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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Light Regional Council in 2017/18 was 0.69, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (1.36), while the lowest ratio was found in Financial and Insurance Services (0.11).

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 Light Regional Council 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
Light Regional Council2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9466961.368707111.22
Mining80791.02631330.47
Manufacturing1,2781,2041.061,0291,2910.80
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services36660.5519550.35
Construction5395181.043865000.77
Wholesale Trade1291970.661652390.69
Retail Trade2788140.342117680.28
Accommodation and Food Services2994250.702644340.61
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2395380.442834040.70
Information Media and Telecommunications681310.52501130.45
Financial and Insurance Services121090.11221330.17
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services38820.4633740.45
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2012780.721662720.61
Administrative and Support Services1863360.551062720.39
Public Administration and Safety1415900.241094900.22
Education and Training7007210.975755790.99
Health Care and Social Assistance3351,0330.322908300.35
Arts and Recreation Services471430.33631190.53
Other Services1833240.561482560.58

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: 324 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 143 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,033 Education and Training, Employed residents: 721 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 590 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 336 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 278 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 82 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 109 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 131 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 538 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 425 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 814 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 197 Construction, Employed residents: 518 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 66 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 1,204 Mining, Employed residents: 79 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 696 Other Services, Local jobs: 183 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 47 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 335 Education and Training, Local jobs: 700 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 141 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 186 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 201 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 38 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 12 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 68 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 239 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 299 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 278 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 129 Construction, Local jobs: 539 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 36 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,278 Mining, Local jobs: 80 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 946
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: 0.58 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.53 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.35 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.99 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.22 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.39 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.61 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.45 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.17 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.45 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.70 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.61 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.28 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.69 Construction, 2012/13: 0.77 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.35 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.80 Mining, 2012/13: 0.47 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.22 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.56 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.33 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.32 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.97 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.24 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.55 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.72 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.46 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.11 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.52 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.44 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.70 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.34 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.66 Construction, 2017/18: 1.04 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.55 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 1.06 Mining, 2017/18: 1.02 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 1.36
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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