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Renmark Paringa Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Renmark Paringa Council area in 2018/19 was 0.99, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Transport, Postal and Warehousing had the highest ratio (1.95), 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 Renmark Paringa 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
Renmark Paringa Council area2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9779850.999289161.01
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services55910.6042790.53
Wholesale Trade1461470.991511511.00
Retail Trade4865390.904534740.95
Accommodation and Food Services4773421.393503001.17
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4182141.952121961.08
Information Media and Telecommunications51391.3056521.08
Financial and Insurance Services51770.6649760.64
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services45470.9538371.05
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services811130.7260930.65
Administrative and Support Services2762401.152562351.09
Public Administration and Safety961660.58811410.57
Education and Training2853250.882602640.98
Health Care and Social Assistance3425110.673124610.68
Arts and Recreation Services27360.7627360.76
Other Services1391480.941161360.86
Total industries4,6114,6700.993,9844,3580.91

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id informed decisions. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more.

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