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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Ipswich in 2018/19 was 0.76, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (1.05), while the lowest ratio was found in Information Media and Telecommunications (0.38).

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 Ipswich2018/192013/14
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7407051.055226390.82
Mining4188540.494881,0770.45
Manufacturing9,64912,1480.799,41511,0610.85
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2041,7550.691,0251,3900.74
Construction6,4559,0310.714,9526,8650.72
Wholesale Trade1,7923,5910.501,7133,2650.52
Retail Trade10,56411,0920.957,7539,2090.84
Accommodation and Food Services5,4755,8130.944,4944,6910.96
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,8547,8970.493,1646,0160.53
Information Media and Telecommunications5711,5120.384689480.49
Financial and Insurance Services1,4142,4080.591,2232,1700.56
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9419590.981,0541,3900.76
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,7394,3560.632,4993,9850.63
Administrative and Support Services2,0053,1660.631,9902,8820.69
Public Administration and Safety7,2219,7850.746,4308,1600.79
Education and Training8,3948,3481.018,0857,7571.04
Health Care and Social Assistance10,98513,0480.849,43911,0060.86
Arts and Recreation Services9901,1390.876409340.69
Other Services2,5384,3700.582,4393,9930.61

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2018/19
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 Other Services, Employed residents: 4,370 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 1,139 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 13,048 Education and Training, Employed residents: 8,348 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 9,785 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 3,166 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 4,356 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 959 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 2,408 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 1,512 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 7,897 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 5,813 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 11,092 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 3,591 Construction, Employed residents: 9,031 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 1,755 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 12,148 Mining, Employed residents: 854 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 705 Other Services, Local jobs: 2,538 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 990 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 10,985 Education and Training, Local jobs: 8,394 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 7,221 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 2,005 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 2,739 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 941 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,414 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 571 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 3,854 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 5,475 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 10,564 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 1,792 Construction, Local jobs: 6,455 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 1,204 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 9,649 Mining, Local jobs: 418 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 740
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and 2013/14
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and  2013/14 Other Services, 2013/14: 0.61 Arts and Recreation Services, 2013/14: 0.69 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2013/14: 0.86 Education and Training, 2013/14: 1.04 Public Administration and Safety, 2013/14: 0.79 Administrative and Support Services, 2013/14: 0.69 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2013/14: 0.63 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2013/14: 0.76 Financial and Insurance Services, 2013/14: 0.56 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2013/14: 0.49 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2013/14: 0.53 Accommodation and Food Services, 2013/14: 0.96 Retail Trade, 2013/14: 0.84 Wholesale Trade, 2013/14: 0.52 Construction, 2013/14: 0.72 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2013/14: 0.74 Manufacturing, 2013/14: 0.85 Mining, 2013/14: 0.45 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2013/14: 0.82 Other Services, 2018/19: 0.58 Arts and Recreation Services, 2018/19: 0.87 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2018/19: 0.84 Education and Training, 2018/19: 1.01 Public Administration and Safety, 2018/19: 0.74 Administrative and Support Services, 2018/19: 0.63 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2018/19: 0.63 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2018/19: 0.98 Financial and Insurance Services, 2018/19: 0.59 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2018/19: 0.38 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2018/19: 0.49 Accommodation and Food Services, 2018/19: 0.94 Retail Trade, 2018/19: 0.95 Wholesale Trade, 2018/19: 0.50 Construction, 2018/19: 0.71 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2018/19: 0.69 Manufacturing, 2018/19: 0.79 Mining, 2018/19: 0.49 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2018/19: 1.05
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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