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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Armidale Regional Council in 2015/16 was 0.96, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Other Services had the highest ratio (1.08), while the lowest ratio was found in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.86).

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 Armidale Regional Council 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
Armidale Regional Council2015/162010/11
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,3201,5210.871,4701,4641.00
Mining61670.9163640.98
Manufacturing4214840.874225130.82
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1311241.061321201.10
Construction8278111.021,0501,0291.02
Wholesale Trade3353720.903633650.99
Retail Trade1,4681,6090.911,6161,5581.04
Accommodation and Food Services1,0221,0760.951,0891,0401.05
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2983190.943153141.00
Information Media and Telecommunications1321390.951421401.01
Financial and Insurance Services3143320.953313271.01
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1631760.921621720.94
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6617720.867417550.98
Administrative and Support Services3173141.013273021.08
Public Administration and Safety6967600.927597461.02
Education and Training2,7602,6681.032,8232,6071.08
Health Care and Social Assistance1,6101,6081.001,6431,5451.06
Arts and Recreation Services1501620.931481580.94
Other Services5485061.085374931.09

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 2015/16
Employment capacity by industry 2015/16 Other Services, Employed residents: 506 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 162 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,608 Education and Training, Employed residents: 2,668 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 760 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 314 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 772 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 176 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 332 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 139 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 319 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,076 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,609 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 372 Construction, Employed residents: 811 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 124 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 484 Mining, Employed residents: 67 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,521 Other Services, Local jobs: 548 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 150 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 1,610 Education and Training, Local jobs: 2,760 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 696 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 317 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 661 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 163 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 314 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 132 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 298 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 1,022 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 1,468 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 335 Construction, Local jobs: 827 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 131 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 421 Mining, Local jobs: 61 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,320
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 2015/16 and 2010/11
Employment capacity by industry 2015/16 and  2010/11 Other Services, 2010/11: 1.09 Arts and Recreation Services, 2010/11: 0.94 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2010/11: 1.06 Education and Training, 2010/11: 1.08 Public Administration and Safety, 2010/11: 1.02 Administrative and Support Services, 2010/11: 1.08 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2010/11: 0.98 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2010/11: 0.94 Financial and Insurance Services, 2010/11: 1.01 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2010/11: 1.01 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2010/11: 1.00 Accommodation and Food Services, 2010/11: 1.05 Retail Trade, 2010/11: 1.04 Wholesale Trade, 2010/11: 0.99 Construction, 2010/11: 1.02 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2010/11: 1.10 Manufacturing, 2010/11: 0.82 Mining, 2010/11: 0.98 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2010/11: 1.00 Other Services, 2015/16: 1.08 Arts and Recreation Services, 2015/16: 0.93 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2015/16: 1.00 Education and Training, 2015/16: 1.03 Public Administration and Safety, 2015/16: 0.92 Administrative and Support Services, 2015/16: 1.01 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2015/16: 0.86 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2015/16: 0.92 Financial and Insurance Services, 2015/16: 0.95 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2015/16: 0.95 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2015/16: 0.94 Accommodation and Food Services, 2015/16: 0.95 Retail Trade, 2015/16: 0.91 Wholesale Trade, 2015/16: 0.90 Construction, 2015/16: 1.02 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2015/16: 1.06 Manufacturing, 2015/16: 0.87 Mining, 2015/16: 0.91 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2015/16: 0.87
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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