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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of South Perth in 2016/17 was 0.64, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Arts and Recreation Services had the highest ratio (1.95), while the lowest ratio was found in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (0.10).

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 South Perth 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 South Perth2016/172011/12
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1551570.99130981.32
Mining3631,3980.265301,5230.35
Manufacturing1049330.111811,3350.14
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services282970.1083300.02
Construction9181,4640.631,0761,7100.63
Wholesale Trade625640.111238220.15
Retail Trade1,0251,9280.531,0552,0370.52
Accommodation and Food Services1,6511,7710.931,4701,6840.87
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1498410.181798280.22
Information Media and Telecommunications992960.33863710.23
Financial and Insurance Services6509540.686091,0360.59
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5776380.906626501.02
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8382,9140.632,0213,6130.56
Administrative and Support Services5537480.744227770.54
Public Administration and Safety1,1261,4820.761,5991,4661.09
Education and Training1,9222,8630.671,6872,5640.66
Health Care and Social Assistance2,4723,1800.781,9452,8500.68
Arts and Recreation Services1,0165221.956695111.31
Other Services5627590.745177720.67

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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Employment capacity by industry 2016/17
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 Other Services, Employed residents: 759 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 522 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 3,180 Education and Training, Employed residents: 2,863 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 1,482 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 748 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 2,914 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 638 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 954 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 296 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 841 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,771 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,928 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 564 Construction, Employed residents: 1,464 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 297 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 933 Mining, Employed residents: 1,398 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 157 Other Services, Local jobs: 562 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 1,016 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 2,472 Education and Training, Local jobs: 1,922 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 1,126 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 553 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 1,838 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 577 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 650 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 99 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 149 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 1,651 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 1,025 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 62 Construction, Local jobs: 918 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 28 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 104 Mining, Local jobs: 363 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 155
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: 0.67 Arts and Recreation Services, 2011/12: 1.31 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2011/12: 0.68 Education and Training, 2011/12: 0.66 Public Administration and Safety, 2011/12: 1.09 Administrative and Support Services, 2011/12: 0.54 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2011/12: 0.56 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2011/12: 1.02 Financial and Insurance Services, 2011/12: 0.59 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2011/12: 0.23 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2011/12: 0.22 Accommodation and Food Services, 2011/12: 0.87 Retail Trade, 2011/12: 0.52 Wholesale Trade, 2011/12: 0.15 Construction, 2011/12: 0.63 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2011/12: 0.02 Manufacturing, 2011/12: 0.14 Mining, 2011/12: 0.35 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2011/12: 1.32 Other Services, 2016/17: 0.74 Arts and Recreation Services, 2016/17: 1.95 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2016/17: 0.78 Education and Training, 2016/17: 0.67 Public Administration and Safety, 2016/17: 0.76 Administrative and Support Services, 2016/17: 0.74 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2016/17: 0.63 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2016/17: 0.90 Financial and Insurance Services, 2016/17: 0.68 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2016/17: 0.33 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2016/17: 0.18 Accommodation and Food Services, 2016/17: 0.93 Retail Trade, 2016/17: 0.53 Wholesale Trade, 2016/17: 0.11 Construction, 2016/17: 0.63 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2016/17: 0.10 Manufacturing, 2016/17: 0.11 Mining, 2016/17: 0.26 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2016/17: 0.99
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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