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Murchison Area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Murchison Area in 2015/16 was 0.86, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (1.41), while the lowest ratio was found in Financial and Insurance Services (0.56).

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 Murchison Area 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
Murchison Area2015/162010/11
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,7061,7111.001,7331,7440.99
Mining1,4211,0111.411,7831,0341.72
Manufacturing1,4611,6830.871,5981,8740.85
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1231460.841001470.68
Construction9369440.999079430.96
Wholesale Trade4785260.915845341.09
Retail Trade9371,2900.731,1031,3030.85
Accommodation and Food Services8798990.989009290.97
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4646000.774676230.75
Information Media and Telecommunications601000.60471040.45
Financial and Insurance Services971730.56931710.55
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1101570.701071570.68
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2573540.732683530.76
Administrative and Support Services2273520.652653790.70
Public Administration and Safety3986890.584257070.60
Education and Training7131,0050.718201,0110.81
Health Care and Social Assistance7441,1050.678021,1140.72
Arts and Recreation Services83930.8983990.85
Other Services4074830.843984790.83

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: 483 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 93 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,105 Education and Training, Employed residents: 1,005 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 689 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 352 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 354 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 157 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 173 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 100 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 600 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 899 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,290 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 526 Construction, Employed residents: 944 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 146 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 1,683 Mining, Employed residents: 1,011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,711 Other Services, Local jobs: 407 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 83 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 744 Education and Training, Local jobs: 713 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 398 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 227 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 257 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 110 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 97 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 60 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 464 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 879 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 937 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 478 Construction, Local jobs: 936 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 123 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,461 Mining, Local jobs: 1,421 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,706
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: 0.83 Arts and Recreation Services, 2010/11: 0.85 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2010/11: 0.72 Education and Training, 2010/11: 0.81 Public Administration and Safety, 2010/11: 0.60 Administrative and Support Services, 2010/11: 0.70 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2010/11: 0.76 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2010/11: 0.68 Financial and Insurance Services, 2010/11: 0.55 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2010/11: 0.45 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2010/11: 0.75 Accommodation and Food Services, 2010/11: 0.97 Retail Trade, 2010/11: 0.85 Wholesale Trade, 2010/11: 1.09 Construction, 2010/11: 0.96 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2010/11: 0.68 Manufacturing, 2010/11: 0.85 Mining, 2010/11: 1.72 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2010/11: 0.99 Other Services, 2015/16: 0.84 Arts and Recreation Services, 2015/16: 0.89 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2015/16: 0.67 Education and Training, 2015/16: 0.71 Public Administration and Safety, 2015/16: 0.58 Administrative and Support Services, 2015/16: 0.65 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2015/16: 0.73 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2015/16: 0.70 Financial and Insurance Services, 2015/16: 0.56 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2015/16: 0.60 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2015/16: 0.77 Accommodation and Food Services, 2015/16: 0.98 Retail Trade, 2015/16: 0.73 Wholesale Trade, 2015/16: 0.91 Construction, 2015/16: 0.99 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2015/16: 0.84 Manufacturing, 2015/16: 0.87 Mining, 2015/16: 1.41 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2015/16: 1.00
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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