RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Yorke Peninsula Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Yorke Peninsula Council area in 2018/19 was 0.94, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest ratio (1.46), while the lowest ratio was found in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (0.52).

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 Yorke Peninsula 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
Yorke Peninsula Council area2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,0751,0251.051,2341,2141.02
Mining751420.531211450.83
Manufacturing2212610.852342770.84
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services38740.5239530.73
Construction2492870.872182640.83
Wholesale Trade1091081.01901100.82
Retail Trade3744360.863964160.95
Accommodation and Food Services2982961.013053150.97
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1341650.811742190.80
Information Media and Telecommunications21220.9440410.98
Financial and Insurance Services48530.9045510.89
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services33231.4637371.01
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services991150.86871010.87
Administrative and Support Services1201210.991031090.95
Public Administration and Safety1821960.931561740.90
Education and Training3643341.093022931.03
Health Care and Social Assistance5485570.984774651.03
Arts and Recreation Services27350.7528360.78
Other Services1661760.941451560.93
Total industries4,1824,4260.944,2324,4740.95

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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