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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the South West RED Region in 2018/19 was 1.11, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (2.29), while the lowest ratio was found in Arts and Recreation Services (0.90).

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 South West RED Region 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
South West RED Region2018/192013/14
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,8103,0180.932,9202,6961.08
Mining1,1014812.291,7699711.82
Manufacturing6976601.067087410.95
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4292621.645323021.76
Construction1,2429971.252,1661,7991.20
Wholesale Trade3623631.004504760.94
Retail Trade1,0259841.041,2021,2011.00
Accommodation and Food Services7717481.037346901.06
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5614481.256886611.04
Information Media and Telecommunications1381410.981231450.85
Financial and Insurance Services1931901.011972070.95
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1291071.201481660.89
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3483431.013623541.02
Administrative and Support Services2392201.092482491.00
Public Administration and Safety1,1441,0091.131,1901,1431.04
Education and Training1,1261,0881.049949371.06
Health Care and Social Assistance1,5891,5171.051,3981,3271.05
Arts and Recreation Services1111230.9091980.93
Other Services4553331.374644720.98

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2018/19
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 Other Services, Employed residents: 333 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 123 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,517 Education and Training, Employed residents: 1,088 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 1,009 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 220 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 343 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 107 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 190 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 141 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 448 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 748 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 984 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 363 Construction, Employed residents: 997 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 262 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 660 Mining, Employed residents: 481 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 3,018 Other Services, Local jobs: 455 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 111 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 1,589 Education and Training, Local jobs: 1,126 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 1,144 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 239 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 348 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 129 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 193 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 138 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 561 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 771 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 1,025 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 362 Construction, Local jobs: 1,242 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 429 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 697 Mining, Local jobs: 1,101 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 2,810
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and 2013/14
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and  2013/14 Other Services, 2013/14: 0.98 Arts and Recreation Services, 2013/14: 0.93 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2013/14: 1.05 Education and Training, 2013/14: 1.06 Public Administration and Safety, 2013/14: 1.04 Administrative and Support Services, 2013/14: 1.00 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2013/14: 1.02 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2013/14: 0.89 Financial and Insurance Services, 2013/14: 0.95 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2013/14: 0.85 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2013/14: 1.04 Accommodation and Food Services, 2013/14: 1.06 Retail Trade, 2013/14: 1.00 Wholesale Trade, 2013/14: 0.94 Construction, 2013/14: 1.20 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2013/14: 1.76 Manufacturing, 2013/14: 0.95 Mining, 2013/14: 1.82 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2013/14: 1.08 Other Services, 2018/19: 1.37 Arts and Recreation Services, 2018/19: 0.90 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2018/19: 1.05 Education and Training, 2018/19: 1.04 Public Administration and Safety, 2018/19: 1.13 Administrative and Support Services, 2018/19: 1.09 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2018/19: 1.01 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2018/19: 1.20 Financial and Insurance Services, 2018/19: 1.01 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2018/19: 0.98 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2018/19: 1.25 Accommodation and Food Services, 2018/19: 1.03 Retail Trade, 2018/19: 1.04 Wholesale Trade, 2018/19: 1.00 Construction, 2018/19: 1.25 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2018/19: 1.64 Manufacturing, 2018/19: 1.06 Mining, 2018/19: 2.29 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2018/19: 0.93
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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