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Meander Valley Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Meander Valley Council area in 2017/18 was 0.71, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Arts and Recreation Services had the highest ratio (2.03), while the lowest ratio was found in Financial and Insurance Services (0.13).

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 Meander Valley 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 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
Meander Valley Council area2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0811,0591.028819020.98
Mining701580.45371450.25
Manufacturing5307130.746538640.76
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services601270.48681410.48
Construction7057760.915947720.77
Wholesale Trade1812510.722024150.49
Retail Trade9261,1390.816101,0310.59
Accommodation and Food Services5046420.795085780.88
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1994870.412034450.46
Information Media and Telecommunications24980.2519860.22
Financial and Insurance Services282240.13362820.13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services30970.31511210.42
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1623770.431463380.43
Administrative and Support Services1452400.611512540.59
Public Administration and Safety2865430.532705040.54
Education and Training3747860.483866720.58
Health Care and Social Assistance8711,3260.665111,1110.46
Arts and Recreation Services4312132.033511801.95
Other Services1703510.481593550.45

The Northern Tasmania region includes the following 8 LGAs; Break O'Day (M), Dorset (M), Flinders (M), George Town (M), Launceston (C), Meander Valley (M), Northern Midlands (M) & West Tamar (M).

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: 351 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 213 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,326 Education and Training, Employed residents: 786 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 543 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 240 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 377 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 97 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 224 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 98 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 487 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 642 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,139 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 251 Construction, Employed residents: 776 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 127 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 713 Mining, Employed residents: 158 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,059 Other Services, Local jobs: 170 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 431 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 871 Education and Training, Local jobs: 374 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 286 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 145 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 162 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 30 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 28 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 24 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 199 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 504 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 926 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 181 Construction, Local jobs: 705 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 60 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 530 Mining, Local jobs: 70 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,081
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 2012/13
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and  2012/13 Other Services, 2012/13: 0.45 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 1.95 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.46 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.58 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.54 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.59 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.43 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.42 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.13 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.22 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.46 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.88 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.59 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.49 Construction, 2012/13: 0.77 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.48 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.76 Mining, 2012/13: 0.25 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 0.98 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.48 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 2.03 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.66 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.48 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.53 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.61 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.43 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.31 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.13 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.25 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.41 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.79 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.81 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.72 Construction, 2017/18: 0.91 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.48 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.74 Mining, 2017/18: 0.45 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 1.02
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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