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Dorset Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Dorset Council area in 2018/19 was 0.88, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest ratio (1.02), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.15).

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 Dorset Council 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment capacity by industry
Dorset Council area2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6577300.907106881.03
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services28271.0221320.67
Wholesale Trade84920.91961050.91
Retail Trade2562790.922552501.02
Accommodation and Food Services2122101.012022011.01
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1401720.821571720.91
Information Media and Telecommunications18180.9816210.77
Financial and Insurance Services17200.8620191.04
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services17200.8722300.73
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services57770.7366750.87
Administrative and Support Services51540.9558590.99
Public Administration and Safety1321610.821531590.96
Education and Training1531910.801751790.98
Health Care and Social Assistance1892340.811882030.92
Arts and Recreation Services42430.9640341.16
Other Services85960.8990960.94
Total industries2,5992,9510.882,7062,8890.94

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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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