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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the FNQROC in 2017/18 was 1.00, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Construction had the highest ratio (1.17), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.86).

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 FNQROC 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
FNQROC2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9,4039,2911.018,7138,6321.01
Mining2,1192,4640.862,1263,0730.69
Manufacturing7,6867,5411.026,8997,0190.98
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3161,3250.991,6241,7600.92
Construction11,68110,0171.1711,15111,7040.95
Wholesale Trade2,7402,5671.073,3063,4070.97
Retail Trade14,27614,8810.9613,58013,7050.99
Accommodation and Food Services13,46614,2080.9511,76011,8990.99
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,0307,1770.987,4617,6840.97
Information Media and Telecommunications1,1019991.101,2811,2741.01
Financial and Insurance Services1,7911,5941.121,8571,8760.99
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,0641,9821.042,2212,2390.99
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,3955,4440.995,5255,6390.98
Administrative and Support Services5,7005,9440.964,3244,4870.96
Public Administration and Safety9,85610,1460.979,3639,5660.98
Education and Training12,87812,2341.0510,75110,8780.99
Health Care and Social Assistance17,97918,1330.9915,71015,8250.99
Arts and Recreation Services2,7412,8230.972,2252,2470.99
Other Services5,6405,7490.985,0025,0350.99

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: 5,749 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 2,823 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 18,133 Education and Training, Employed residents: 12,234 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 10,146 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 5,944 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 5,444 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 1,982 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 1,594 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 999 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 7,177 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 14,208 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 14,881 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 2,567 Construction, Employed residents: 10,017 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 1,325 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 7,541 Mining, Employed residents: 2,464 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 9,291 Other Services, Local jobs: 5,640 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 2,741 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 17,979 Education and Training, Local jobs: 12,878 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 9,856 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 5,700 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 5,395 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 2,064 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,791 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 1,101 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 7,030 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 13,466 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 14,276 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 2,740 Construction, Local jobs: 11,681 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 1,316 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 7,686 Mining, Local jobs: 2,119 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 9,403
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: 0.99 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.99 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.99 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.98 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.96 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.98 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 1.01 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.97 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.99 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.97 Construction, 2012/13: 0.95 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.92 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.98 Mining, 2012/13: 0.69 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.01 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.98 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.97 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.99 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.05 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.97 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.96 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.99 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 1.04 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 1.12 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 1.10 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.98 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.95 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.96 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.07 Construction, 2017/18: 1.17 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.99 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 1.02 Mining, 2017/18: 0.86 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 1.01
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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