Murweh Shire

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Murweh Shire in 2022/23 was 0.99, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest ratio (1.59), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0).

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 Murweh Shire 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
Murweh Shire2022/232017/18
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2622650.993513540.99
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services27320.8413131.07
Wholesale Trade72840.8676780.97
Retail Trade1631870.872052120.97
Accommodation and Food Services1071120.951231240.99
Transport, Postal and Warehousing75790.9487900.97
Information Media and Telecommunications690.659100.90
Financial and Insurance Services16151.0912120.98
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1171.5913111.12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services69601.1444411.05
Administrative and Support Services44441.0149490.99
Public Administration and Safety2192181.002132141.00
Education and Training1571640.961941970.98
Health Care and Social Assistance3342981.122962781.06
Arts and Recreation Services25221.1413140.93
Other Services94881.0772720.99
Total industries1,9031,9190.992,0582,0890.99

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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