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Rural City of Murray Bridge

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Rural City of Murray Bridge in 2018/19 was 1.10, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Arts and Recreation Services had the highest ratio (1.89), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.38).

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 Rural City of Murray Bridge 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
Rural City of Murray Bridge2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0258641.199408761.07
Mining471230.38411270.32
Manufacturing1,5351,4511.061,2881,1871.08
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1431510.95991090.91
Construction8037221.114434421.00
Wholesale Trade6613791.745034401.14
Retail Trade1,2731,2511.021,1721,1021.06
Accommodation and Food Services5525630.985034881.03
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3944120.965575271.06
Information Media and Telecommunications1261141.101451271.14
Financial and Insurance Services1071210.881271350.95
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1631511.08112991.13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2022340.861761950.90
Administrative and Support Services2542810.902862910.98
Public Administration and Safety7485851.286414881.32
Education and Training7265871.246694881.37
Health Care and Social Assistance1,3221,1781.121,1791,0311.14
Arts and Recreation Services2291211.891881251.50
Other Services4224370.973643740.97
Total industries10,7309,7251.109,4358,6501.09

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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