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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area in 2017/18 was 0.52, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (1.07), while the lowest ratio was found in Public Administration and Safety (0.21).

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 area2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6076630.915695730.99
Mining1421321.072822091.35
Manufacturing1,9261,9550.991,7241,7151.01
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2774070.684134400.94
Construction3,0803,0501.012,5963,0080.86
Wholesale Trade3506420.553827190.53
Retail Trade1,7433,0340.571,9242,9690.65
Accommodation and Food Services1,3571,9900.681,2231,7590.70
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6081,0390.597971,2920.62
Information Media and Telecommunications1114760.231156460.18
Financial and Insurance Services1312640.491504790.31
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2853270.872985170.58
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8102,4430.338352,4250.34
Administrative and Support Services4308100.535679870.57
Public Administration and Safety1,9529,3060.211,9428,7850.22
Education and Training1,1712,4540.481,1532,2030.52
Health Care and Social Assistance1,8553,8180.491,6552,9040.57
Arts and Recreation Services2173300.662425320.45
Other Services8061,3210.617661,2820.60

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: 1,321 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 330 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 3,818 Education and Training, Employed residents: 2,454 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 9,306 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 810 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 2,443 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 327 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 264 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 476 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 1,039 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,990 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 3,034 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 642 Construction, Employed residents: 3,050 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 407 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 1,955 Mining, Employed residents: 132 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 663 Other Services, Local jobs: 806 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 217 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 1,855 Education and Training, Local jobs: 1,171 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 1,952 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 430 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 810 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 285 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 131 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 111 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 608 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 1,357 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 1,743 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 350 Construction, Local jobs: 3,080 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 277 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,926 Mining, Local jobs: 142 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 607
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: 0.60 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.45 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.57 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.52 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.22 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.57 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.34 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.58 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.31 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.18 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.62 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.70 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.65 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.53 Construction, 2012/13: 0.86 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.94 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 1.01 Mining, 2012/13: 1.35 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 0.99 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.61 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.66 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.49 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.48 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.21 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.53 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.33 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.87 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.49 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.23 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.59 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.68 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.57 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.55 Construction, 2017/18: 1.01 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.68 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.99 Mining, 2017/18: 1.07 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.91
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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