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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the NSROC Region in 2020/21 was 1.15, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Information Media and Telecommunications had the highest ratio (1.85), while the lowest ratio was found in Financial and Insurance Services (0.59).

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 NSROC Region 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

Comparison year:
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Employment capacity by industry
NSROC Region2020/212015/16
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9049680.931,2131,1751.03
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,6333,2520.812,3902,3121.03
Wholesale Trade19,25415,2331.2623,75515,6601.52
Retail Trade34,00529,4131.1631,47927,2911.15
Accommodation and Food Services22,66419,2341.1820,32118,7061.09
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,5729,8140.778,2119,4500.87
Information Media and Telecommunications25,35713,7241.8524,81015,0261.65
Financial and Insurance Services21,64636,4330.5916,64333,2460.50
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7,8659,5170.837,5968,5390.89
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services85,26071,2951.2060,87957,8341.05
Administrative and Support Services13,97211,1091.2613,41611,3171.19
Public Administration and Safety15,27815,8160.9713,00814,6810.89
Education and Training40,52134,8521.1635,38232,3841.09
Health Care and Social Assistance57,32146,0241.2553,22542,2911.26
Arts and Recreation Services6,9416,4971.075,8245,9370.98
Other Services13,23710,7971.2313,38010,3791.29
Total industries424,673370,2001.15378,796340,0541.11

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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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