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Coorong District Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Coorong District Council area in 2018/19 was 0.93, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Transport, Postal and Warehousing had the highest ratio (1.10), while the lowest ratio was found in Arts and Recreation Services (0.30).

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 Coorong District 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
Coorong District Council area2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9951,0090.991,0971,0471.05
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services29420.708230.36
Wholesale Trade54740.7371880.81
Retail Trade1571840.861811990.91
Accommodation and Food Services1301181.101131190.95
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1391261.101221620.75
Information Media and Telecommunications17190.898190.45
Financial and Insurance Services13250.5519320.59
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services12230.5213180.72
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services32460.6932490.66
Administrative and Support Services18240.7623330.69
Public Administration and Safety1001030.97861010.85
Education and Training1601521.051581531.04
Health Care and Social Assistance1982120.931872170.87
Arts and Recreation Services3110.3017200.85
Other Services58620.9559670.87
Total industries2,4132,5950.932,3632,6110.91

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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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