Jobs to Residents Balance context measure

Promoting a better balance of employment close to where people live helps achieve a number of objectives, such as reduced driving distances and travel time, lower air emissions, and improved health outcomes and work-life balance.

There are two complementary ways of looking at employment balance. The first measure is the jobs-to-labour force for a subregion. The measure is useful for gauging how many jobs could potentially be filled by eligible workers (age 15+) in a given geography. One limitation of the measure is that not all jobs can be filled with local residents. Conversely, not all residents have the choice, or desire, to work in their home subregion. The second measure is the percent of residents living and working in the same subregion.
Metro 2040 vision
A balanced employment base can allow residents to find employment closer to home and reduce long commutes.


Jobs to Labour Force Ratio

Total Number of Jobs

People in the Labour Force

Waiting for data
Data available upon release of 2016 Census in 2019.

Residents Living and Working in Same Subregion (2011)

Percent of jobs held by residents of the same subregion

Percent of residents working in their home subregion

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