Bega Valley Shire

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Bega Valley Shire in 2020/21 was 0.87, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest ratio (1.23), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0).

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 Bega Valley 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 Employment 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Comparison year:
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Employment capacity by industry
Bega Valley Shire2020/212015/16
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,2251,2071.021,1031,1110.99
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1341630.821311730.76
Wholesale Trade2192520.872793030.92
Retail Trade1,4791,8840.791,7351,7830.97
Accommodation and Food Services1,3151,5480.851,5171,5950.95
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4525290.854915100.96
Information Media and Telecommunications1832540.721121210.93
Financial and Insurance Services1721441.191751870.93
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1621321.231992120.94
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5798720.665636440.87
Administrative and Support Services4615550.834414620.95
Public Administration and Safety7111,0400.686567570.87
Education and Training1,0661,3250.801,1071,1820.94
Health Care and Social Assistance1,9302,1910.882,0532,1620.95
Arts and Recreation Services2102220.942502670.94
Other Services6196470.964895230.94
Total industries13,29515,3450.8713,96014,9200.94

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more.

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Bega Valley Shire

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