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District Council of Loxton Waikerie

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the District Council of Loxton Waikerie in 2019/20 was 0.89, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (1.04), while the lowest ratio was found in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (0.34).

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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie 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
District Council of Loxton Waikerie2019/202014/15
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,3371,2911.041,5531,4971.04
Mining10210.4915530.27
Manufacturing5535351.034934491.10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services24720.3422770.29
Construction3403740.913323630.91
Wholesale Trade891120.801181430.83
Retail Trade4305450.794705410.87
Accommodation and Food Services2022530.802082470.84
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1802290.792112470.85
Information Media and Telecommunications25320.7724370.65
Financial and Insurance Services54560.9662710.87
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services26390.6728350.81
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1471790.82991220.81
Administrative and Support Services2512451.022362251.05
Public Administration and Safety1072160.49992070.48
Education and Training3724610.813514300.82
Health Care and Social Assistance6697670.875946740.88
Arts and Recreation Services49580.8530320.94
Other Services1721810.951842010.91
Total industries5,0395,6680.895,1305,6510.91

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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