Goondiwindi Regional Council

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Goondiwindi Regional Council in 2022/23 was 0.96, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Information Media and Telecommunications had the highest ratio (1.21), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.21).

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 Goondiwindi Regional 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
Goondiwindi Regional Council2022/232017/18
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,2581,3440.941,3491,3710.98
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services51520.9963591.06
Wholesale Trade1211450.831411331.06
Retail Trade4064390.925315181.02
Accommodation and Food Services3063150.973523521.00
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2122061.032272261.01
Information Media and Telecommunications28231.2125260.96
Financial and Insurance Services62650.9577780.98
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services90960.9439341.12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2162081.042021841.09
Administrative and Support Services93911.021101051.05
Public Administration and Safety2342620.891781920.93
Education and Training3914460.884164450.94
Health Care and Social Assistance5344771.125665451.04
Arts and Recreation Services14170.8232281.11
Other Services3233111.042292291.00
Total industries4,9525,1330.965,2275,2201.00

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. 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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