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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Gunnedah Shire in 2016/17 was 0.89, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Transport, Postal and Warehousing had the highest ratio (1.14), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.29).

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 Gunnedah 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 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.

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Employment capacity by industry
Gunnedah Shire2016/172011/12
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8207911.049189041.01
Mining2267860.295118210.62
Manufacturing3874330.893894140.94
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1241240.9955700.78
Construction2532700.943143021.04
Wholesale Trade1972170.912072290.90
Retail Trade4644431.055165230.99
Accommodation and Food Services4114270.963573620.98
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2962591.142702720.99
Information Media and Telecommunications42421.0042490.86
Financial and Insurance Services65720.9175681.10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services68720.9477830.93
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2022021.001871821.03
Administrative and Support Services1351520.891361450.94
Public Administration and Safety3353590.932742751.00
Education and Training4344361.004084091.00
Health Care and Social Assistance5656220.914584930.93
Arts and Recreation Services66710.9357531.07
Other Services3323450.962382480.96

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2016/17
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 Other Services, Employed residents: 345 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 71 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 622 Education and Training, Employed residents: 436 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 359 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 152 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 202 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 72 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 72 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 42 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 259 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 427 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 443 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 217 Construction, Employed residents: 270 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 124 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 433 Mining, Employed residents: 786 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 791 Other Services, Local jobs: 332 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 66 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 565 Education and Training, Local jobs: 434 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 335 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 135 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 202 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 68 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 65 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 42 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 296 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 411 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 464 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 197 Construction, Local jobs: 253 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 124 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 387 Mining, Local jobs: 226 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 820
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 and 2011/12
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 and  2011/12 Other Services, 2011/12: 0.96 Arts and Recreation Services, 2011/12: 1.07 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2011/12: 0.93 Education and Training, 2011/12: 1.00 Public Administration and Safety, 2011/12: 1.00 Administrative and Support Services, 2011/12: 0.94 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2011/12: 1.03 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2011/12: 0.93 Financial and Insurance Services, 2011/12: 1.10 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2011/12: 0.86 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2011/12: 0.99 Accommodation and Food Services, 2011/12: 0.98 Retail Trade, 2011/12: 0.99 Wholesale Trade, 2011/12: 0.90 Construction, 2011/12: 1.04 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2011/12: 0.78 Manufacturing, 2011/12: 0.94 Mining, 2011/12: 0.62 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2011/12: 1.01 Other Services, 2016/17: 0.96 Arts and Recreation Services, 2016/17: 0.93 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2016/17: 0.91 Education and Training, 2016/17: 1.00 Public Administration and Safety, 2016/17: 0.93 Administrative and Support Services, 2016/17: 0.89 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2016/17: 1.00 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2016/17: 0.94 Financial and Insurance Services, 2016/17: 0.91 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2016/17: 1.00 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2016/17: 1.14 Accommodation and Food Services, 2016/17: 0.96 Retail Trade, 2016/17: 1.05 Wholesale Trade, 2016/17: 0.91 Construction, 2016/17: 0.94 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2016/17: 0.99 Manufacturing, 2016/17: 0.89 Mining, 2016/17: 0.29 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2016/17: 1.04
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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