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West Tamar Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the West Tamar Council area in 2018/19 was 0.41, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (0.79), while the lowest ratio was found in Financial and Insurance Services (0.07).

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 West Tamar 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
West Tamar Council area2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2753470.793133670.85
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services531870.28501950.26
Wholesale Trade673740.181043830.27
Retail Trade5101,3240.395511,1830.47
Accommodation and Food Services4017750.524147100.58
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1885020.372194520.48
Information Media and Telecommunications381650.23392010.19
Financial and Insurance Services223060.07463180.15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services481770.27621640.38
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1595640.281704870.35
Administrative and Support Services1362680.511702900.59
Public Administration and Safety1637290.221576690.23
Education and Training5531,2730.436281,1530.54
Health Care and Social Assistance9851,6560.595141,4540.35
Arts and Recreation Services1192360.51741630.45
Other Services1774930.361944750.41
Total industries4,67811,5280.414,60310,7270.43

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