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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Murchison Area in 2017/18 was 0.96, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (2.04), while the lowest ratio was found in Information Media and Telecommunications (0.59).

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 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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Employment capacity by industry
Murchison Area2017/182000/01
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,8991,9260.992,0452,0780.98
Mining1,8198912.041,1029731.13
Manufacturing1,5031,6220.931,4911,6610.90
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1071260.8570920.76
Construction9937571.315325440.98
Wholesale Trade3553221.105364971.08
Retail Trade1,0351,2320.841,0821,2270.88
Accommodation and Food Services7788070.968488181.04
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4595820.794585960.77
Information Media and Telecommunications801350.59651110.59
Financial and Insurance Services911400.65771220.63
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services901300.691181420.84
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2252820.802232500.89
Administrative and Support Services3023690.823403241.05
Public Administration and Safety3655320.693214600.70
Education and Training8531,0730.797588600.88
Health Care and Social Assistance9221,3020.718081,1440.71
Arts and Recreation Services1401570.8979870.91
Other Services3354450.753353930.85

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2017/18
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 Other Services, Employed residents: 445 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 157 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,302 Education and Training, Employed residents: 1,073 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 532 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 369 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 282 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 130 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 140 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 135 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 582 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 807 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,232 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 322 Construction, Employed residents: 757 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 126 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 1,622 Mining, Employed residents: 891 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,926 Other Services, Local jobs: 335 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 140 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 922 Education and Training, Local jobs: 853 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 365 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 302 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 225 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 90 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 91 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 80 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 459 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 778 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 1,035 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 355 Construction, Local jobs: 993 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 107 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,503 Mining, Local jobs: 1,819 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,899
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and 2000/01
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and  2000/01 Other Services, 2000/01: 0.85 Arts and Recreation Services, 2000/01: 0.91 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2000/01: 0.71 Education and Training, 2000/01: 0.88 Public Administration and Safety, 2000/01: 0.70 Administrative and Support Services, 2000/01: 1.05 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2000/01: 0.89 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2000/01: 0.84 Financial and Insurance Services, 2000/01: 0.63 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2000/01: 0.59 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2000/01: 0.77 Accommodation and Food Services, 2000/01: 1.04 Retail Trade, 2000/01: 0.88 Wholesale Trade, 2000/01: 1.08 Construction, 2000/01: 0.98 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2000/01: 0.76 Manufacturing, 2000/01: 0.90 Mining, 2000/01: 1.13 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2000/01: 0.98 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.75 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.89 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.71 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.79 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.69 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.82 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.80 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.69 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.65 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.59 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.79 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.96 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.84 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.10 Construction, 2017/18: 1.31 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.85 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.93 Mining, 2017/18: 2.04 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.99
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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