Edward River Council

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Edward River Council in 2022/23 was 0.95, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest ratio (1.21), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (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 Edward River Council 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
Edward River Council2022/232017/18
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6437240.896287070.89
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1171380.851231101.12
Wholesale Trade76910.831051300.80
Retail Trade3844160.923743701.01
Accommodation and Food Services3073220.953142991.05
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1691870.911831930.95
Information Media and Telecommunications18240.7417200.86
Financial and Insurance Services74661.1189861.04
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services38311.2130301.02
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1441490.971841910.96
Administrative and Support Services1171200.98102961.06
Public Administration and Safety2613050.862172190.99
Education and Training3223250.992942970.99
Health Care and Social Assistance7737331.056706101.10
Arts and Recreation Services81681.1835350.99
Other Services1541650.931561610.97
Total industries4,2044,4480.954,1804,2690.98

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.

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