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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Ipswich in 2015/16 was 0.78, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Education and Training had the highest ratio (1.16), while the lowest ratio was found in Information Media and Telecommunications (0.44).

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 City of Ipswich 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
City of Ipswich2015/162010/11
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6535881.114425340.83
Mining4168300.503967050.56
Manufacturing10,28412,0260.8610,25811,8070.87
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9701,3040.748731,1480.76
Construction5,7748,4610.685,2107,4920.70
Wholesale Trade2,0173,9310.511,8733,5260.53
Retail Trade7,9849,6040.837,1798,4360.85
Accommodation and Food Services4,2704,7190.903,8084,0390.94
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,5086,3210.563,2245,6040.58
Information Media and Telecommunications3908820.443657990.46
Financial and Insurance Services1,2032,2550.531,0742,0110.53
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,1661,3900.841,0291,2400.83
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,7104,3740.622,4303,8340.63
Administrative and Support Services2,0492,8920.711,7362,5170.69
Public Administration and Safety7,3409,2330.796,5108,1180.80
Education and Training7,4916,4391.166,3995,5851.15
Health Care and Social Assistance9,42110,7990.878,2189,4030.87
Arts and Recreation Services5988170.735237130.73
Other Services2,3613,5600.662,0893,1280.67

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: 3,560 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 817 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 10,799 Education and Training, Employed residents: 6,439 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 9,233 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 2,892 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 4,374 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 1,390 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 2,255 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 882 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 6,321 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 4,719 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 9,604 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 3,931 Construction, Employed residents: 8,461 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 1,304 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 12,026 Mining, Employed residents: 830 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 588 Other Services, Local jobs: 2,361 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 598 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 9,421 Education and Training, Local jobs: 7,491 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 7,340 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 2,049 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 2,710 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 1,166 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,203 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 390 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 3,508 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 4,270 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 7,984 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 2,017 Construction, Local jobs: 5,774 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 970 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 10,284 Mining, Local jobs: 416 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 653
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: 0.67 Arts and Recreation Services, 2010/11: 0.73 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2010/11: 0.87 Education and Training, 2010/11: 1.15 Public Administration and Safety, 2010/11: 0.80 Administrative and Support Services, 2010/11: 0.69 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2010/11: 0.63 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2010/11: 0.83 Financial and Insurance Services, 2010/11: 0.53 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2010/11: 0.46 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2010/11: 0.58 Accommodation and Food Services, 2010/11: 0.94 Retail Trade, 2010/11: 0.85 Wholesale Trade, 2010/11: 0.53 Construction, 2010/11: 0.70 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2010/11: 0.76 Manufacturing, 2010/11: 0.87 Mining, 2010/11: 0.56 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2010/11: 0.83 Other Services, 2015/16: 0.66 Arts and Recreation Services, 2015/16: 0.73 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2015/16: 0.87 Education and Training, 2015/16: 1.16 Public Administration and Safety, 2015/16: 0.79 Administrative and Support Services, 2015/16: 0.71 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2015/16: 0.62 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2015/16: 0.84 Financial and Insurance Services, 2015/16: 0.53 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2015/16: 0.44 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2015/16: 0.56 Accommodation and Food Services, 2015/16: 0.90 Retail Trade, 2015/16: 0.83 Wholesale Trade, 2015/16: 0.51 Construction, 2015/16: 0.68 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2015/16: 0.74 Manufacturing, 2015/16: 0.86 Mining, 2015/16: 0.50 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2015/16: 1.11
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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