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South West RED Region

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the South West RED Region in 2017/18 was 1.12, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (2.08), while the lowest ratio was found in Arts and Recreation Services (0.95).

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 Region2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,8842,9470.983,1482,9931.05
Mining1,2405962.081,2527121.76
Manufacturing5915581.066847190.95
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4092731.504072781.46
Construction1,0928711.251,9491,5661.24
Wholesale Trade3913891.014915190.95
Retail Trade1,0429231.131,1601,1611.00
Accommodation and Food Services7476801.107386901.07
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5654641.227367011.05
Information Media and Telecommunications1831850.991351520.89
Financial and Insurance Services1211121.081631670.98
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1361420.961801840.98
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2532161.173353121.07
Administrative and Support Services2572321.112352370.99
Public Administration and Safety1,1129831.131,2011,2041.00
Education and Training1,3631,3511.011,0179851.03
Health Care and Social Assistance1,5561,4691.061,4171,3671.04
Arts and Recreation Services1141200.9585910.93
Other Services4614311.074414480.98

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: 431 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 120 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,469 Education and Training, Employed residents: 1,351 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 983 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 232 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 216 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 142 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 112 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 185 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 464 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 680 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 923 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 389 Construction, Employed residents: 871 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 273 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 558 Mining, Employed residents: 596 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 2,947 Other Services, Local jobs: 461 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 114 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 1,556 Education and Training, Local jobs: 1,363 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 1,112 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 257 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 253 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 136 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 121 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 183 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 565 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 747 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 1,042 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 391 Construction, Local jobs: 1,092 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 409 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 591 Mining, Local jobs: 1,240 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 2,884
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: 0.98 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.93 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 1.04 Education and Training, 2012/13: 1.03 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 1.00 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 1.07 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.98 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.98 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.89 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 1.05 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 1.07 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 1.00 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.95 Construction, 2012/13: 1.24 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 1.46 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.95 Mining, 2012/13: 1.76 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.05 Other Services, 2017/18: 1.07 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.95 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 1.06 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.01 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 1.13 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 1.11 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 1.17 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.96 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 1.08 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.99 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 1.22 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 1.10 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 1.13 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.01 Construction, 2017/18: 1.25 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 1.50 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 1.06 Mining, 2017/18: 2.08 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.98
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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