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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Armidale Regional Council in 2017/18 was 1.09, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest ratio (1.81), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.84).

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 Armidale Regional Council 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
Armidale Regional Council2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,6171,6900.961,4201,4061.01
Mining62740.841881930.98
Manufacturing3203460.934274790.89
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2052420.851281161.10
Construction8106061.347677391.04
Wholesale Trade2712311.173543391.04
Retail Trade1,5321,3651.121,6231,5311.06
Accommodation and Food Services1,0647471.421,0951,0321.06
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2972801.063193071.04
Information Media and Telecommunications1591341.191641481.11
Financial and Insurance Services3403281.043152961.06
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services122671.811661601.04
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7847881.007177101.01
Administrative and Support Services4174420.954724341.09
Public Administration and Safety6945941.177066781.04
Education and Training3,0932,8261.092,7422,4911.10
Health Care and Social Assistance2,3352,2471.041,7461,6001.09
Arts and Recreation Services1631591.031611541.05
Other Services4613181.454924431.11

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2017/18
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 Other Services, Employed residents: 318 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 159 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 2,247 Education and Training, Employed residents: 2,826 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 594 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 442 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 788 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 67 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 328 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 134 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 280 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 747 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,365 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 231 Construction, Employed residents: 606 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 242 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 346 Mining, Employed residents: 74 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,690 Other Services, Local jobs: 461 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 163 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 2,335 Education and Training, Local jobs: 3,093 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 694 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 417 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 784 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 122 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 340 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 159 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 297 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 1,064 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 1,532 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 271 Construction, Local jobs: 810 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 205 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 320 Mining, Local jobs: 62 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,617
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and 2012/13
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and  2012/13 Other Services, 2012/13: 1.11 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 1.05 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 1.09 Education and Training, 2012/13: 1.10 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 1.04 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 1.09 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 1.01 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 1.04 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 1.06 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 1.11 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 1.04 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 1.06 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 1.06 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 1.04 Construction, 2012/13: 1.04 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 1.10 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.89 Mining, 2012/13: 0.98 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.01 Other Services, 2017/18: 1.45 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 1.03 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 1.04 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.09 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 1.17 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.95 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 1.00 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 1.81 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 1.04 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 1.19 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 1.06 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 1.42 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 1.12 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.17 Construction, 2017/18: 1.34 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.85 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.93 Mining, 2017/18: 0.84 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.96
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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