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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 2018/19 was 1.06, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services had the highest ratio (1.44), while the lowest ratio was found in Arts and Recreation Services (0.93).

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 Region2018/192000/01
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing15,57315,9590.9817,63917,7650.99
Mining5,7364,6651.238021,1170.72
Manufacturing9,8699,7761.0110,59010,2251.04
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3,1352,1761.449118791.04
Construction13,28811,0851.207,7597,4681.04
Wholesale Trade3,7323,2521.154,6254,5831.01
Retail Trade12,78812,6841.0112,08411,9581.01
Accommodation and Food Services8,2438,3460.996,3716,3411.00
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6,0575,2351.165,3495,4490.98
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0461,0021.041,7331,6821.03
Financial and Insurance Services2,9142,7581.062,3122,0841.11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5601,1031.411,2731,1831.08
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,0873,6741.383,4983,4761.01
Administrative and Support Services2,8462,7081.052,1492,1820.99
Public Administration and Safety8,7528,3261.055,7265,6551.01
Education and Training14,24214,6370.979,5359,5031.00
Health Care and Social Assistance19,36019,1111.0111,71811,3301.03
Arts and Recreation Services1,6091,7310.931,0501,0850.97
Other Services5,3254,6541.144,6584,6341.01

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2018/19
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 Other Services, Employed residents: 4,654 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 1,731 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 19,111 Education and Training, Employed residents: 14,637 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 8,326 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 2,708 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 3,674 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 1,103 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 2,758 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 1,002 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 5,235 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 8,346 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 12,684 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 3,252 Construction, Employed residents: 11,085 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 2,176 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 9,776 Mining, Employed residents: 4,665 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 15,959 Other Services, Local jobs: 5,325 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 1,609 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 19,360 Education and Training, Local jobs: 14,242 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 8,752 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 2,846 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 5,087 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 1,560 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 2,914 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 1,046 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 6,057 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 8,243 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 12,788 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 3,732 Construction, Local jobs: 13,288 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 3,135 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 9,869 Mining, Local jobs: 5,736 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 15,573
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and 2000/01
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and  2000/01 Other Services, 2000/01: 1.01 Arts and Recreation Services, 2000/01: 0.97 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2000/01: 1.03 Education and Training, 2000/01: 1.00 Public Administration and Safety, 2000/01: 1.01 Administrative and Support Services, 2000/01: 0.99 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2000/01: 1.01 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2000/01: 1.08 Financial and Insurance Services, 2000/01: 1.11 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2000/01: 1.03 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2000/01: 0.98 Accommodation and Food Services, 2000/01: 1.00 Retail Trade, 2000/01: 1.01 Wholesale Trade, 2000/01: 1.01 Construction, 2000/01: 1.04 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2000/01: 1.04 Manufacturing, 2000/01: 1.04 Mining, 2000/01: 0.72 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2000/01: 0.99 Other Services, 2018/19: 1.14 Arts and Recreation Services, 2018/19: 0.93 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2018/19: 1.01 Education and Training, 2018/19: 0.97 Public Administration and Safety, 2018/19: 1.05 Administrative and Support Services, 2018/19: 1.05 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2018/19: 1.38 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2018/19: 1.41 Financial and Insurance Services, 2018/19: 1.06 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2018/19: 1.04 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2018/19: 1.16 Accommodation and Food Services, 2018/19: 0.99 Retail Trade, 2018/19: 1.01 Wholesale Trade, 2018/19: 1.15 Construction, 2018/19: 1.20 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2018/19: 1.44 Manufacturing, 2018/19: 1.01 Mining, 2018/19: 1.23 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2018/19: 0.98
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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