Meander Valley Council

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Meander Valley Council in 2021/22 was 0.58, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Arts and Recreation Services had the highest ratio (1.74), while the lowest ratio was found in Financial and Insurance Services (0.10).

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 Meander Valley Council 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
Meander Valley Council2021/222016/17
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1051,1480.969939921.00
Mining501570.32671740.38
Manufacturing6097600.805337950.67
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services381630.23451240.36
Construction7239240.786068110.75
Wholesale Trade1523410.451902990.64
Retail Trade5591,1380.495841,0210.57
Accommodation and Food Services5447160.765056010.84
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2315840.402194780.46
Information Media and Telecommunications21700.3128990.28
Financial and Insurance Services252450.10332540.13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services431110.3932990.33
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2125080.421874160.45
Administrative and Support Services1582540.621422270.63
Public Administration and Safety2035440.372714910.55
Education and Training5039020.563677020.52
Health Care and Social Assistance5281,5130.358401,2470.67
Arts and Recreation Services2941691.743601931.86
Other Services1534490.341563280.48
Total industries6,15110,6960.586,1589,3520.66

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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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