Shire of Murray

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Shire of Murray in 2022/23 was 0.94, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Manufacturing had the highest ratio (2.10), while the lowest ratio was found in Information Media and Telecommunications (0.11).

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 Shire of Murray 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
Shire of Murray2022/232017/18
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3202801.144293661.17
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services169941.801411051.33
Wholesale Trade851630.521051140.92
Retail Trade4717330.644977600.65
Accommodation and Food Services5035051.004734970.95
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1363050.451063040.35
Information Media and Telecommunications6580.117380.18
Financial and Insurance Services61670.9049820.60
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1701441.18821240.67
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2562511.021612540.63
Administrative and Support Services2352231.051802300.78
Public Administration and Safety3313560.932063640.57
Education and Training7366791.094735750.82
Health Care and Social Assistance4839230.524257090.60
Arts and Recreation Services2322191.062092310.91
Other Services2754100.672263390.67
Total industries8,0388,5730.946,6527,5240.88

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