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Toowoomba Regional Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Toowoomba Regional Council area in 2018/19 was 1.03, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services had the highest ratio (1.63), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.89).

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 Toowoomba Regional Council area 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
Toowoomba Regional Council area2018/192014/15
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5,7245,6131.024,5624,7340.96
Mining3,0893,4690.892,3182,2941.01
Manufacturing6,4926,5041.006,0206,0800.99
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0001,0420.969799671.01
Construction6,7696,4111.065,6405,4661.03
Wholesale Trade2,5072,0781.212,4882,4621.01
Retail Trade7,9347,8201.017,8487,6921.02
Accommodation and Food Services4,7824,8430.994,7414,7521.00
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,9003,7081.053,5673,5181.01
Information Media and Telecommunications6806221.091,4171,4001.01
Financial and Insurance Services2,2942,1841.052,0431,9841.03
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0627601.401,1251,0611.06
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,5112,1521.633,3903,3441.01
Administrative and Support Services1,9231,9041.011,9541,9291.01
Public Administration and Safety5,8045,6131.035,6385,7170.99
Education and Training9,6509,8530.988,2238,1861.00
Health Care and Social Assistance13,58313,5451.0011,50311,1001.04
Arts and Recreation Services1,1941,2720.949869741.01
Other Services3,3513,2421.033,3973,3011.03

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: 3,242 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 1,272 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 13,545 Education and Training, Employed residents: 9,853 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 5,613 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 1,904 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 2,152 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 760 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 2,184 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 622 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 3,708 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 4,843 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 7,820 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 2,078 Construction, Employed residents: 6,411 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 1,042 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 6,504 Mining, Employed residents: 3,469 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 5,613 Other Services, Local jobs: 3,351 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 1,194 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 13,583 Education and Training, Local jobs: 9,650 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 5,804 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 1,923 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 3,511 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 1,062 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 2,294 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 680 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 3,900 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 4,782 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 7,934 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 2,507 Construction, Local jobs: 6,769 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 1,000 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 6,492 Mining, Local jobs: 3,089 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 5,724
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 2014/15
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and  2014/15 Other Services, 2014/15: 1.03 Arts and Recreation Services, 2014/15: 1.01 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2014/15: 1.04 Education and Training, 2014/15: 1.00 Public Administration and Safety, 2014/15: 0.99 Administrative and Support Services, 2014/15: 1.01 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2014/15: 1.01 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2014/15: 1.06 Financial and Insurance Services, 2014/15: 1.03 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2014/15: 1.01 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2014/15: 1.01 Accommodation and Food Services, 2014/15: 1.00 Retail Trade, 2014/15: 1.02 Wholesale Trade, 2014/15: 1.01 Construction, 2014/15: 1.03 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2014/15: 1.01 Manufacturing, 2014/15: 0.99 Mining, 2014/15: 1.01 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2014/15: 0.96 Other Services, 2018/19: 1.03 Arts and Recreation Services, 2018/19: 0.94 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2018/19: 1.00 Education and Training, 2018/19: 0.98 Public Administration and Safety, 2018/19: 1.03 Administrative and Support Services, 2018/19: 1.01 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2018/19: 1.63 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2018/19: 1.40 Financial and Insurance Services, 2018/19: 1.05 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2018/19: 1.09 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2018/19: 1.05 Accommodation and Food Services, 2018/19: 0.99 Retail Trade, 2018/19: 1.01 Wholesale Trade, 2018/19: 1.21 Construction, 2018/19: 1.06 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2018/19: 0.96 Manufacturing, 2018/19: 1.00 Mining, 2018/19: 0.89 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2018/19: 1.02
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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