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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Ballina Shire in 2015/16 was 0.85, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (1.03), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.55).

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 Ballina Shire 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
Ballina Shire2015/162010/11
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8978681.039088441.08
Mining49900.5545820.55
Manufacturing8511,0340.829261,0730.86
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1581980.801541900.81
Construction1,9161,8851.021,9411,9341.00
Wholesale Trade4295170.834605280.87
Retail Trade2,1382,3050.932,2202,2860.97
Accommodation and Food Services1,5721,6920.931,5191,6230.94
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4725300.894915200.94
Information Media and Telecommunications1702610.651772600.68
Financial and Insurance Services3164190.753244210.77
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2773370.822973390.88
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7729280.838179160.89
Administrative and Support Services4475730.784665520.85
Public Administration and Safety7951,0740.748521,0560.81
Education and Training1,4551,9700.741,5121,9180.79
Health Care and Social Assistance2,1002,7400.772,2372,6370.85
Arts and Recreation Services2492650.942402580.93
Other Services6126960.885986800.88

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: 696 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 265 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 2,740 Education and Training, Employed residents: 1,970 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 1,074 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 573 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 928 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 337 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 419 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 261 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 530 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,692 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 2,305 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 517 Construction, Employed residents: 1,885 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 198 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 1,034 Mining, Employed residents: 90 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 868 Other Services, Local jobs: 612 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 249 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 2,100 Education and Training, Local jobs: 1,455 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 795 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 447 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 772 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 277 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 316 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 170 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 472 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 1,572 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 2,138 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 429 Construction, Local jobs: 1,916 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 158 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 851 Mining, Local jobs: 49 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 897
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: 0.88 Arts and Recreation Services, 2010/11: 0.93 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2010/11: 0.85 Education and Training, 2010/11: 0.79 Public Administration and Safety, 2010/11: 0.81 Administrative and Support Services, 2010/11: 0.85 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2010/11: 0.89 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2010/11: 0.88 Financial and Insurance Services, 2010/11: 0.77 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2010/11: 0.68 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2010/11: 0.94 Accommodation and Food Services, 2010/11: 0.94 Retail Trade, 2010/11: 0.97 Wholesale Trade, 2010/11: 0.87 Construction, 2010/11: 1.00 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2010/11: 0.81 Manufacturing, 2010/11: 0.86 Mining, 2010/11: 0.55 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2010/11: 1.08 Other Services, 2015/16: 0.88 Arts and Recreation Services, 2015/16: 0.94 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2015/16: 0.77 Education and Training, 2015/16: 0.74 Public Administration and Safety, 2015/16: 0.74 Administrative and Support Services, 2015/16: 0.78 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2015/16: 0.83 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2015/16: 0.82 Financial and Insurance Services, 2015/16: 0.75 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2015/16: 0.65 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2015/16: 0.89 Accommodation and Food Services, 2015/16: 0.93 Retail Trade, 2015/16: 0.93 Wholesale Trade, 2015/16: 0.83 Construction, 2015/16: 1.02 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2015/16: 0.80 Manufacturing, 2015/16: 0.82 Mining, 2015/16: 0.55 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2015/16: 1.03
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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