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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Gunnedah Shire in 2018/19 was 0.88, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest ratio (3.47), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.31).

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 Shire2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0461,1810.899098871.02
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services59600.9867780.86
Wholesale Trade1932250.861741970.88
Retail Trade5105800.885005050.99
Accommodation and Food Services4003571.123843900.98
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2892571.122592451.06
Information Media and Telecommunications20270.7536410.88
Financial and Insurance Services58780.7471730.98
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services57173.4776820.93
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2362680.882021991.01
Administrative and Support Services1351550.871491650.90
Public Administration and Safety2873130.922732810.97
Education and Training4674890.954394411.00
Health Care and Social Assistance6347380.865155550.93
Arts and Recreation Services48650.7347500.95
Other Services2571751.472602710.96
Total industries5,4906,2580.885,3725,9260.91

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. 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.

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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