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Jobs to workers ratio

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The jobs to residents ratio for the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2016/17 was 0.52, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (1.47), while the lowest ratio was found in Information Media and Telecommunications (0.22).

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 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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area2016/172011/12
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5465670.967227520.96
Mining1591081.473781951.93
Manufacturing1,7001,7061.002,2811,7931.27
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2744290.643684020.91
Construction2,8463,4260.832,5413,0380.84
Wholesale Trade3526930.513596840.53
Retail Trade1,5572,7410.571,7752,6170.68
Accommodation and Food Services1,2791,8310.701,0701,5090.71
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6551,2340.538561,3650.63
Information Media and Telecommunications1104980.221096140.18
Financial and Insurance Services1314090.321414360.32
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2855050.562664550.58
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7982,2580.357662,1670.35
Administrative and Support Services4579160.505729310.61
Public Administration and Safety1,9168,1230.242,0439,4210.22
Education and Training1,2342,4130.511,0771,9560.55
Health Care and Social Assistance1,9123,6060.531,5182,6710.57
Arts and Recreation Services2555110.502064710.44
Other Services7771,2280.637011,1640.60

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment capacity by industry 2016/17
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 Other Services, Employed residents: 1,228 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 511 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 3,606 Education and Training, Employed residents: 2,413 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 8,123 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 916 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 2,258 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 505 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 409 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 498 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 1,234 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,831 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 2,741 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 693 Construction, Employed residents: 3,426 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 429 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 1,706 Mining, Employed residents: 108 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 567 Other Services, Local jobs: 777 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 255 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 1,912 Education and Training, Local jobs: 1,234 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 1,916 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 457 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 798 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 285 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 131 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 110 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 655 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 1,279 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 1,557 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 352 Construction, Local jobs: 2,846 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 274 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,700 Mining, Local jobs: 159 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 546
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 2016/17 and 2011/12
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 and  2011/12 Other Services, 2011/12: 0.60 Arts and Recreation Services, 2011/12: 0.44 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2011/12: 0.57 Education and Training, 2011/12: 0.55 Public Administration and Safety, 2011/12: 0.22 Administrative and Support Services, 2011/12: 0.61 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2011/12: 0.35 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2011/12: 0.58 Financial and Insurance Services, 2011/12: 0.32 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2011/12: 0.18 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2011/12: 0.63 Accommodation and Food Services, 2011/12: 0.71 Retail Trade, 2011/12: 0.68 Wholesale Trade, 2011/12: 0.53 Construction, 2011/12: 0.84 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2011/12: 0.91 Manufacturing, 2011/12: 1.27 Mining, 2011/12: 1.93 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2011/12: 0.96 Other Services, 2016/17: 0.63 Arts and Recreation Services, 2016/17: 0.50 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2016/17: 0.53 Education and Training, 2016/17: 0.51 Public Administration and Safety, 2016/17: 0.24 Administrative and Support Services, 2016/17: 0.50 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2016/17: 0.35 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2016/17: 0.56 Financial and Insurance Services, 2016/17: 0.32 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2016/17: 0.22 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2016/17: 0.53 Accommodation and Food Services, 2016/17: 0.70 Retail Trade, 2016/17: 0.57 Wholesale Trade, 2016/17: 0.51 Construction, 2016/17: 0.83 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2016/17: 0.64 Manufacturing, 2016/17: 1.00 Mining, 2016/17: 1.47 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2016/17: 0.96
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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