.85 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.69 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 1.63 Mining, 2017/18: 0.00 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 1.13
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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