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Mid North Region

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Mid North Region in 2017/18 was 0.98, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest ratio (1.42), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.42).

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 Mid North Region 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 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.

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Employment capacity by industry
Mid North Region2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,1822,0911.042,1242,0021.06
Mining741770.42601930.31
Manufacturing1,3751,1911.151,0791,0681.01
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services69481.421041200.87
Construction5887320.803949130.43
Wholesale Trade3403520.973443790.91
Retail Trade7928340.958028130.99
Accommodation and Food Services5645221.085615591.00
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3814630.823313950.84
Information Media and Telecommunications961160.83911180.77
Financial and Insurance Services1131180.961321450.91
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services60551.0866790.83
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2392670.891962310.85
Administrative and Support Services2632890.912092490.84
Public Administration and Safety2873340.863383700.91
Education and Training7827731.016466351.02
Health Care and Social Assistance1,0271,0450.988969140.98
Arts and Recreation Services1121280.8792940.98
Other Services2782870.972692980.90

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2017/18
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 Other Services, Employed residents: 287 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 128 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,045 Education and Training, Employed residents: 773 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 334 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 289 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 267 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 55 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 118 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 116 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 463 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 522 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 834 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 352 Construction, Employed residents: 732 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 48 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 1,191 Mining, Employed residents: 177 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 2,091 Other Services, Local jobs: 278 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 112 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 1,027 Education and Training, Local jobs: 782 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 287 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 263 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 239 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 60 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 113 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 96 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 381 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 564 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 792 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 340 Construction, Local jobs: 588 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 69 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,375 Mining, Local jobs: 74 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 2,182
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and 2012/13
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and  2012/13 Other Services, 2012/13: 0.90 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.98 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.98 Education and Training, 2012/13: 1.02 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.91 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.84 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.85 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.83 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.91 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.77 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.84 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 1.00 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.99 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.91 Construction, 2012/13: 0.43 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.87 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 1.01 Mining, 2012/13: 0.31 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.06 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.97 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.87 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.98 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.01 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.86 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.91 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.89 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 1.08 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.96 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.83 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.82 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 1.08 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.95 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.97 Construction, 2017/18: 0.80 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 1.42 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 1.15 Mining, 2017/18: 0.42 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 1.04
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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