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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Gunnedah Shire in 2019/20 was 0.86, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest ratio (4.98), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.28).

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 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 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
Gunnedah Shire2019/202014/15
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8941,0060.899108861.03
Mining2518990.282857450.38
Manufacturing3233241.003463970.87
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services49431.15871020.85
Construction2953050.972462550.96
Wholesale Trade2753010.911621900.86
Retail Trade4985300.945075051.00
Accommodation and Food Services3683441.074064130.98
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2792820.992622431.08
Information Media and Telecommunications28281.0130320.93
Financial and Insurance Services56720.7771760.93
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services60124.9883890.93
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2172340.932292300.99
Administrative and Support Services1211400.871741910.91
Public Administration and Safety2642581.032732880.95
Education and Training4284570.944654670.99
Health Care and Social Assistance5936600.905566000.93
Arts and Recreation Services23270.8340450.89
Other Services2582321.112762870.96
Total industries5,2816,1540.865,4076,0420.89

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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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