Byron Shire

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Byron Shire in 2022/23 was 1.09, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest ratio (1.64), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.43).

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 Byron 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
Byron Shire2022/232017/18
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6695661.186235871.06
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2391461.641161011.15
Wholesale Trade3683521.054674021.16
Retail Trade2,4902,0891.191,9991,7111.17
Accommodation and Food Services3,1112,7991.112,2832,0091.14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4853721.304304081.06
Information Media and Telecommunications3144210.752473330.74
Financial and Insurance Services3203790.842532660.95
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4183641.154303841.12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6901,7880.951,3731,5190.90
Administrative and Support Services9078401.087817211.08
Public Administration and Safety6005511.094714940.96
Education and Training1,8111,7251.051,5511,7160.90
Health Care and Social Assistance2,4912,5390.981,8352,2990.80
Arts and Recreation Services4664840.966636950.95
Other Services9769361.045705391.06
Total industries21,35919,5541.0916,62516,3531.02

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. 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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