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District Council of Karoonda East Murray

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the District Council of Karoonda East Murray in 2018/19 was 0.96, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest ratio (2.74), while the lowest ratio was found in Manufacturing (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 District Council of Karoonda East Murray 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 Karoonda East Murray2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2392510.952672501.07
Mining50560.89290.25
Manufacturing01104100.45
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services002.74000.87
Construction21181.1919220.87
Wholesale Trade18141.3521161.34
Retail Trade26280.9225300.84
Accommodation and Food Services16190.8720210.94
Transport, Postal and Warehousing21290.7227320.85
Information Media and Telecommunications670.76260.32
Financial and Insurance Services340.73230.77
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services000.66000.22
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services670.91981.07
Administrative and Support Services570.79470.50
Public Administration and Safety35211.7222230.98
Education and Training46411.1039391.01
Health Care and Social Assistance68720.9476800.95
Arts and Recreation Services470.63470.56
Other Services16170.9412150.77
Total industries5826090.965555770.96

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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