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Jobs to workers ratio

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The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Rockingham in 2016/17 was 0.58, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Accommodation and Food Services had the highest ratio (1.00), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.04).

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 City of Rockingham 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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PLEASE NOTE: The WA state government definition of self-sufficiency is the same as the one which .id call employment capacity, and is presented on this page. Please use this topic for data relating to the state government's self-sufficiency targets.

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Employment capacity by industry
City of Rockingham2016/172011/12
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4004600.873753790.99
Mining1574,1060.041662,9440.06
Manufacturing1,0335,0060.211,6036,3710.25
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2119110.23528290.06
Construction2,7087,7000.352,4477,1590.34
Wholesale Trade4161,5040.285401,6650.32
Retail Trade6,2326,8110.925,5056,2030.89
Accommodation and Food Services3,6733,6801.002,8263,0850.92
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9952,7310.369242,5750.36
Information Media and Telecommunications2925580.522464710.52
Financial and Insurance Services3481,1360.313911,0310.38
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6001,1000.556461,0340.63
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0192,6410.398772,5830.34
Administrative and Support Services1,0711,9860.541,0351,8720.55
Public Administration and Safety4,2055,9350.714,5495,4540.83
Education and Training4,6165,1560.903,7364,0270.93
Health Care and Social Assistance5,1577,0500.734,2885,6280.76
Arts and Recreation Services7639020.855707140.80
Other Services1,7212,4930.691,3812,0860.66

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment capacity by industry 2016/17
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 Other Services, Employed residents: 2,493 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 902 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 7,050 Education and Training, Employed residents: 5,156 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 5,935 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 1,986 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 2,641 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 1,100 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 1,136 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 558 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 2,731 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 3,680 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 6,811 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 1,504 Construction, Employed residents: 7,700 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 911 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 5,006 Mining, Employed residents: 4,106 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 460 Other Services, Local jobs: 1,721 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 763 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 5,157 Education and Training, Local jobs: 4,616 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 4,205 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 1,071 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 1,019 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 600 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 348 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 292 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 995 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 3,673 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 6,232 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 416 Construction, Local jobs: 2,708 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 211 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,033 Mining, Local jobs: 157 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 400
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 and 2011/12
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 and  2011/12 Other Services, 2011/12: 0.66 Arts and Recreation Services, 2011/12: 0.80 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2011/12: 0.76 Education and Training, 2011/12: 0.93 Public Administration and Safety, 2011/12: 0.83 Administrative and Support Services, 2011/12: 0.55 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2011/12: 0.34 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2011/12: 0.63 Financial and Insurance Services, 2011/12: 0.38 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2011/12: 0.52 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2011/12: 0.36 Accommodation and Food Services, 2011/12: 0.92 Retail Trade, 2011/12: 0.89 Wholesale Trade, 2011/12: 0.32 Construction, 2011/12: 0.34 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2011/12: 0.06 Manufacturing, 2011/12: 0.25 Mining, 2011/12: 0.06 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2011/12: 0.99 Other Services, 2016/17: 0.69 Arts and Recreation Services, 2016/17: 0.85 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2016/17: 0.73 Education and Training, 2016/17: 0.90 Public Administration and Safety, 2016/17: 0.71 Administrative and Support Services, 2016/17: 0.54 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2016/17: 0.39 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2016/17: 0.55 Financial and Insurance Services, 2016/17: 0.31 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2016/17: 0.52 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2016/17: 0.36 Accommodation and Food Services, 2016/17: 1.00 Retail Trade, 2016/17: 0.92 Wholesale Trade, 2016/17: 0.28 Construction, 2016/17: 0.35 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2016/17: 0.23 Manufacturing, 2016/17: 0.21 Mining, 2016/17: 0.04 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2016/17: 0.87
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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