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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Livingstone Shire Council area in 2019/20 was 0.65, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Manufacturing had the highest ratio (1.06), while the lowest ratio was found in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (0.15).

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 Livingstone Shire 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
Livingstone Shire Council area2019/202014/15
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,7321,9820.876486700.97
Mining2641,4920.182291,6570.14
Manufacturing6456081.066947490.93
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services422800.15824060.20
Construction1,8462,8870.649901,7420.57
Wholesale Trade1603940.412154640.46
Retail Trade1,0231,4810.691,1521,6260.71
Accommodation and Food Services1,0011,1840.841,1221,2660.89
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2215740.383136970.45
Information Media and Telecommunications36810.44511100.47
Financial and Insurance Services1151740.661272420.52
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1942830.692072790.74
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3665360.683476460.54
Administrative and Support Services2813420.823285000.66
Public Administration and Safety7699660.806621,0540.63
Education and Training1,3202,0150.661,1931,8640.64
Health Care and Social Assistance9561,6480.581,0241,9850.52
Arts and Recreation Services1702350.721471860.79
Other Services4066030.674187390.56
Total industries11,54817,7670.659,95016,8850.59

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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