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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Ballina Shire in 2014/15 was 0.89, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (1.10), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.41).

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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment capacity by industry
Ballina Shire2014/152009/10
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6946281.107577221.05
Mining461130.4139830.47
Manufacturing7308490.861,1751,3910.84
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1221350.901061180.90
Construction2,0922,0101.042,2932,4440.94
Wholesale Trade4285250.824294970.86
Retail Trade2,2432,3040.972,0412,1270.96
Accommodation and Food Services1,5901,6500.961,5251,6770.91
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5015470.924394750.92
Information Media and Telecommunications1511930.781552320.67
Financial and Insurance Services2873260.882923700.79
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2572381.082732800.98
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7368880.837458350.89
Administrative and Support Services5316340.845106170.83
Public Administration and Safety7811,0110.777258650.84
Education and Training1,2481,6520.761,2631,6370.77
Health Care and Social Assistance2,0582,5680.802,2492,6910.84
Arts and Recreation Services2192220.992702840.95
Other Services5766600.875376050.89

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: 660 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 222 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 2,568 Education and Training, Employed residents: 1,652 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 1,011 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 634 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 888 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 238 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 326 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 193 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 547 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,650 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 2,304 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 525 Construction, Employed residents: 2,010 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 135 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 849 Mining, Employed residents: 113 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 628 Other Services, Local jobs: 576 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 219 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 2,058 Education and Training, Local jobs: 1,248 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 781 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 531 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 736 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 257 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 287 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 151 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 501 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 1,590 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 2,243 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 428 Construction, Local jobs: 2,092 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 122 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 730 Mining, Local jobs: 46 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 694
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: 0.89 Arts and Recreation Services, 2009/10: 0.95 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2009/10: 0.84 Education and Training, 2009/10: 0.77 Public Administration and Safety, 2009/10: 0.84 Administrative and Support Services, 2009/10: 0.83 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2009/10: 0.89 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2009/10: 0.98 Financial and Insurance Services, 2009/10: 0.79 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2009/10: 0.67 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2009/10: 0.92 Accommodation and Food Services, 2009/10: 0.91 Retail Trade, 2009/10: 0.96 Wholesale Trade, 2009/10: 0.86 Construction, 2009/10: 0.94 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2009/10: 0.90 Manufacturing, 2009/10: 0.84 Mining, 2009/10: 0.47 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2009/10: 1.05 Other Services, 2014/15: 0.87 Arts and Recreation Services, 2014/15: 0.99 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2014/15: 0.80 Education and Training, 2014/15: 0.76 Public Administration and Safety, 2014/15: 0.77 Administrative and Support Services, 2014/15: 0.84 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2014/15: 0.83 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2014/15: 1.08 Financial and Insurance Services, 2014/15: 0.88 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2014/15: 0.78 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2014/15: 0.92 Accommodation and Food Services, 2014/15: 0.96 Retail Trade, 2014/15: 0.97 Wholesale Trade, 2014/15: 0.82 Construction, 2014/15: 1.04 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2014/15: 0.90 Manufacturing, 2014/15: 0.86 Mining, 2014/15: 0.41 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2014/15: 1.10
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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