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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Dungog Shire in 2022/23 was 0.55, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (1.14), while the lowest ratio was found in Information Media and Telecommunications (0).

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 Dungog 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
Dungog Shire2022/232017/18
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4433891.144334281.01
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services35950.3727790.35
Wholesale Trade261480.1836970.37
Retail Trade2443810.642313820.60
Accommodation and Food Services2062650.781632030.80
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1193150.381272790.45
Information Media and Telecommunications02903150.20
Financial and Insurance Services301050.2928770.37
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services25730.3431530.58
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1342540.531462630.55
Administrative and Support Services771430.54841310.64
Public Administration and Safety1272320.551132230.50
Education and Training3513970.883003670.82
Health Care and Social Assistance3166430.492175000.43
Arts and Recreation Services50780.6448530.91
Other Services1372730.501122350.47
Total industries2,8395,1320.552,4804,5260.55

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.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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