RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Port Pirie Regional Council area in 2018/19 was 1.01, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Manufacturing had the highest ratio (1.41), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.23).

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 Port Pirie Regional 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
Port Pirie Regional Council area2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2922811.043413460.98
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1521630.931241330.93
Wholesale Trade1541331.151481680.88
Retail Trade9369910.948708671.00
Accommodation and Food Services4874551.074724621.02
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2192820.783163490.91
Information Media and Telecommunications37351.0481731.11
Financial and Insurance Services901000.8994980.95
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services45490.9268720.95
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1281330.961271261.01
Administrative and Support Services1982160.921842020.91
Public Administration and Safety3793980.953593830.94
Education and Training6706431.045925551.07
Health Care and Social Assistance1,4261,3791.031,2001,1361.06
Arts and Recreation Services47600.8038510.75
Other Services2792870.972602541.02
Total industries7,2867,1871.017,0037,2060.97

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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RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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