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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Launceston in 2016/17 was 1.30, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Financial and Insurance Services had the highest ratio (1.61), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.55).

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 Launceston2016/172011/12
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6297140.884725320.89
Mining1011820.55902390.38
Manufacturing2,1862,1961.003,1922,9151.10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7094471.587264731.54
Construction3,1632,4471.293,0432,4851.22
Wholesale Trade1,1601,0071.151,7461,2501.40
Retail Trade5,4163,8971.395,0473,7871.33
Accommodation and Food Services3,2362,6661.212,9362,5601.15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4001,3111.071,6431,4571.13
Information Media and Telecommunications6604481.478825241.68
Financial and Insurance Services1,3528391.611,6481,0061.64
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5624221.335744361.32
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,0991,4491.451,9421,3881.40
Administrative and Support Services1,1129061.231,1739021.30
Public Administration and Safety2,3601,6341.442,9102,0611.41
Education and Training4,3543,3801.294,1463,2631.27
Health Care and Social Assistance7,3195,1351.436,0314,1141.47
Arts and Recreation Services5865731.024985440.92
Other Services1,7461,1951.461,7851,1911.50

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2016/17
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 Other Services, Employed residents: 1,195 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 573 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 5,135 Education and Training, Employed residents: 3,380 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 1,634 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 906 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 1,449 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 422 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 839 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 448 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 1,311 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 2,666 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 3,897 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 1,007 Construction, Employed residents: 2,447 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 447 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 2,196 Mining, Employed residents: 182 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 714 Other Services, Local jobs: 1,746 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 586 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 7,319 Education and Training, Local jobs: 4,354 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 2,360 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 1,112 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 2,099 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 562 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,352 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 660 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 1,400 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 3,236 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 5,416 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 1,160 Construction, Local jobs: 3,163 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 709 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 2,186 Mining, Local jobs: 101 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 629
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 and 2011/12
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 and  2011/12 Other Services, 2011/12: 1.50 Arts and Recreation Services, 2011/12: 0.92 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2011/12: 1.47 Education and Training, 2011/12: 1.27 Public Administration and Safety, 2011/12: 1.41 Administrative and Support Services, 2011/12: 1.30 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2011/12: 1.40 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2011/12: 1.32 Financial and Insurance Services, 2011/12: 1.64 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2011/12: 1.68 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2011/12: 1.13 Accommodation and Food Services, 2011/12: 1.15 Retail Trade, 2011/12: 1.33 Wholesale Trade, 2011/12: 1.40 Construction, 2011/12: 1.22 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2011/12: 1.54 Manufacturing, 2011/12: 1.10 Mining, 2011/12: 0.38 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2011/12: 0.89 Other Services, 2016/17: 1.46 Arts and Recreation Services, 2016/17: 1.02 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2016/17: 1.43 Education and Training, 2016/17: 1.29 Public Administration and Safety, 2016/17: 1.44 Administrative and Support Services, 2016/17: 1.23 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2016/17: 1.45 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2016/17: 1.33 Financial and Insurance Services, 2016/17: 1.61 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2016/17: 1.47 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2016/17: 1.07 Accommodation and Food Services, 2016/17: 1.21 Retail Trade, 2016/17: 1.39 Wholesale Trade, 2016/17: 1.15 Construction, 2016/17: 1.29 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2016/17: 1.58 Manufacturing, 2016/17: 1.00 Mining, 2016/17: 0.55 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2016/17: 0.88
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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