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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Cairns in 2017/18 was 0.99, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Construction had the highest ratio (1.20), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.25).

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
Cairns2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,3931,3641.021,1171,2000.93
Mining2851,1570.255571,5620.36
Manufacturing4,1734,0841.023,2753,6220.90
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7457431.008901,0800.82
Construction8,1916,8521.207,0167,4410.94
Wholesale Trade1,8761,7771.062,0912,2930.91
Retail Trade9,5279,9850.958,6418,7500.99
Accommodation and Food Services8,6369,2470.937,5047,5830.99
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,8744,9960.984,9035,3070.92
Information Media and Telecommunications7506441.177998320.96
Financial and Insurance Services1,3101,1521.141,2551,3060.96
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5171,4411.051,4711,5840.93
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,8803,9060.993,9634,0370.98
Administrative and Support Services3,7673,9730.952,8862,9870.97
Public Administration and Safety6,4256,9570.925,9726,3930.93
Education and Training8,1467,7571.056,6056,8760.96
Health Care and Social Assistance12,54212,6580.9910,47710,8350.97
Arts and Recreation Services1,7311,8520.931,4071,5380.92
Other Services3,6723,7410.983,0433,2830.93

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2017/18
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 Other Services, Employed residents: 3,741 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 1,852 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 12,658 Education and Training, Employed residents: 7,757 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 6,957 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 3,973 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 3,906 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 1,441 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 1,152 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 644 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 4,996 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 9,247 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 9,985 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 1,777 Construction, Employed residents: 6,852 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 743 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 4,084 Mining, Employed residents: 1,157 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,364 Other Services, Local jobs: 3,672 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 1,731 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 12,542 Education and Training, Local jobs: 8,146 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 6,425 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 3,767 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 3,880 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 1,517 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,310 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 750 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 4,874 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 8,636 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 9,527 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 1,876 Construction, Local jobs: 8,191 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 745 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 4,173 Mining, Local jobs: 285 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,393
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and 2012/13
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 and  2012/13 Other Services, 2012/13: 0.93 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.92 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.97 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.96 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.93 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.97 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.98 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.93 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.96 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.96 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.92 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.99 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.91 Construction, 2012/13: 0.94 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.82 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.90 Mining, 2012/13: 0.36 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 0.93 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.98 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.93 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.99 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.05 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.92 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.95 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.99 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 1.05 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 1.14 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 1.17 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.98 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.93 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.95 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.06 Construction, 2017/18: 1.20 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 1.00 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 1.02 Mining, 2017/18: 0.25 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 1.02
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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