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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the 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 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 Shire2018/192013/14
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0461,1810.899098871.02
Mining2126770.313237250.45
Manufacturing2872890.993574040.88
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services59600.9867780.86
Construction2953050.973293370.98
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

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2018/19
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 Other Services, Employed residents: 175 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 65 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 738 Education and Training, Employed residents: 489 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 313 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 155 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 268 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 17 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 78 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 27 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 257 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 357 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 580 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 225 Construction, Employed residents: 305 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 60 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 289 Mining, Employed residents: 677 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,181 Other Services, Local jobs: 257 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 48 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 634 Education and Training, Local jobs: 467 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 287 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 135 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 236 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 57 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 58 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 20 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 289 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 400 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 510 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 193 Construction, Local jobs: 295 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 59 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 287 Mining, Local jobs: 212 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,046
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and 2013/14
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and  2013/14 Other Services, 2013/14: 0.96 Arts and Recreation Services, 2013/14: 0.95 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2013/14: 0.93 Education and Training, 2013/14: 1.00 Public Administration and Safety, 2013/14: 0.97 Administrative and Support Services, 2013/14: 0.90 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2013/14: 1.01 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2013/14: 0.93 Financial and Insurance Services, 2013/14: 0.98 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2013/14: 0.88 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2013/14: 1.06 Accommodation and Food Services, 2013/14: 0.98 Retail Trade, 2013/14: 0.99 Wholesale Trade, 2013/14: 0.88 Construction, 2013/14: 0.98 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2013/14: 0.86 Manufacturing, 2013/14: 0.88 Mining, 2013/14: 0.45 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2013/14: 1.02 Other Services, 2018/19: 1.47 Arts and Recreation Services, 2018/19: 0.73 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2018/19: 0.86 Education and Training, 2018/19: 0.95 Public Administration and Safety, 2018/19: 0.92 Administrative and Support Services, 2018/19: 0.87 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2018/19: 0.88 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2018/19: 3.47 Financial and Insurance Services, 2018/19: 0.74 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2018/19: 0.75 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2018/19: 1.12 Accommodation and Food Services, 2018/19: 1.12 Retail Trade, 2018/19: 0.88 Wholesale Trade, 2018/19: 0.86 Construction, 2018/19: 0.97 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2018/19: 0.98 Manufacturing, 2018/19: 0.99 Mining, 2018/19: 0.31 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2018/19: 0.89
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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