Shire of Beverley

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Shire of Beverley

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Shire of Beverley in 2022/23 was 0.79, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Other Services had the highest ratio (1.25), while the lowest ratio was found in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (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 the Shire of Beverley 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

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Employment capacity by industry
Shire of Beverley2022/232017/18
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1931841.052742531.08
Mining50411.214290.14
Manufacturing24540.4521350.60
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services030010
Construction41341.2185850.99
Wholesale Trade8160.508190.45
Retail Trade33390.8534311.09
Accommodation and Food Services24290.8217190.87
Transport, Postal and Warehousing25261.0033420.77
Information Media and Telecommunications050240.64
Financial and Insurance Services5110.47460.72
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services000000
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services19250.7810180.53
Administrative and Support Services01807140.51
Public Administration and Safety34650.5239520.74
Education and Training29370.7729420.68
Health Care and Social Assistance49780.6444680.64
Arts and Recreation Services0220040
Other Services25201.2515170.84
Total industries5607060.796247400.84

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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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Shire of Beverley

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