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Northern Tasmania Region

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Northern Tasmania Region in 2017/18 was 0.99, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Construction had the highest ratio (1.15), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.66).

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 Region2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,2234,3590.973,7473,7291.00
Mining5708620.667321,0120.72
Manufacturing5,1535,3180.976,3696,3001.01
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9651,0120.951,0791,0841.00
Construction5,6964,9331.154,9854,9951.00
Wholesale Trade1,9632,0680.952,4912,4901.00
Retail Trade8,0418,0830.997,2827,3410.99
Accommodation and Food Services5,0915,1540.994,7724,8040.99
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,7703,1030.893,0683,1550.97
Information Media and Telecommunications8408860.959469720.97
Financial and Insurance Services1,4561,5380.951,7451,7740.98
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9039480.959039011.00
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,7362,8350.972,4882,5180.99
Administrative and Support Services1,7501,8210.961,7451,7640.99
Public Administration and Safety3,2573,4640.943,8253,9230.97
Education and Training6,4106,5640.985,9356,0080.99
Health Care and Social Assistance10,83710,1041.078,4208,4021.00
Arts and Recreation Services1,4641,5550.941,1361,1311.00
Other Services2,6382,7090.972,4572,4700.99

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: 2,709 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 1,555 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 10,104 Education and Training, Employed residents: 6,564 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 3,464 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 1,821 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 2,835 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 948 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 1,538 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 886 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 3,103 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 5,154 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 8,083 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 2,068 Construction, Employed residents: 4,933 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 1,012 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 5,318 Mining, Employed residents: 862 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 4,359 Other Services, Local jobs: 2,638 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 1,464 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 10,837 Education and Training, Local jobs: 6,410 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 3,257 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 1,750 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 2,736 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 903 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,456 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 840 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 2,770 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 5,091 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 8,041 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 1,963 Construction, Local jobs: 5,696 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 965 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 5,153 Mining, Local jobs: 570 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 4,223
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: 0.99 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 1.00 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 1.00 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.99 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.97 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 1.00 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.98 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.97 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.97 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.99 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 1.00 Construction, 2012/13: 1.00 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 1.00 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 1.01 Mining, 2012/13: 0.72 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.00 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.97 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.94 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 1.07 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.98 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.94 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.96 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.97 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.95 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.95 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.95 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.89 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.99 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.99 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.95 Construction, 2017/18: 1.15 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.95 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.97 Mining, 2017/18: 0.66 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.97
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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