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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Cairns in 2016/17 was 0.96, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Financial and Insurance Services had the highest ratio (1.00), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.22).

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 Cairns 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
Cairns2016/172011/12
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,3301,3720.979821,0670.92
Mining2651,1860.225461,3890.39
Manufacturing4,1394,2140.983,2243,6690.88
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7958050.999111,1550.79
Construction6,3386,5640.977,1447,6630.93
Wholesale Trade1,8271,8900.972,0552,3060.89
Retail Trade8,3688,5030.988,6688,8120.98
Accommodation and Food Services7,6207,8790.977,2727,3130.99
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,2025,4590.954,9095,3850.91
Information Media and Telecommunications9629820.988058410.96
Financial and Insurance Services1,3451,3461.001,2161,2820.95
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5801,5841.001,5311,6820.91
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,6753,7390.984,0764,1960.97
Administrative and Support Services3,3503,4820.963,0803,2020.96
Public Administration and Safety6,2836,6930.945,9576,4180.93
Education and Training7,7718,1230.966,0996,3720.96
Health Care and Social Assistance11,33011,5240.989,85810,2460.96
Arts and Recreation Services1,6121,7680.911,3681,5140.90
Other Services3,3473,3621.002,9163,2150.91

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: 3,362 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 1,768 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 11,524 Education and Training, Employed residents: 8,123 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 6,693 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 3,482 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 3,739 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 1,584 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 1,346 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 982 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 5,459 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 7,879 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 8,503 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 1,890 Construction, Employed residents: 6,564 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 805 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 4,214 Mining, Employed residents: 1,186 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,372 Other Services, Local jobs: 3,347 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 1,612 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 11,330 Education and Training, Local jobs: 7,771 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 6,283 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 3,350 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 3,675 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 1,580 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,345 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 962 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 5,202 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 7,620 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 8,368 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 1,827 Construction, Local jobs: 6,338 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 795 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 4,139 Mining, Local jobs: 265 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,330
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 2011/12
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 and  2011/12 Other Services, 2011/12: 0.91 Arts and Recreation Services, 2011/12: 0.90 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2011/12: 0.96 Education and Training, 2011/12: 0.96 Public Administration and Safety, 2011/12: 0.93 Administrative and Support Services, 2011/12: 0.96 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2011/12: 0.97 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2011/12: 0.91 Financial and Insurance Services, 2011/12: 0.95 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2011/12: 0.96 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2011/12: 0.91 Accommodation and Food Services, 2011/12: 0.99 Retail Trade, 2011/12: 0.98 Wholesale Trade, 2011/12: 0.89 Construction, 2011/12: 0.93 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2011/12: 0.79 Manufacturing, 2011/12: 0.88 Mining, 2011/12: 0.39 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2011/12: 0.92 Other Services, 2016/17: 1.00 Arts and Recreation Services, 2016/17: 0.91 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2016/17: 0.98 Education and Training, 2016/17: 0.96 Public Administration and Safety, 2016/17: 0.94 Administrative and Support Services, 2016/17: 0.96 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: 1.00 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2016/17: 0.98 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2016/17: 0.95 Accommodation and Food Services, 2016/17: 0.97 Retail Trade, 2016/17: 0.98 Wholesale Trade, 2016/17: 0.97 Construction, 2016/17: 0.97 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2016/17: 0.99 Manufacturing, 2016/17: 0.98 Mining, 2016/17: 0.22 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2016/17: 0.97
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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