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Murchison Area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Murchison Area in 2018/19 was 0.94, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (2.02), while the lowest ratio was found in Information Media and Telecommunications (0.56).

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 Murchison 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 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.

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Employment capacity by industry
Murchison Area2018/192013/14
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,7371,7600.991,6711,6731.00
Mining1,6418112.022,1121,1121.90
Manufacturing1,5511,6090.961,5821,7160.92
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1211191.021131560.73
Construction1,0529161.158839320.95
Wholesale Trade4053551.144584351.05
Retail Trade9481,1970.799991,1930.84
Accommodation and Food Services7557660.998118131.00
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4305740.754686300.74
Information Media and Telecommunications721300.56691250.55
Financial and Insurance Services831350.62871480.59
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services871320.66991380.72
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2363110.762333010.77
Administrative and Support Services2553140.812603440.76
Public Administration and Safety3685570.663765760.65
Education and Training7801,0460.757949610.83
Health Care and Social Assistance8541,2280.708341,1280.74
Arts and Recreation Services1091360.80831120.74
Other Services3123990.783464270.81

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2018/19
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 Other Services, Employed residents: 399 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 136 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,228 Education and Training, Employed residents: 1,046 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 557 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 314 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 311 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 132 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 135 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 130 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 574 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 766 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,197 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 355 Construction, Employed residents: 916 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 119 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 1,609 Mining, Employed residents: 811 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,760 Other Services, Local jobs: 312 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 109 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 854 Education and Training, Local jobs: 780 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 368 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 255 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 236 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 87 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 83 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 72 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 430 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 755 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 948 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 405 Construction, Local jobs: 1,052 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 121 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,551 Mining, Local jobs: 1,641 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,737
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and 2013/14
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and  2013/14 Other Services, 2013/14: 0.81 Arts and Recreation Services, 2013/14: 0.74 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2013/14: 0.74 Education and Training, 2013/14: 0.83 Public Administration and Safety, 2013/14: 0.65 Administrative and Support Services, 2013/14: 0.76 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2013/14: 0.77 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2013/14: 0.72 Financial and Insurance Services, 2013/14: 0.59 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2013/14: 0.55 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2013/14: 0.74 Accommodation and Food Services, 2013/14: 1.00 Retail Trade, 2013/14: 0.84 Wholesale Trade, 2013/14: 1.05 Construction, 2013/14: 0.95 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2013/14: 0.73 Manufacturing, 2013/14: 0.92 Mining, 2013/14: 1.90 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2013/14: 1.00 Other Services, 2018/19: 0.78 Arts and Recreation Services, 2018/19: 0.80 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2018/19: 0.70 Education and Training, 2018/19: 0.75 Public Administration and Safety, 2018/19: 0.66 Administrative and Support Services, 2018/19: 0.81 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2018/19: 0.76 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2018/19: 0.66 Financial and Insurance Services, 2018/19: 0.62 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2018/19: 0.56 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2018/19: 0.75 Accommodation and Food Services, 2018/19: 0.99 Retail Trade, 2018/19: 0.79 Wholesale Trade, 2018/19: 1.14 Construction, 2018/19: 1.15 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2018/19: 1.02 Manufacturing, 2018/19: 0.96 Mining, 2018/19: 2.02 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2018/19: 0.99
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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