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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the City of Launceston in 2015/16 was 1.24, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Information Media and Telecommunications had the highest ratio (1.66), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.18).

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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment capacity by industry
City of Launceston2015/162010/11
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4044910.824695300.88
Mining271520.18351450.24
Manufacturing2,9502,6671.113,2062,9971.07
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5934211.416514151.57
Construction3,4542,6641.303,3552,7311.23
Wholesale Trade1,4981,2181.231,8101,2901.40
Retail Trade4,7323,8041.245,1803,9271.32
Accommodation and Food Services2,8992,5831.122,9462,5911.14
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3941,3471.041,5151,3791.10
Information Media and Telecommunications7144311.667724631.67
Financial and Insurance Services1,6011,0221.571,7281,0751.61
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5294211.265754401.31
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8771,4151.331,9851,4451.37
Administrative and Support Services1,1499101.261,2089261.30
Public Administration and Safety2,8952,1591.343,0312,1721.40
Education and Training3,8253,3191.154,2213,3501.26
Health Care and Social Assistance5,4213,9701.375,8954,0481.46
Arts and Recreation Services3744770.784194860.86
Other Services1,8081,2131.491,8241,2211.49

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 2015/16
Employment capacity by industry 2015/16 Other Services, Employed residents: 1,213 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 477 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 3,970 Education and Training, Employed residents: 3,319 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 2,159 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 910 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 1,415 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 421 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 1,022 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 431 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 1,347 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 2,583 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 3,804 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 1,218 Construction, Employed residents: 2,664 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 421 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 2,667 Mining, Employed residents: 152 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 491 Other Services, Local jobs: 1,808 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 374 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 5,421 Education and Training, Local jobs: 3,825 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 2,895 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 1,149 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 1,877 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 529 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,601 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 714 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 1,394 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 2,899 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 4,732 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 1,498 Construction, Local jobs: 3,454 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 593 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 2,950 Mining, Local jobs: 27 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 404
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 2015/16 and 2010/11
Employment capacity by industry 2015/16 and  2010/11 Other Services, 2010/11: 1.49 Arts and Recreation Services, 2010/11: 0.86 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2010/11: 1.46 Education and Training, 2010/11: 1.26 Public Administration and Safety, 2010/11: 1.40 Administrative and Support Services, 2010/11: 1.30 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2010/11: 1.37 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2010/11: 1.31 Financial and Insurance Services, 2010/11: 1.61 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2010/11: 1.67 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2010/11: 1.10 Accommodation and Food Services, 2010/11: 1.14 Retail Trade, 2010/11: 1.32 Wholesale Trade, 2010/11: 1.40 Construction, 2010/11: 1.23 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2010/11: 1.57 Manufacturing, 2010/11: 1.07 Mining, 2010/11: 0.24 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2010/11: 0.88 Other Services, 2015/16: 1.49 Arts and Recreation Services, 2015/16: 0.78 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2015/16: 1.37 Education and Training, 2015/16: 1.15 Public Administration and Safety, 2015/16: 1.34 Administrative and Support Services, 2015/16: 1.26 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2015/16: 1.33 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2015/16: 1.26 Financial and Insurance Services, 2015/16: 1.57 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2015/16: 1.66 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2015/16: 1.04 Accommodation and Food Services, 2015/16: 1.12 Retail Trade, 2015/16: 1.24 Wholesale Trade, 2015/16: 1.23 Construction, 2015/16: 1.30 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2015/16: 1.41 Manufacturing, 2015/16: 1.11 Mining, 2015/16: 0.18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2015/16: 0.82
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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