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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Gunnedah Shire in 2015/16 was 0.95, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Arts and Recreation Services had the highest ratio (1.17), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.53).

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 Gunnedah 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
Gunnedah Shire2015/162010/11
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1501,1091.041,0521,0301.02
Mining2644950.532484320.57
Manufacturing3714100.914004260.94
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services54760.7254710.76
Construction3293111.063673541.04
Wholesale Trade1701960.871721880.91
Retail Trade5725810.995445540.98
Accommodation and Food Services4054061.003683790.97
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3112791.112742711.01
Information Media and Telecommunications41480.8740480.83
Financial and Insurance Services80761.0680751.07
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services91940.9683880.94
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2052051.002011961.03
Administrative and Support Services1261330.951101220.90
Public Administration and Safety3183220.992923130.93
Education and Training4564680.974324420.98
Health Care and Social Assistance4935550.894835240.92
Arts and Recreation Services57491.1751471.08
Other Services2732850.962632730.96

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: 285 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 49 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 555 Education and Training, Employed residents: 468 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 322 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 133 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 205 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 94 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 76 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 48 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 279 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 406 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 581 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 196 Construction, Employed residents: 311 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 76 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 410 Mining, Employed residents: 495 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,109 Other Services, Local jobs: 273 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 57 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 493 Education and Training, Local jobs: 456 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 318 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 126 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 205 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 91 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 80 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 41 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 311 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 405 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 572 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 170 Construction, Local jobs: 329 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 54 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 371 Mining, Local jobs: 264 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,150
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: 0.96 Arts and Recreation Services, 2010/11: 1.08 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2010/11: 0.92 Education and Training, 2010/11: 0.98 Public Administration and Safety, 2010/11: 0.93 Administrative and Support Services, 2010/11: 0.90 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2010/11: 1.03 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2010/11: 0.94 Financial and Insurance Services, 2010/11: 1.07 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2010/11: 0.83 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2010/11: 1.01 Accommodation and Food Services, 2010/11: 0.97 Retail Trade, 2010/11: 0.98 Wholesale Trade, 2010/11: 0.91 Construction, 2010/11: 1.04 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2010/11: 0.76 Manufacturing, 2010/11: 0.94 Mining, 2010/11: 0.57 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2010/11: 1.02 Other Services, 2015/16: 0.96 Arts and Recreation Services, 2015/16: 1.17 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2015/16: 0.89 Education and Training, 2015/16: 0.97 Public Administration and Safety, 2015/16: 0.99 Administrative and Support Services, 2015/16: 0.95 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2015/16: 1.00 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2015/16: 0.96 Financial and Insurance Services, 2015/16: 1.06 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2015/16: 0.87 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2015/16: 1.11 Accommodation and Food Services, 2015/16: 1.00 Retail Trade, 2015/16: 0.99 Wholesale Trade, 2015/16: 0.87 Construction, 2015/16: 1.06 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2015/16: 0.72 Manufacturing, 2015/16: 0.91 Mining, 2015/16: 0.53 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2015/16: 1.04
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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