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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2015/16 was 0.93, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Arts and Recreation Services had the highest ratio (1.09), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.37).

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 RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region2015/162010/11
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8,9759,4860.959,7459,6871.01
Mining9342,5110.379682,4060.40
Manufacturing8,4778,9430.959,78310,1830.96
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,6741,9490.861,8291,9520.94
Construction6,5417,2820.907,7308,6100.90
Wholesale Trade3,0343,2010.953,1093,2890.95
Retail Trade12,88713,5350.9513,38713,6370.98
Accommodation and Food Services7,3137,7500.947,4877,7150.97
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,1284,6910.884,3194,7460.91
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0101,0420.971,0671,0721.00
Financial and Insurance Services1,6001,7040.941,6951,7430.97
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,6701,7390.961,7881,8040.99
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,4823,7870.923,6473,7870.96
Administrative and Support Services2,8603,1770.902,9603,1500.94
Public Administration and Safety5,7166,2730.916,1466,4320.96
Education and Training9,3109,5020.989,3009,4170.99
Health Care and Social Assistance14,67915,2610.9614,76114,9590.99
Arts and Recreation Services9138361.098208231.00
Other Services4,4464,5600.984,4254,5440.97

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: 4,560 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 836 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 15,261 Education and Training, Employed residents: 9,502 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 6,273 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 3,177 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 3,787 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 1,739 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 1,704 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 1,042 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 4,691 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 7,750 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 13,535 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 3,201 Construction, Employed residents: 7,282 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 1,949 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 8,943 Mining, Employed residents: 2,511 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 9,486 Other Services, Local jobs: 4,446 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 913 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 14,679 Education and Training, Local jobs: 9,310 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 5,716 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 2,860 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 3,482 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 1,670 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,600 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 1,010 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 4,128 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 7,313 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 12,887 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 3,034 Construction, Local jobs: 6,541 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 1,674 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 8,477 Mining, Local jobs: 934 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 8,975
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: 0.97 Arts and Recreation Services, 2010/11: 1.00 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2010/11: 0.99 Education and Training, 2010/11: 0.99 Public Administration and Safety, 2010/11: 0.96 Administrative and Support Services, 2010/11: 0.94 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2010/11: 0.96 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2010/11: 0.99 Financial and Insurance Services, 2010/11: 0.97 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2010/11: 1.00 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2010/11: 0.91 Accommodation and Food Services, 2010/11: 0.97 Retail Trade, 2010/11: 0.98 Wholesale Trade, 2010/11: 0.95 Construction, 2010/11: 0.90 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2010/11: 0.94 Manufacturing, 2010/11: 0.96 Mining, 2010/11: 0.40 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2010/11: 1.01 Other Services, 2015/16: 0.98 Arts and Recreation Services, 2015/16: 1.09 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2015/16: 0.96 Education and Training, 2015/16: 0.98 Public Administration and Safety, 2015/16: 0.91 Administrative and Support Services, 2015/16: 0.90 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2015/16: 0.92 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2015/16: 0.96 Financial and Insurance Services, 2015/16: 0.94 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2015/16: 0.97 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2015/16: 0.88 Accommodation and Food Services, 2015/16: 0.94 Retail Trade, 2015/16: 0.95 Wholesale Trade, 2015/16: 0.95 Construction, 2015/16: 0.90 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2015/16: 0.86 Manufacturing, 2015/16: 0.95 Mining, 2015/16: 0.37 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2015/16: 0.95
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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