Federation Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Federation Council area in 2021/22 was 1.00, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Accommodation and Food Services had the highest ratio (1.65), while the lowest ratio was found in Health Care and Social Assistance (0.59).

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 Federation 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
Federation Council area2021/222016/17
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7917221.101,0508721.20
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services49780.6328530.53
Wholesale Trade851400.601201470.81
Retail Trade4306000.724775530.86
Accommodation and Food Services6373861.656153951.56
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4254241.003293660.90
Information Media and Telecommunications61601.0114150.92
Financial and Insurance Services29490.5929480.61
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services28410.6831360.84
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1351480.911471550.95
Administrative and Support Services1321460.911631621.01
Public Administration and Safety2693450.781942520.77
Education and Training2843600.792533050.83
Health Care and Social Assistance4187130.593565740.62
Arts and Recreation Services41430.96110861.28
Other Services2332690.871791930.93
Total industries5,9215,9351.005,6305,5371.02

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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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