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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Federation Council area in 2018/19 was 0.96, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Arts and Recreation Services had the highest ratio (1.40), while the lowest ratio was found in Health Care and Social Assistance (0.57).

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 the 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 area2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1361,0541.081,0248881.15
Mining16260.6215220.68
Manufacturing1,0377921.311,0799491.14
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services31510.6136560.64
Construction4785210.923253780.86
Wholesale Trade1521560.971641700.96
Retail Trade4886010.814845810.83
Accommodation and Food Services6965251.336614511.46
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3003440.873173210.99
Information Media and Telecommunications18220.8026500.52
Financial and Insurance Services33350.9441610.67
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services32460.6956431.31
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1511840.821451630.89
Administrative and Support Services2012011.001421490.95
Public Administration and Safety1973070.641962790.70
Education and Training2833810.742773280.84
Health Care and Social Assistance3866750.573385620.60
Arts and Recreation Services105751.4079721.09
Other Services1811940.931671850.91
Total industries5,9196,1880.965,5695,7070.98

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more.

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