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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for RDA BGLAP Region in 2017/18 was 0.76, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (1.26), while the lowest ratio was found in Public Administration and Safety (0.33).

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 RDA BGLAP 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
RDA BGLAP Region2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,8102,2301.262,5402,2111.15
Mining1874520.411495120.29
Manufacturing4,7715,5820.854,4235,8120.76
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1803860.471273890.33
Construction1,8202,7290.671,7872,9750.60
Wholesale Trade4648370.556441,1570.56
Retail Trade3,2253,9010.832,7993,5260.79
Accommodation and Food Services2,0001,9391.031,9511,9760.99
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9672,1270.459691,7360.56
Information Media and Telecommunications3305050.652334150.56
Financial and Insurance Services3035200.583255500.59
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2484120.602524030.63
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8831,2580.707991,1510.69
Administrative and Support Services1,4221,6870.841,0681,2540.85
Public Administration and Safety7682,3390.336822,0450.33
Education and Training2,6663,1140.862,1802,5470.86
Health Care and Social Assistance3,1354,5220.692,6743,7250.72
Arts and Recreation Services4165770.723745040.74
Other Services1,0821,4130.779251,2350.75

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: 1,413 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 577 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 4,522 Education and Training, Employed residents: 3,114 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 2,339 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 1,687 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 1,258 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 412 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 520 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 505 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 2,127 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,939 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 3,901 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 837 Construction, Employed residents: 2,729 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 386 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 5,582 Mining, Employed residents: 452 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 2,230 Other Services, Local jobs: 1,082 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 416 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 3,135 Education and Training, Local jobs: 2,666 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 768 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 1,422 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 883 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 248 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 303 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 330 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 967 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 2,000 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 3,225 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 464 Construction, Local jobs: 1,820 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 180 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 4,771 Mining, Local jobs: 187 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 2,810
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: 0.75 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.74 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.72 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.86 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.33 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.85 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.69 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.63 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.59 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.56 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.56 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.79 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.56 Construction, 2012/13: 0.60 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.33 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.76 Mining, 2012/13: 0.29 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.15 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.77 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.72 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.69 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.86 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.33 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.84 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.70 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.60 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.58 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.65 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.45 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 1.03 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.83 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.55 Construction, 2017/18: 0.67 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.47 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.85 Mining, 2017/18: 0.41 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 1.26
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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