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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Murchison Area in 2018/19 was 0.94, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (2.02), while the lowest ratio was found in Information Media and Telecommunications (0.56).

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 the Murchison 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment capacity by industry
Murchison Area2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,7371,7600.991,6711,6731.00
Mining1,6418112.022,1121,1121.90
Manufacturing1,5511,6090.961,5821,7160.92
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1211191.021131560.73
Construction1,0529161.158839320.95
Wholesale Trade4053551.144584351.05
Retail Trade9481,1970.799991,1930.84
Accommodation and Food Services7557660.998118131.00
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4305740.754686300.74
Information Media and Telecommunications721300.56691250.55
Financial and Insurance Services831350.62871480.59
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services871320.66991380.72
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2363110.762333010.77
Administrative and Support Services2553140.812603440.76
Public Administration and Safety3685570.663765760.65
Education and Training7801,0460.757949610.83
Health Care and Social Assistance8541,2280.708341,1280.74
Arts and Recreation Services1091360.80831120.74
Other Services3123990.783464270.81
Total industries11,79512,4930.9412,27912,9210.95

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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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