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Circular Head Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Circular Head Council area in 2018/19 was 0.93, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Construction had the highest ratio (1.18), while the lowest ratio was found in Arts and Recreation Services (0.74).

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 Circular Head Council area 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 Employment 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment capacity by industry
Circular Head Council area2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9479860.969258911.04
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services22230.9423310.73
Wholesale Trade1131180.961391291.07
Retail Trade2793490.803223380.95
Accommodation and Food Services2352321.012302251.02
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1451670.871431550.92
Information Media and Telecommunications41480.8536400.90
Financial and Insurance Services41411.0143460.94
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services30360.8236371.00
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services84920.9181840.96
Administrative and Support Services58551.0661551.11
Public Administration and Safety1021100.931031060.97
Education and Training2753200.862822731.03
Health Care and Social Assistance2242410.932172161.00
Arts and Recreation Services30410.7420240.83
Other Services1201330.901241320.94
Total industries3,8024,0690.934,0924,0141.02

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more.

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