Burdekin Shire

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Burdekin Shire in 2022/23 was 0.93, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Manufacturing had the highest ratio (1.12), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.12).

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 Burdekin 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

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Employment capacity by industry
Burdekin Shire2022/232017/18
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5211,5410.991,7531,7640.99
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1741830.951311370.96
Wholesale Trade1662270.731301420.92
Retail Trade6716990.967787940.98
Accommodation and Food Services4584740.974444490.99
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2832711.052952921.01
Information Media and Telecommunications16300.5529360.80
Financial and Insurance Services97891.091191201.00
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services53550.9575780.96
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2532481.022382510.95
Administrative and Support Services1712110.811872170.86
Public Administration and Safety5786350.914264510.94
Education and Training7057710.916456510.99
Health Care and Social Assistance8849400.948858881.00
Arts and Recreation Services39460.8546480.95
Other Services4214470.943493620.96
Total industries8,1958,7680.938,2078,5490.96

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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