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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Balonne Shire in 2017/18 was 1.02, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services had the highest ratio (1.40), while the lowest ratio was found in Manufacturing (0.78).

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 Balonne 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 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
Balonne Shire2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7547750.978908291.07
Mining23250.947270.26
Manufacturing63800.78961070.90
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services30281.0539391.00
Construction1381051.321581361.16
Wholesale Trade90841.071261271.00
Retail Trade2302291.011971951.01
Accommodation and Food Services93811.141031060.97
Transport, Postal and Warehousing85771.111241221.02
Information Media and Telecommunications20220.9114200.71
Financial and Insurance Services26201.3530320.93
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services13130.9824240.99
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services35251.4045451.01
Administrative and Support Services35360.9851520.97
Public Administration and Safety1231131.091491520.98
Education and Training2592850.912022021.00
Health Care and Social Assistance2822621.082282151.06
Arts and Recreation Services330.91680.72
Other Services1061001.0682821.00

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: 100 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 262 Education and Training, Employed residents: 285 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 113 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 36 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 25 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 13 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 20 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 22 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 77 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 81 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 229 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 84 Construction, Employed residents: 105 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 28 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 80 Mining, Employed residents: 25 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 775 Other Services, Local jobs: 106 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 282 Education and Training, Local jobs: 259 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 123 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 35 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 35 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 13 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 26 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 20 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 85 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 93 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 230 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 90 Construction, Local jobs: 138 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 30 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 63 Mining, Local jobs: 23 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 754
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: 1.00 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.72 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 1.06 Education and Training, 2012/13: 1.00 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.98 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.97 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 1.01 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.93 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.71 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 1.02 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.97 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 1.01 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 1.00 Construction, 2012/13: 1.16 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 1.00 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.90 Mining, 2012/13: 0.26 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.07 Other Services, 2017/18: 1.06 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.91 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 1.08 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.91 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 1.09 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.98 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 1.40 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.98 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 1.35 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.91 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 1.11 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 1.14 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 1.01 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.07 Construction, 2017/18: 1.32 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 1.05 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.78 Mining, 2017/18: 0.94 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.97
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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