Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2018/19 was 0.51, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (1.29), while the lowest ratio was found in Public Administration and Safety (0.20).

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 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5646550.865505580.99
Mining99771.292051151.78
Manufacturing1,8021,7061.061,5241,4831.03
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3154320.734065180.79
Construction3,3934,0410.842,4442,9250.84
Wholesale Trade5016030.833786620.57
Retail Trade1,8602,9800.621,8132,8630.63
Accommodation and Food Services1,1461,8740.611,1891,6850.71
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6177710.807261,1940.61
Information Media and Telecommunications954440.211065310.20
Financial and Insurance Services1342400.561454780.30
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2782900.962894960.58
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8202,6310.318002,2920.35
Administrative and Support Services3738400.445149140.56
Public Administration and Safety2,02110,2820.201,8748,3350.22
Education and Training1,1162,3160.481,2212,3180.53
Health Care and Social Assistance1,6643,3200.501,6392,8660.57
Arts and Recreation Services2253800.592254680.48
Other Services9011,4810.617541,2370.61
Total industries17,92335,3620.5116,80231,9390.53

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more.

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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

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