Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2020/21 was 0.42, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Education and Training had the highest ratio (1.38), while the lowest ratio was found in Financial and Insurance Services (0.09).

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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale2020/212015/16
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7347880.936103971.54
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services332350.14251990.12
Wholesale Trade938390.111055140.20
Retail Trade1,0921,6210.673241,3870.23
Accommodation and Food Services2987790.383165680.56
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3091,2190.252699830.27
Information Media and Telecommunications30900.3432960.33
Financial and Insurance Services353740.09182370.07
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services673210.21652560.25
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1869500.201646050.27
Administrative and Support Services1604860.331664000.42
Public Administration and Safety3509970.353328530.39
Education and Training2,0231,4691.387259760.74
Health Care and Social Assistance4071,9330.212991,4010.21
Arts and Recreation Services1922660.722362590.91
Other Services2019460.211767280.24
Total industries7,73618,2820.425,42314,0540.39

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more.

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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

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