Cowra Shire

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Cowra Shire in 2022/23 was 0.98, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Manufacturing had the highest ratio (1.13), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.23).

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 Cowra 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
Cowra Shire2022/232017/18
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7947751.038478491.00
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services58680.8657660.86
Wholesale Trade1501790.841721930.89
Retail Trade5045001.015565451.02
Accommodation and Food Services4544870.933873900.99
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2222181.022282241.02
Information Media and Telecommunications28330.8420230.85
Financial and Insurance Services53471.1260630.96
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services61650.9545451.00
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1501501.001491640.91
Administrative and Support Services1391271.091191280.93
Public Administration and Safety3173550.892492810.88
Education and Training4374620.954504620.97
Health Care and Social Assistance8228021.027316951.05
Arts and Recreation Services55720.7767710.94
Other Services3253380.962332390.98
Total industries5,6535,7720.985,2625,3670.98

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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