Clarence Valley Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Clarence Valley Council area in 2020/21 was 0.93, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest ratio (1.76), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.33).

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 Clarence Valley Council area 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
Clarence Valley Council area2020/212015/16
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4021,8550.761,3231,3960.95
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2563030.841972220.89
Wholesale Trade2863540.813974140.96
Retail Trade1,9751,9930.992,3192,3930.97
Accommodation and Food Services1,4531,7470.831,7661,8640.95
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6426670.968679150.95
Information Media and Telecommunications1841940.951821960.93
Financial and Insurance Services2042110.972562790.92
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2921661.763153320.95
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5876360.926647010.95
Administrative and Support Services5235450.966056350.95
Public Administration and Safety1,4611,6610.881,5821,6090.98
Education and Training1,4661,5230.961,6321,6081.01
Health Care and Social Assistance2,8333,0150.942,9563,0660.96
Arts and Recreation Services2373550.672372550.93
Other Services8158051.017828230.95
Total industries17,47618,8910.9318,87319,6850.96

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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