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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Ballina Shire in 2016/17 was 0.86, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (1.09), while the lowest ratio was found in Information Media and Telecommunications (0.64).

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.

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Employment capacity by industry
Ballina Shire2016/172011/12
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9558751.091,0831,0041.08
Mining1061500.70601800.33
Manufacturing1,0161,2480.811,0961,2680.86
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1831841.002052990.69
Construction1,4191,4910.951,4711,4161.04
Wholesale Trade3373900.864735290.89
Retail Trade2,0512,2440.912,1552,2240.97
Accommodation and Food Services1,4751,6780.881,4921,5820.94
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5065620.905746140.93
Information Media and Telecommunications1782780.642133170.67
Financial and Insurance Services2863730.773674600.80
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3194040.792803190.88
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0271,2110.858169020.90
Administrative and Support Services6387330.875456290.87
Public Administration and Safety7801,0660.737969750.82
Education and Training1,7742,3680.751,5451,9170.81
Health Care and Social Assistance2,8953,3740.862,2902,6330.87
Arts and Recreation Services3183320.963413450.99
Other Services6076670.916226990.89

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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Employment capacity by industry 2016/17
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 Other Services, Employed residents: 667 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 332 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 3,374 Education and Training, Employed residents: 2,368 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 1,066 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 733 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 1,211 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 404 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 373 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 278 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 562 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,678 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 2,244 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 390 Construction, Employed residents: 1,491 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 184 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 1,248 Mining, Employed residents: 150 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 875 Other Services, Local jobs: 607 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 318 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 2,895 Education and Training, Local jobs: 1,774 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 780 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 638 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 1,027 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 319 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 286 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 178 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 506 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 1,475 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 2,051 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 337 Construction, Local jobs: 1,419 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 183 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,016 Mining, Local jobs: 106 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 955
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 2016/17 and 2011/12
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 and  2011/12 Other Services, 2011/12: 0.89 Arts and Recreation Services, 2011/12: 0.99 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2011/12: 0.87 Education and Training, 2011/12: 0.81 Public Administration and Safety, 2011/12: 0.82 Administrative and Support Services, 2011/12: 0.87 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2011/12: 0.90 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2011/12: 0.88 Financial and Insurance Services, 2011/12: 0.80 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2011/12: 0.67 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2011/12: 0.93 Accommodation and Food Services, 2011/12: 0.94 Retail Trade, 2011/12: 0.97 Wholesale Trade, 2011/12: 0.89 Construction, 2011/12: 1.04 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2011/12: 0.69 Manufacturing, 2011/12: 0.86 Mining, 2011/12: 0.33 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2011/12: 1.08 Other Services, 2016/17: 0.91 Arts and Recreation Services, 2016/17: 0.96 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2016/17: 0.86 Education and Training, 2016/17: 0.75 Public Administration and Safety, 2016/17: 0.73 Administrative and Support Services, 2016/17: 0.87 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2016/17: 0.85 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2016/17: 0.79 Financial and Insurance Services, 2016/17: 0.77 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2016/17: 0.64 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2016/17: 0.90 Accommodation and Food Services, 2016/17: 0.88 Retail Trade, 2016/17: 0.91 Wholesale Trade, 2016/17: 0.86 Construction, 2016/17: 0.95 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2016/17: 1.00 Manufacturing, 2016/17: 0.81 Mining, 2016/17: 0.70 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2016/17: 1.09
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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