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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of South Perth in 2017/18 was 0.64, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Arts and Recreation Services had the highest ratio (1.87), while the lowest ratio was found in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste 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 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 Perth2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1481720.861151121.03
Mining3781,4700.265351,6390.33
Manufacturing968890.111671,2720.13
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services283090.09233490.07
Construction7441,3030.578891,5660.57
Wholesale Trade545280.101117790.14
Retail Trade1,0372,0190.511,0312,0480.50
Accommodation and Food Services1,5631,8860.831,4521,7330.84
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1388800.161778670.20
Information Media and Telecommunications1083150.34903670.24
Financial and Insurance Services6651,0020.666141,0360.59
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5526780.816236590.95
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,7572,9300.601,9053,5220.54
Administrative and Support Services5597740.724737900.60
Public Administration and Safety1,1991,5790.761,4401,4970.96
Education and Training2,3123,0100.771,7922,6550.68
Health Care and Social Assistance2,7793,4500.811,9902,9930.66
Arts and Recreation Services1,0865801.878345251.59
Other Services5568060.695517950.69

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: 806 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 580 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 3,450 Education and Training, Employed residents: 3,010 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 1,579 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 774 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 2,930 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 678 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 1,002 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 315 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 880 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,886 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 2,019 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 528 Construction, Employed residents: 1,303 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 309 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 889 Mining, Employed residents: 1,470 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 172 Other Services, Local jobs: 556 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 1,086 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 2,779 Education and Training, Local jobs: 2,312 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 1,199 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 559 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 1,757 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 552 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 665 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 108 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 138 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 1,563 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 1,037 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 54 Construction, Local jobs: 744 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 28 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 96 Mining, Local jobs: 378 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 148
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: 0.69 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 1.59 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.66 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.68 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.96 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.60 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.54 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.95 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.59 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.24 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.20 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.84 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.50 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.14 Construction, 2012/13: 0.57 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.07 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.13 Mining, 2012/13: 0.33 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.03 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.69 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 1.87 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.81 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.77 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.76 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.72 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.60 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.81 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.66 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.34 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.16 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.83 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.51 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.10 Construction, 2017/18: 0.57 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.09 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.11 Mining, 2017/18: 0.26 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.86
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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