Leeton Shire

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Leeton Shire in 2022/23 was 0.91, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest ratio (1.51), while the lowest ratio was found in Wholesale Trade (0.64).

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 Leeton 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
Leeton Shire2022/232017/18
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5735611.025755790.99
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1081280.841371520.90
Wholesale Trade1191850.641321510.88
Retail Trade4135680.734314750.91
Accommodation and Food Services2963340.892762751.01
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2873480.822862970.96
Information Media and Telecommunications41490.8519230.83
Financial and Insurance Services51560.9149580.85
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services46301.5143421.03
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1391550.901731661.04
Administrative and Support Services1692000.851511501.00
Public Administration and Safety2712721.002262620.86
Education and Training6365881.085585541.01
Health Care and Social Assistance4755970.803974380.91
Arts and Recreation Services34410.8428300.96
Other Services2552890.882062210.93
Total industries5,2315,7440.915,1695,3480.97

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. 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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