RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Paroo Shire

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Paroo Shire in 2019/20 was 1.04, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (3.36), while the lowest ratio was found in Information Media and Telecommunications (0).

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 Paroo Shire 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
Paroo Shire2019/202014/15
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3413940.862312101.10
Mining2473.3619141.36
Manufacturing13130.951031050.98
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services110.97971.16
Construction33251.3337321.14
Wholesale Trade881.0514141.02
Retail Trade56501.1294911.03
Accommodation and Food Services37132.8046461.00
Transport, Postal and Warehousing27211.3030291.04
Information Media and Telecommunications000330.99
Financial and Insurance Services000010.33
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services230.9310300.32
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services00011110.99
Administrative and Support Services110.95690.67
Public Administration and Safety100861.16104961.08
Education and Training64660.9766621.08
Health Care and Social Assistance78641.211081081.00
Arts and Recreation Services18200.9018181.00
Other Services21211.0026271.00
Total industries8247931.049369141.02

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more.

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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

economic profile