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Berri Barmera Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Berri Barmera Council area in 2019/20 was 1.06, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest ratio (1.55), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0).

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 Berri Barmera 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
Berri Barmera Council area2019/202014/15
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4235000.855326220.86
Mining02700400
Manufacturing5086480.785366510.82
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services152981.55142861.66
Construction3123220.971731800.96
Wholesale Trade83801.041101120.98
Retail Trade6394871.315505071.09
Accommodation and Food Services2843050.933003240.93
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1001640.611261800.70
Information Media and Telecommunications44520.8618380.46
Financial and Insurance Services85631.3691641.41
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services41371.1241341.20
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2121731.231481191.24
Administrative and Support Services1772360.751612010.80
Public Administration and Safety3652761.323432611.31
Education and Training4083591.144053581.13
Health Care and Social Assistance9667211.348926511.37
Arts and Recreation Services26290.8818210.88
Other Services2071851.122302141.07
Total industries5,0334,7631.064,8144,6621.03

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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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