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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Wagga Wagga City in 2016/17 was 1.01, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Public Administration and Safety had the highest ratio (1.16), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.48).

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 Wagga Wagga City 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment capacity by industry
Wagga Wagga City2016/172015/16
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4661,5870.922,2802,4720.92
Mining36760.4831620.50
Manufacturing2,3962,4061.002,5702,5421.01
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3393480.973403311.03
Construction2,6622,6491.003,1543,1611.00
Wholesale Trade1,0359741.061,0169301.09
Retail Trade3,5733,4871.023,5013,3721.04
Accommodation and Food Services2,8823,0100.962,4272,4890.97
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3761,4570.941,5271,5221.00
Information Media and Telecommunications4594331.065755561.03
Financial and Insurance Services5695770.995645710.99
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4884881.004394321.02
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3711,3930.981,2041,2011.00
Administrative and Support Services9119091.008828571.03
Public Administration and Safety3,7693,2441.163,7243,1011.20
Education and Training3,2943,4640.953,2483,3090.98
Health Care and Social Assistance5,3795,1761.045,1954,8451.07
Arts and Recreation Services4294201.023283201.02
Other Services1,3471,3061.031,2891,2341.04

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2016/17
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 Other Services, Employed residents: 1,306 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 420 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 5,176 Education and Training, Employed residents: 3,464 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 3,244 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 909 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 1,393 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 488 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 577 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 433 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 1,457 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 3,010 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 3,487 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 974 Construction, Employed residents: 2,649 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 348 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 2,406 Mining, Employed residents: 76 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,587 Other Services, Local jobs: 1,347 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 429 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 5,379 Education and Training, Local jobs: 3,294 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 3,769 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 911 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 1,371 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 488 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 569 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 459 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 1,376 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 2,882 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 3,573 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 1,035 Construction, Local jobs: 2,662 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 339 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 2,396 Mining, Local jobs: 36 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,466
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 and 2015/16
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 and  2015/16 Other Services, 2015/16: 1.04 Arts and Recreation Services, 2015/16: 1.02 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2015/16: 1.07 Education and Training, 2015/16: 0.98 Public Administration and Safety, 2015/16: 1.20 Administrative and Support Services, 2015/16: 1.03 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2015/16: 1.00 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2015/16: 1.02 Financial and Insurance Services, 2015/16: 0.99 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2015/16: 1.03 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2015/16: 1.00 Accommodation and Food Services, 2015/16: 0.97 Retail Trade, 2015/16: 1.04 Wholesale Trade, 2015/16: 1.09 Construction, 2015/16: 1.00 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2015/16: 1.03 Manufacturing, 2015/16: 1.01 Mining, 2015/16: 0.50 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2015/16: 0.92 Other Services, 2016/17: 1.03 Arts and Recreation Services, 2016/17: 1.02 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2016/17: 1.04 Education and Training, 2016/17: 0.95 Public Administration and Safety, 2016/17: 1.16 Administrative and Support Services, 2016/17: 1.00 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2016/17: 0.98 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2016/17: 1.00 Financial and Insurance Services, 2016/17: 0.99 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2016/17: 1.06 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2016/17: 0.94 Accommodation and Food Services, 2016/17: 0.96 Retail Trade, 2016/17: 1.02 Wholesale Trade, 2016/17: 1.06 Construction, 2016/17: 1.00 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2016/17: 0.97 Manufacturing, 2016/17: 1.00 Mining, 2016/17: 0.48 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2016/17: 0.92
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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