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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Gold Coast City in 2017/18 was 0.97, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (1.09), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.39).

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 Gold Coast City 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
Gold Coast City2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,8531,7011.091,2311,1671.05
Mining1,1612,9440.391,4023,1300.45
Manufacturing20,06618,5481.0818,84718,3611.03
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,8442,3440.791,8702,1000.89
Construction38,24536,0551.0623,71427,3970.87
Wholesale Trade6,2166,2880.998,4579,2930.91
Retail Trade34,44436,3320.9530,96332,4540.95
Accommodation and Food Services32,46932,1001.0126,36426,5890.99
Transport, Postal and Warehousing10,74411,7800.918,93810,5980.84
Information Media and Telecommunications4,5924,8110.954,6124,9510.93
Financial and Insurance Services6,2037,2500.866,3627,5490.84
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8,8379,3560.947,5557,8850.96
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services17,37918,9360.9215,49217,5160.88
Administrative and Support Services13,99214,6040.9610,90111,5650.94
Public Administration and Safety10,99813,5970.819,25711,7370.79
Education and Training26,63227,1910.9820,10620,5110.98
Health Care and Social Assistance38,71940,1100.9729,86831,1250.96
Arts and Recreation Services9,9079,6151.038,9118,6621.03
Other Services12,06612,7410.9510,71411,2550.95

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: 12,741 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 9,615 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 40,110 Education and Training, Employed residents: 27,191 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 13,597 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 14,604 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 18,936 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 9,356 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 7,250 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 4,811 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 11,780 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 32,100 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 36,332 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 6,288 Construction, Employed residents: 36,055 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 2,344 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 18,548 Mining, Employed residents: 2,944 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,701 Other Services, Local jobs: 12,066 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 9,907 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 38,719 Education and Training, Local jobs: 26,632 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 10,998 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 13,992 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 17,379 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 8,837 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 6,203 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 4,592 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 10,744 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 32,469 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 34,444 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 6,216 Construction, Local jobs: 38,245 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 1,844 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 20,066 Mining, Local jobs: 1,161 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,853
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: 0.95 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 1.03 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.96 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.98 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.79 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.94 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.88 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.96 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.84 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.93 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.84 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.95 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.91 Construction, 2012/13: 0.87 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.89 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 1.03 Mining, 2012/13: 0.45 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.05 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.95 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 1.03 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.97 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.98 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.81 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.96 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.92 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.94 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.86 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.95 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.91 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 1.01 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.95 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.99 Construction, 2017/18: 1.06 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.79 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 1.08 Mining, 2017/18: 0.39 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 1.09
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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