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District Council of Elliston

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the District Council of Elliston in 2018/19 was 1.03, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Information Media and Telecommunications had the highest ratio (6.17), while the lowest ratio was found in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (0.03).

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 Elliston 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 Elliston2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2432381.022712301.18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services110.77120.49
Wholesale Trade790.7714180.79
Retail Trade19240.8126330.78
Accommodation and Food Services39301.2640361.13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing20250.7825370.67
Information Media and Telecommunications006.17000
Financial and Insurance Services110.68220.82
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services000.03000.01
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services560.92890.90
Administrative and Support Services8100.85480.51
Public Administration and Safety27132.0222131.71
Education and Training41381.0740381.05
Health Care and Social Assistance52431.1949481.02
Arts and Recreation Services570.67460.72
Other Services11120.9010110.93
Total industries5134981.035465221.05

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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