Kyogle Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Kyogle Council area in 2019/20 was 0.87, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Wholesale Trade had the highest ratio (1.26), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0).

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 Kyogle Council area 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
Kyogle Council area2019/202014/15
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7737291.066586630.99
Mining0600330
Manufacturing2384140.582353450.68
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services40600.6637470.80
Construction3103670.852392770.86
Wholesale Trade82651.261041031.01
Retail Trade2733390.813193560.90
Accommodation and Food Services1231760.701321600.82
Transport, Postal and Warehousing56970.58771240.62
Information Media and Telecommunications29261.1015390.40
Financial and Insurance Services15170.8923310.75
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services17350.4823410.56
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services851230.69921260.73
Administrative and Support Services54660.8157830.69
Public Administration and Safety1241630.761171490.78
Education and Training3253320.983663401.08
Health Care and Social Assistance5395201.043035000.61
Arts and Recreation Services59730.8144490.91
Other Services911120.81961150.83
Total industries3,2333,7220.872,9383,5790.82

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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