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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region in 2017/18 was 1.06, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (1.54), while the lowest ratio was found in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.99).

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 RDA Darling Downs and South West 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 Darling Downs and South West Region2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing15,72615,8810.9914,15214,0721.01
Mining5,0763,2991.544,5753,5501.29
Manufacturing8,9758,8871.019,9199,9521.00
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,8802,2681.272,9012,5431.14
Construction12,76710,9891.1614,19611,7831.20
Wholesale Trade3,6623,5611.034,4934,4811.00
Retail Trade13,12412,3971.0613,46013,2181.02
Accommodation and Food Services8,7558,6511.017,7997,6611.02
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,1515,9381.046,1166,1391.00
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0087901.281,3751,4090.98
Financial and Insurance Services2,8352,0911.362,9242,8431.03
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,7631,6811.052,1012,0891.01
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6,0235,8481.035,1095,0191.02
Administrative and Support Services3,1552,9671.062,7422,6891.02
Public Administration and Safety8,3878,0741.048,2348,2940.99
Education and Training14,27814,3191.0012,30712,2681.00
Health Care and Social Assistance19,96119,5011.0216,30215,8381.03
Arts and Recreation Services1,2531,2111.031,2281,2051.02
Other Services5,1714,9511.045,1215,0351.02

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: 4,951 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 1,211 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 19,501 Education and Training, Employed residents: 14,319 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 8,074 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 2,967 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 5,848 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 1,681 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 2,091 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 790 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 5,938 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 8,651 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 12,397 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 3,561 Construction, Employed residents: 10,989 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 2,268 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 8,887 Mining, Employed residents: 3,299 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 15,881 Other Services, Local jobs: 5,171 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 1,253 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 19,961 Education and Training, Local jobs: 14,278 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 8,387 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 3,155 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 6,023 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 1,763 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 2,835 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 1,008 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 6,151 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 8,755 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 13,124 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 3,662 Construction, Local jobs: 12,767 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 2,880 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 8,975 Mining, Local jobs: 5,076 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 15,726
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: 1.02 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 1.02 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 1.03 Education and Training, 2012/13: 1.00 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.99 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 1.02 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 1.02 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 1.01 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 1.03 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.98 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 1.00 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 1.02 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 1.02 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 1.00 Construction, 2012/13: 1.20 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 1.14 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 1.00 Mining, 2012/13: 1.29 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.01 Other Services, 2017/18: 1.04 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 1.03 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 1.02 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.00 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 1.04 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 1.06 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 1.03 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 1.05 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 1.36 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 1.28 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 1.04 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 1.01 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 1.06 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.03 Construction, 2017/18: 1.16 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 1.27 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 1.01 Mining, 2017/18: 1.54 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.99
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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