RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Mid North Region

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Mid North Region in 2018/19 was 0.97, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Manufacturing had the highest ratio (1.26), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.39).

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 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
Mid North Region2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,1732,0091.082,2512,1541.05
Mining832110.39722010.36
Manufacturing1,1519161.261,1021,0701.03
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1041280.81971120.87
Construction6056950.873959040.44
Wholesale Trade3423810.903193410.94
Retail Trade7858830.897617710.99
Accommodation and Food Services5755581.035495421.01
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3384160.813424110.83
Information Media and Telecommunications55660.84771050.74
Financial and Insurance Services1401460.961251350.92
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services58531.0960780.77
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2382480.961992340.85
Administrative and Support Services2713000.902082450.85
Public Administration and Safety3394000.853173520.90
Education and Training7507880.956426251.03
Health Care and Social Assistance1,0461,1090.948979110.98
Arts and Recreation Services65840.7865680.97
Other Services3163620.872662980.89
Total industries9,4359,7520.978,7439,5570.91

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

economic profile