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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Gunnedah Shire in 2017/18 was 0.89, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest ratio (1.53), 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 Shire2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9549690.989128961.02
Mining2879880.294348260.53
Manufacturing2502770.903754100.92
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services961050.9155680.81
Construction2902521.153763451.09
Wholesale Trade2182290.951802000.90
Retail Trade4884251.155255310.99
Accommodation and Food Services3873051.273923990.98
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2412111.142702621.03
Information Media and Telecommunications11130.8737450.83
Financial and Insurance Services70890.7975741.02
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services59381.5381870.93
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2272380.952032001.02
Administrative and Support Services1421710.831341480.90
Public Administration and Safety2892940.982842920.97
Education and Training4834671.034424450.99
Health Care and Social Assistance6427550.855095480.93
Arts and Recreation Services65740.8753521.02
Other Services2812511.122602710.96

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2017/18
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 Other Services, Employed residents: 251 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 74 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 755 Education and Training, Employed residents: 467 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 294 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 171 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 238 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 38 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 89 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 13 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 211 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 305 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 425 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 229 Construction, Employed residents: 252 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 105 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 277 Mining, Employed residents: 988 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 969 Other Services, Local jobs: 281 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 65 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 642 Education and Training, Local jobs: 483 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 289 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 142 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 227 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 59 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 70 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 11 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 241 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 387 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 488 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 218 Construction, Local jobs: 290 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 96 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 250 Mining, Local jobs: 287 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 954
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and 2012/13
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and  2012/13 Other Services, 2012/13: 0.96 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 1.02 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.93 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.99 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.97 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.90 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 1.02 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.93 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 1.02 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.83 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 1.03 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.98 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.99 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.90 Construction, 2012/13: 1.09 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.81 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.92 Mining, 2012/13: 0.53 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.02 Other Services, 2017/18: 1.12 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.87 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.85 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.03 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.98 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.83 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.95 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 1.53 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.79 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.87 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 1.14 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 1.27 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 1.15 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.95 Construction, 2017/18: 1.15 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.91 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.90 Mining, 2017/18: 0.29 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.98
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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