Kyogle Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Kyogle Council area in 2018/19 was 0.83, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (1.06), 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 area2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7507071.066406440.99
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services39600.6650600.82
Wholesale Trade1021360.751371420.96
Retail Trade2853740.763173620.88
Accommodation and Food Services1281670.771291630.79
Transport, Postal and Warehousing711370.52941450.65
Information Media and Telecommunications31301.0522530.43
Financial and Insurance Services32380.8428450.63
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services18390.4624410.59
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services841170.72921230.75
Administrative and Support Services50670.7557760.75
Public Administration and Safety1211550.781141540.74
Education and Training3503461.013633401.07
Health Care and Social Assistance3864990.772994970.60
Arts and Recreation Services761040.7353560.96
Other Services84990.851021230.82
Total industries3,1243,7640.833,0203,7000.82

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.

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