Glenelg Shire

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Glenelg Shire in 2021/22 was 0.95, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Arts and Recreation Services had the highest ratio (1.03), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.61).

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 Glenelg 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

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Employment capacity by industry
Glenelg Shire2021/222016/17
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,3141,3770.951,8691,8780.99
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services861210.7171900.80
Wholesale Trade2263060.742012280.88
Retail Trade6847250.947027410.95
Accommodation and Food Services4924761.035866010.98
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6216370.985385420.99
Information Media and Telecommunications33330.9925310.82
Financial and Insurance Services74990.75851110.77
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services83821.0280840.94
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2292840.812092320.90
Administrative and Support Services2032270.901751940.90
Public Administration and Safety5225660.924034280.94
Education and Training5786670.875635740.98
Health Care and Social Assistance1,2851,3220.971,1051,1140.99
Arts and Recreation Services1281241.0394831.12
Other Services3012931.022862990.96
Total industries8,7109,2040.958,8369,2100.96

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. Compiled and presented in 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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