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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Launceston in 2017/18 was 1.29, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Financial and Insurance Services had the highest ratio (1.57), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.59).

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 Launceston 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 Launceston2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6157570.815025670.89
Mining1202030.591202890.42
Manufacturing2,0802,1550.972,9262,7141.08
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6864611.497604901.55
Construction3,3012,2071.502,9482,3321.26
Wholesale Trade1,0841,0141.071,5791,1691.35
Retail Trade5,4164,0421.345,0203,7381.34
Accommodation and Food Services3,3012,7941.182,9802,5691.16
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3371,3630.981,6161,4231.14
Information Media and Telecommunications6434601.408214981.65
Financial and Insurance Services1,3378541.571,5539451.64
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5864531.295564211.32
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,1681,5141.431,9381,3641.42
Administrative and Support Services1,0889081.201,1298791.28
Public Administration and Safety2,2891,5671.462,7301,9201.42
Education and Training4,5293,5211.294,1323,2311.28
Health Care and Social Assistance7,9235,4341.466,4224,4151.45
Arts and Recreation Services7417600.975375560.97
Other Services1,8611,2931.441,7261,1561.49

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: 1,293 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 760 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 5,434 Education and Training, Employed residents: 3,521 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 1,567 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 908 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 1,514 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 453 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 854 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 460 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 1,363 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 2,794 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 4,042 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 1,014 Construction, Employed residents: 2,207 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 461 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 2,155 Mining, Employed residents: 203 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 757 Other Services, Local jobs: 1,861 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 741 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 7,923 Education and Training, Local jobs: 4,529 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 2,289 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 1,088 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 2,168 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 586 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,337 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 643 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 1,337 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 3,301 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 5,416 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 1,084 Construction, Local jobs: 3,301 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 686 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 2,080 Mining, Local jobs: 120 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 615
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: 1.49 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.97 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 1.45 Education and Training, 2012/13: 1.28 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 1.42 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 1.28 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 1.42 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 1.32 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 1.64 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 1.65 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 1.14 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 1.16 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 1.34 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 1.35 Construction, 2012/13: 1.26 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 1.55 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 1.08 Mining, 2012/13: 0.42 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 0.89 Other Services, 2017/18: 1.44 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.97 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 1.46 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.29 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 1.46 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 1.20 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 1.43 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 1.29 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 1.57 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 1.40 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.98 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 1.18 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 1.34 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.07 Construction, 2017/18: 1.50 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 1.49 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.97 Mining, 2017/18: 0.59 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.81
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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