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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Cumberland Council area in 2017/18 was 0.84, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (3.92), while the lowest ratio was found in Financial and Insurance Services (0.30).

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 Cumberland 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 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
Cumberland Council area2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2623440.761683660.46
Mining305783.9248560.86
Manufacturing13,9457,9751.7515,2278,8101.73
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6035711.065057270.70
Construction9,0768,1321.127,8808,0260.98
Wholesale Trade6,4954,0281.617,1244,7821.49
Retail Trade9,08811,4910.798,1349,2860.88
Accommodation and Food Services4,5459,2530.493,6006,9030.52
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9,0137,9371.149,3236,7321.38
Information Media and Telecommunications7201,9270.378352,1490.39
Financial and Insurance Services1,9606,5760.301,4855,3730.28
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0311,0710.961,0191,1910.86
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,4518,0250.432,9095,9240.49
Administrative and Support Services2,9194,8840.602,3263,6170.64
Public Administration and Safety3,1585,5530.572,7794,7210.59
Education and Training7,1207,3160.975,7724,9651.16
Health Care and Social Assistance8,53413,2340.646,20810,0110.62
Arts and Recreation Services6419230.707811,1020.71
Other Services3,6883,4731.063,5303,4551.02

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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Employment capacity by industry 2017/18
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 Other Services, Employed residents: 3,473 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 923 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 13,234 Education and Training, Employed residents: 7,316 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 5,553 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 4,884 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 8,025 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 1,071 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 6,576 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 1,927 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 7,937 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 9,253 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 11,491 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 4,028 Construction, Employed residents: 8,132 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 571 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 7,975 Mining, Employed residents: 78 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 344 Other Services, Local jobs: 3,688 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 641 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 8,534 Education and Training, Local jobs: 7,120 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 3,158 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 2,919 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 3,451 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 1,031 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,960 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 720 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 9,013 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 4,545 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 9,088 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 6,495 Construction, Local jobs: 9,076 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 603 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 13,945 Mining, Local jobs: 305 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 262
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: 1.02 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.71 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.62 Education and Training, 2012/13: 1.16 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.59 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.64 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.49 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.86 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.28 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.39 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 1.38 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.52 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.88 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 1.49 Construction, 2012/13: 0.98 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.70 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 1.73 Mining, 2012/13: 0.86 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 0.46 Other Services, 2017/18: 1.06 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.70 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.64 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.97 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.57 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.60 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.43 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.96 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.30 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.37 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 1.14 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.49 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.79 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.61 Construction, 2017/18: 1.12 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 1.06 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 1.75 Mining, 2017/18: 3.92 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.76
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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