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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Cook Shire in 2016/17 was 1.74, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (8.64), while the lowest ratio was found in Administrative and Support Services (0.99).

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 Cook Shire 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
Cook Shire2016/172011/12
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2722111.294754661.02
Mining1,0451218.645852226.56
Manufacturing105224.69166217.89
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services40301.3330271.09
Construction2341441.631911311.45
Wholesale Trade25191.3024241.01
Retail Trade1211171.041261171.08
Accommodation and Food Services3132971.052432161.13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing64471.3691651.40
Information Media and Telecommunications69551.2422220.99
Financial and Insurance Services660.99660.92
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services17161.1219190.97
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services51421.2257301.90
Administrative and Support Services45450.9989531.67
Public Administration and Safety2541721.483192341.36
Education and Training1971701.161221201.02
Health Care and Social Assistance1931721.131851571.18
Arts and Recreation Services1101011.0952521.00
Other Services90861.0642251.66

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: 86 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 101 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 172 Education and Training, Employed residents: 170 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 172 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 45 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 42 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 16 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 6 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 55 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 47 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 297 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 117 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 19 Construction, Employed residents: 144 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 30 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 22 Mining, Employed residents: 121 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 211 Other Services, Local jobs: 90 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 110 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 193 Education and Training, Local jobs: 197 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 254 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 45 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 51 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 17 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 6 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 69 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 64 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 313 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 121 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 25 Construction, Local jobs: 234 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 40 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 105 Mining, Local jobs: 1,045 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 272
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: 1.66 Arts and Recreation Services, 2011/12: 1.00 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2011/12: 1.18 Education and Training, 2011/12: 1.02 Public Administration and Safety, 2011/12: 1.36 Administrative and Support Services, 2011/12: 1.67 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2011/12: 1.90 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2011/12: 0.97 Financial and Insurance Services, 2011/12: 0.92 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2011/12: 0.99 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2011/12: 1.40 Accommodation and Food Services, 2011/12: 1.13 Retail Trade, 2011/12: 1.08 Wholesale Trade, 2011/12: 1.01 Construction, 2011/12: 1.45 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2011/12: 1.09 Manufacturing, 2011/12: 7.89 Mining, 2011/12: 26.56 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2011/12: 1.02 Other Services, 2016/17: 1.06 Arts and Recreation Services, 2016/17: 1.09 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2016/17: 1.13 Education and Training, 2016/17: 1.16 Public Administration and Safety, 2016/17: 1.48 Administrative and Support Services, 2016/17: 0.99 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2016/17: 1.22 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2016/17: 1.12 Financial and Insurance Services, 2016/17: 0.99 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2016/17: 1.24 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2016/17: 1.36 Accommodation and Food Services, 2016/17: 1.05 Retail Trade, 2016/17: 1.04 Wholesale Trade, 2016/17: 1.30 Construction, 2016/17: 1.63 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2016/17: 1.33 Manufacturing, 2016/17: 4.69 Mining, 2016/17: 8.64 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2016/17: 1.29
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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