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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Northern Tasmania Region in 2018/19 was 0.97, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Health Care and Social Assistance had the highest ratio (1.08), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.69).

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 Northern Tasmania Region 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
Northern Tasmania Region2018/192013/14
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,8703,8551.003,8333,8011.01
Mining5497960.696989550.73
Manufacturing6,0715,7501.066,1616,0971.01
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9721,0070.971,1451,1461.00
Construction5,4465,5990.974,6394,6780.99
Wholesale Trade2,1862,2040.992,4112,4111.00
Retail Trade7,5217,9830.947,3327,4000.99
Accommodation and Food Services4,8425,0270.964,7214,7530.99
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,6613,0680.872,9623,0760.96
Information Media and Telecommunications8509190.929729960.98
Financial and Insurance Services1,4761,6220.911,6421,6720.98
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8419170.928828841.00
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,7002,8820.942,4882,5150.99
Administrative and Support Services1,5521,6590.941,7441,7690.99
Public Administration and Safety3,4313,8220.903,6263,7340.97
Education and Training6,0216,5770.925,9626,0360.99
Health Care and Social Assistance10,0239,2681.088,4828,4391.01
Arts and Recreation Services1,3751,5780.871,0581,0541.00
Other Services2,4902,5600.972,4582,4760.99

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: 2,560 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 1,578 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 9,268 Education and Training, Employed residents: 6,577 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 3,822 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 1,659 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 2,882 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 917 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 1,622 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 919 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 3,068 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 5,027 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 7,983 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 2,204 Construction, Employed residents: 5,599 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 1,007 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 5,750 Mining, Employed residents: 796 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 3,855 Other Services, Local jobs: 2,490 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 1,375 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 10,023 Education and Training, Local jobs: 6,021 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 3,431 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 1,552 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 2,700 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 841 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,476 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 850 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 2,661 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 4,842 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 7,521 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 2,186 Construction, Local jobs: 5,446 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 972 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 6,071 Mining, Local jobs: 549 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 3,870
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: 0.99 Arts and Recreation Services, 2013/14: 1.00 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2013/14: 1.01 Education and Training, 2013/14: 0.99 Public Administration and Safety, 2013/14: 0.97 Administrative and Support Services, 2013/14: 0.99 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2013/14: 0.99 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2013/14: 1.00 Financial and Insurance Services, 2013/14: 0.98 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2013/14: 0.98 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2013/14: 0.96 Accommodation and Food Services, 2013/14: 0.99 Retail Trade, 2013/14: 0.99 Wholesale Trade, 2013/14: 1.00 Construction, 2013/14: 0.99 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2013/14: 1.00 Manufacturing, 2013/14: 1.01 Mining, 2013/14: 0.73 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2013/14: 1.01 Other Services, 2018/19: 0.97 Arts and Recreation Services, 2018/19: 0.87 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2018/19: 1.08 Education and Training, 2018/19: 0.92 Public Administration and Safety, 2018/19: 0.90 Administrative and Support Services, 2018/19: 0.94 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2018/19: 0.94 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2018/19: 0.92 Financial and Insurance Services, 2018/19: 0.91 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2018/19: 0.92 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2018/19: 0.87 Accommodation and Food Services, 2018/19: 0.96 Retail Trade, 2018/19: 0.94 Wholesale Trade, 2018/19: 0.99 Construction, 2018/19: 0.97 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2018/19: 0.97 Manufacturing, 2018/19: 1.06 Mining, 2018/19: 0.69 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2018/19: 1.00
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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