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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Canberra Region in 2015/16 was 0.75, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (1.04), while the lowest ratio was found in Public Administration and Safety (0.36).

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 the Canberra 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
Canberra Region2015/162010/11
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7,8147,5501.047,2347,2041.00
Mining3533850.923163570.88
Manufacturing5,3236,1660.865,7216,4000.89
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,5491,8250.851,4851,7500.85
Construction7,1108,0610.887,4218,3920.88
Wholesale Trade1,8862,7300.691,9662,7020.73
Retail Trade9,46711,6670.819,86911,4250.86
Accommodation and Food Services8,1368,8390.928,4068,4970.99
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,7564,4690.843,4234,3870.78
Information Media and Telecommunications7021,4070.507181,3890.52
Financial and Insurance Services9861,6530.601,0531,6310.65
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1801,6640.711,2841,6230.79
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,0225,9840.513,2635,7560.57
Administrative and Support Services2,1162,8930.732,1962,7760.79
Public Administration and Safety5,75316,0560.366,15615,3100.40
Education and Training6,1487,8260.796,0657,4920.81
Health Care and Social Assistance9,36511,1580.848,85810,6810.83
Arts and Recreation Services1,7281,9470.891,7151,8410.93
Other Services3,2384,2120.773,1364,0640.77

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 2015/16
Employment capacity by industry 2015/16 Other Services, Employed residents: 4,212 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 1,947 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 11,158 Education and Training, Employed residents: 7,826 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 16,056 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 2,893 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 5,984 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 1,664 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 1,653 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 1,407 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 4,469 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 8,839 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 11,667 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 2,730 Construction, Employed residents: 8,061 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 1,825 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 6,166 Mining, Employed residents: 385 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 7,550 Other Services, Local jobs: 3,238 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 1,728 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 9,365 Education and Training, Local jobs: 6,148 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 5,753 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 2,116 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 3,022 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 1,180 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 986 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 702 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 3,756 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 8,136 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 9,467 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 1,886 Construction, Local jobs: 7,110 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 1,549 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 5,323 Mining, Local jobs: 353 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 7,814
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 2015/16 and 2010/11
Employment capacity by industry 2015/16 and  2010/11 Other Services, 2010/11: 0.77 Arts and Recreation Services, 2010/11: 0.93 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2010/11: 0.83 Education and Training, 2010/11: 0.81 Public Administration and Safety, 2010/11: 0.40 Administrative and Support Services, 2010/11: 0.79 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2010/11: 0.57 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2010/11: 0.79 Financial and Insurance Services, 2010/11: 0.65 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2010/11: 0.52 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2010/11: 0.78 Accommodation and Food Services, 2010/11: 0.99 Retail Trade, 2010/11: 0.86 Wholesale Trade, 2010/11: 0.73 Construction, 2010/11: 0.88 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2010/11: 0.85 Manufacturing, 2010/11: 0.89 Mining, 2010/11: 0.88 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2010/11: 1.00 Other Services, 2015/16: 0.77 Arts and Recreation Services, 2015/16: 0.89 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2015/16: 0.84 Education and Training, 2015/16: 0.79 Public Administration and Safety, 2015/16: 0.36 Administrative and Support Services, 2015/16: 0.73 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2015/16: 0.51 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2015/16: 0.71 Financial and Insurance Services, 2015/16: 0.60 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2015/16: 0.50 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2015/16: 0.84 Accommodation and Food Services, 2015/16: 0.92 Retail Trade, 2015/16: 0.81 Wholesale Trade, 2015/16: 0.69 Construction, 2015/16: 0.88 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2015/16: 0.85 Manufacturing, 2015/16: 0.86 Mining, 2015/16: 0.92 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2015/16: 1.04
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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