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Gunnedah Shire

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Gunnedah Shire in 2014/15 was 0.98, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (1.53), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.45).

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 Shire2014/152009/10
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8225391.531,0731,0870.99
Mining2756090.453005060.59
Manufacturing4264780.893323570.93
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services941450.6569920.75
Construction3573351.073893801.03
Wholesale Trade1461640.892022280.88
Retail Trade7467431.004824960.97
Accommodation and Food Services3633531.033473600.96
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3102661.162182111.04
Information Media and Telecommunications37410.8950600.84
Financial and Insurance Services70531.3266541.22
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services78810.9660640.94
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2172101.031721631.06
Administrative and Support Services2552730.941291380.93
Public Administration and Safety4354321.012492051.21
Education and Training3873940.983783711.02
Health Care and Social Assistance4614990.934384760.92
Arts and Recreation Services51431.1857561.02
Other Services2592720.952132091.02

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: 272 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 43 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 499 Education and Training, Employed residents: 394 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 432 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 273 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 210 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 81 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 53 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 41 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 266 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 353 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 743 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 164 Construction, Employed residents: 335 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 145 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 478 Mining, Employed residents: 609 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 539 Other Services, Local jobs: 259 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 51 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 461 Education and Training, Local jobs: 387 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 435 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 255 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 217 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 78 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 70 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 37 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 310 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 363 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 746 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 146 Construction, Local jobs: 357 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 94 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 426 Mining, Local jobs: 275 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 822
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: 1.02 Arts and Recreation Services, 2009/10: 1.02 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2009/10: 0.92 Education and Training, 2009/10: 1.02 Public Administration and Safety, 2009/10: 1.21 Administrative and Support Services, 2009/10: 0.93 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2009/10: 1.06 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2009/10: 0.94 Financial and Insurance Services, 2009/10: 1.22 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2009/10: 0.84 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2009/10: 1.04 Accommodation and Food Services, 2009/10: 0.96 Retail Trade, 2009/10: 0.97 Wholesale Trade, 2009/10: 0.88 Construction, 2009/10: 1.03 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2009/10: 0.75 Manufacturing, 2009/10: 0.93 Mining, 2009/10: 0.59 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2009/10: 0.99 Other Services, 2014/15: 0.95 Arts and Recreation Services, 2014/15: 1.18 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2014/15: 0.93 Education and Training, 2014/15: 0.98 Public Administration and Safety, 2014/15: 1.01 Administrative and Support Services, 2014/15: 0.94 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2014/15: 1.03 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2014/15: 0.96 Financial and Insurance Services, 2014/15: 1.32 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2014/15: 0.89 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2014/15: 1.16 Accommodation and Food Services, 2014/15: 1.03 Retail Trade, 2014/15: 1.00 Wholesale Trade, 2014/15: 0.89 Construction, 2014/15: 1.07 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2014/15: 0.65 Manufacturing, 2014/15: 0.89 Mining, 2014/15: 0.45 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2014/15: 1.53
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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