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West Tamar Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for 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 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 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
West Tamar Council area2018/192013/14
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2753470.793133670.85
Mining1142230.512382860.83
Manufacturing2239480.242869910.29
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services531870.28501950.26
Construction4479790.463757870.48
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

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) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2018/19
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 Other Services, Employed residents: 493 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 236 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,656 Education and Training, Employed residents: 1,273 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 729 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 268 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 564 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 177 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 306 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 165 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 502 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 775 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,324 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 374 Construction, Employed residents: 979 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 187 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 948 Mining, Employed residents: 223 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 347 Other Services, Local jobs: 177 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 119 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 985 Education and Training, Local jobs: 553 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 163 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 136 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 159 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 48 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 22 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 38 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 188 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 401 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 510 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 67 Construction, Local jobs: 447 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 53 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 223 Mining, Local jobs: 114 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 275
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and 2013/14
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and  2013/14 Other Services, 2013/14: 0.41 Arts and Recreation Services, 2013/14: 0.45 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2013/14: 0.35 Education and Training, 2013/14: 0.54 Public Administration and Safety, 2013/14: 0.23 Administrative and Support Services, 2013/14: 0.59 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2013/14: 0.35 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2013/14: 0.38 Financial and Insurance Services, 2013/14: 0.15 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2013/14: 0.19 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2013/14: 0.48 Accommodation and Food Services, 2013/14: 0.58 Retail Trade, 2013/14: 0.47 Wholesale Trade, 2013/14: 0.27 Construction, 2013/14: 0.48 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2013/14: 0.26 Manufacturing, 2013/14: 0.29 Mining, 2013/14: 0.83 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2013/14: 0.85 Other Services, 2018/19: 0.36 Arts and Recreation Services, 2018/19: 0.51 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2018/19: 0.59 Education and Training, 2018/19: 0.43 Public Administration and Safety, 2018/19: 0.22 Administrative and Support Services, 2018/19: 0.51 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2018/19: 0.28 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2018/19: 0.27 Financial and Insurance Services, 2018/19: 0.07 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2018/19: 0.23 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2018/19: 0.37 Accommodation and Food Services, 2018/19: 0.52 Retail Trade, 2018/19: 0.39 Wholesale Trade, 2018/19: 0.18 Construction, 2018/19: 0.46 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2018/19: 0.28 Manufacturing, 2018/19: 0.24 Mining, 2018/19: 0.51 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2018/19: 0.79
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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