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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Ipswich in 2017/18 was 0.77, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Education and Training had the highest ratio (1.00), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.50).

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 City of Ipswich 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
City of Ipswich2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7689700.795035860.86
Mining4398720.505081,1370.45
Manufacturing8,95710,3110.879,81512,0040.82
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1801,4440.829421,1610.81
Construction6,8239,2970.734,9746,1190.81
Wholesale Trade1,5312,8260.541,7493,3430.52
Retail Trade9,01810,9010.837,5388,9250.84
Accommodation and Food Services5,6306,0920.924,3104,5180.95
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,5977,0460.513,1845,9980.53
Information Media and Telecommunications4506760.674188750.48
Financial and Insurance Services1,5122,6830.561,1512,0790.55
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0171,2730.801,0421,3320.78
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,7674,5000.612,4263,9320.62
Administrative and Support Services2,0432,9880.681,8902,7350.69
Public Administration and Safety7,2969,8010.746,3188,1130.78
Education and Training9,2309,2001.007,7387,2791.06
Health Care and Social Assistance11,38713,5510.848,97710,4250.86
Arts and Recreation Services7441,0100.745938350.71
Other Services2,5304,3310.582,1823,4140.64

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: 4,331 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 1,010 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 13,551 Education and Training, Employed residents: 9,200 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 9,801 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 2,988 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 4,500 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 1,273 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 2,683 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 676 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 7,046 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 6,092 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 10,901 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 2,826 Construction, Employed residents: 9,297 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 1,444 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 10,311 Mining, Employed residents: 872 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 970 Other Services, Local jobs: 2,530 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 744 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 11,387 Education and Training, Local jobs: 9,230 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 7,296 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 2,043 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 2,767 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 1,017 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,512 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 450 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 3,597 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 5,630 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 9,018 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 1,531 Construction, Local jobs: 6,823 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 1,180 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 8,957 Mining, Local jobs: 439 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 768
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: 0.64 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.71 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.86 Education and Training, 2012/13: 1.06 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.78 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.69 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.62 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.78 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.55 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.48 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.53 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.95 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.84 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.52 Construction, 2012/13: 0.81 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.81 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.82 Mining, 2012/13: 0.45 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 0.86 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.58 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.74 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.84 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.00 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.74 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.68 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.61 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.80 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.56 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.67 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.51 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.92 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.83 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.54 Construction, 2017/18: 0.73 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.82 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.87 Mining, 2017/18: 0.50 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.79
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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