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Employment capacity

The jobs to residents ratio for the Armidale Regional Council in 2014/15 was 1.04, meaning that there were more jobs than employed residents. Financial and Insurance Services had the highest ratio (1.22), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.77).

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 Council2014/152009/10
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4724151.147789300.84
Mining67870.7786970.89
Manufacturing3643740.972943000.98
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1991831.091471341.10
Construction7046411.109168481.08
Wholesale Trade2512600.973953801.04
Retail Trade1,8211,8970.961,4541,3641.07
Accommodation and Food Services9158921.031,0731,0341.04
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2442510.972192161.02
Information Media and Telecommunications1141111.031671521.10
Financial and Insurance Services2742241.222672301.16
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1311330.991331211.10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7067860.906496461.00
Administrative and Support Services6235771.083743391.10
Public Administration and Safety8879290.965724691.22
Education and Training2,2562,0021.132,4102,2101.09
Health Care and Social Assistance1,4751,3271.111,5151,3541.12
Arts and Recreation Services1111091.021701701.00
Other Services5054381.154373831.14

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 2014/15
Employment capacity by industry 2014/15 Other Services, Employed residents: 438 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 109 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,327 Education and Training, Employed residents: 2,002 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 929 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 577 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 786 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 133 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 224 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 111 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 251 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 892 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,897 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 260 Construction, Employed residents: 641 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 183 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 374 Mining, Employed residents: 87 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 415 Other Services, Local jobs: 505 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 111 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 1,475 Education and Training, Local jobs: 2,256 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 887 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 623 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 706 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 131 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 274 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 114 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 244 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 915 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 1,821 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 251 Construction, Local jobs: 704 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 199 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 364 Mining, Local jobs: 67 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 472
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 2014/15 and 2009/10
Employment capacity by industry 2014/15 and  2009/10 Other Services, 2009/10: 1.14 Arts and Recreation Services, 2009/10: 1.00 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2009/10: 1.12 Education and Training, 2009/10: 1.09 Public Administration and Safety, 2009/10: 1.22 Administrative and Support Services, 2009/10: 1.10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2009/10: 1.00 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2009/10: 1.10 Financial and Insurance Services, 2009/10: 1.16 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2009/10: 1.10 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2009/10: 1.02 Accommodation and Food Services, 2009/10: 1.04 Retail Trade, 2009/10: 1.07 Wholesale Trade, 2009/10: 1.04 Construction, 2009/10: 1.08 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2009/10: 1.10 Manufacturing, 2009/10: 0.98 Mining, 2009/10: 0.89 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2009/10: 0.84 Other Services, 2014/15: 1.15 Arts and Recreation Services, 2014/15: 1.02 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2014/15: 1.11 Education and Training, 2014/15: 1.13 Public Administration and Safety, 2014/15: 0.96 Administrative and Support Services, 2014/15: 1.08 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2014/15: 0.90 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2014/15: 0.99 Financial and Insurance Services, 2014/15: 1.22 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2014/15: 1.03 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2014/15: 0.97 Accommodation and Food Services, 2014/15: 1.03 Retail Trade, 2014/15: 0.96 Wholesale Trade, 2014/15: 0.97 Construction, 2014/15: 1.10 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2014/15: 1.09 Manufacturing, 2014/15: 0.97 Mining, 2014/15: 0.77 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2014/15: 1.14
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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