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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the RDA Sunshine Coast Region in 2017/18 was 0.93, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Arts and Recreation Services had the highest ratio (1.17), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.13).

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 Sunshine Coast 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 Sunshine Coast Region2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,3563,4310.983,1333,0271.03
Mining3842,9080.135323,0090.18
Manufacturing8,1739,0200.918,4059,4820.89
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1651,3130.891,3131,5740.83
Construction22,15422,6720.9814,16016,2990.87
Wholesale Trade2,9442,9301.003,8434,4340.87
Retail Trade19,23819,2251.0018,82819,3140.97
Accommodation and Food Services15,92416,4670.9714,05514,3930.98
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,2336,6500.794,6075,8010.79
Information Media and Telecommunications1,7961,8180.991,9232,1170.91
Financial and Insurance Services5,0035,5000.913,9304,3090.91
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3,6893,8500.963,9754,1880.95
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9,42310,3150.918,4559,4590.89
Administrative and Support Services7,0747,3910.965,3915,6890.95
Public Administration and Safety6,1537,9180.785,3946,7990.79
Education and Training16,43018,1090.9112,41313,3460.93
Health Care and Social Assistance28,15429,1250.9720,69521,6630.96
Arts and Recreation Services3,2432,7801.172,7652,8070.98
Other Services6,5076,2931.036,1126,3640.96

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: 6,293 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 2,780 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 29,125 Education and Training, Employed residents: 18,109 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 7,918 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 7,391 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 10,315 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 3,850 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 5,500 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 1,818 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 6,650 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 16,467 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 19,225 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 2,930 Construction, Employed residents: 22,672 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 1,313 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 9,020 Mining, Employed residents: 2,908 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 3,431 Other Services, Local jobs: 6,507 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 3,243 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 28,154 Education and Training, Local jobs: 16,430 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 6,153 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 7,074 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 9,423 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 3,689 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 5,003 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 1,796 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 5,233 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 15,924 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 19,238 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 2,944 Construction, Local jobs: 22,154 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 1,165 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 8,173 Mining, Local jobs: 384 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 3,356
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: 0.96 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.98 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.96 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.93 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.79 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.95 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.89 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.95 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.91 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.91 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.79 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.98 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.97 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.87 Construction, 2012/13: 0.87 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.83 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.89 Mining, 2012/13: 0.18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.03 Other Services, 2017/18: 1.03 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 1.17 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.97 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.91 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.78 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.96 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.91 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.96 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.91 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.99 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.79 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.97 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 1.00 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.00 Construction, 2017/18: 0.98 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.89 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.91 Mining, 2017/18: 0.13 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.98
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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