Maranoa Regional Council

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Maranoa Regional Council in 2022/23 was 1.20, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (2.83), while the lowest ratio was found in Wholesale Trade (0.88).

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 Maranoa Regional Council 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 Employment 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment capacity by industry
Maranoa Regional Council2022/232017/18
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1961,1721.021,3131,2801.03
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5541972.814392561.72
Wholesale Trade2062340.881801860.97
Retail Trade4824950.975055071.00
Accommodation and Food Services4574161.104414011.10
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3162551.243483091.13
Information Media and Telecommunications35370.9638460.84
Financial and Insurance Services72750.9677790.98
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1371390.9982840.97
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2692671.011831741.05
Administrative and Support Services1511431.061391201.17
Public Administration and Safety6476770.965545620.99
Education and Training5105460.935465211.05
Health Care and Social Assistance8157551.088478241.03
Arts and Recreation Services36361.0042401.05
Other Services3773791.002442480.99
Total industries8,4587,0511.208,1156,9231.17

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more.

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