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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Sunshine Coast Council area in 2017/18 was 0.93, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Arts and Recreation Services had the highest ratio (1.16), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.14).

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 Sunshine Coast 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
Sunshine Coast Council area2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,9952,9501.022,5722,5651.00
Mining3492,4350.144462,5380.18
Manufacturing7,1997,8710.917,3968,2380.90
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0571,1590.911,1691,3750.85
Construction19,82620,5560.9612,11714,0800.86
Wholesale Trade2,4522,4680.993,2973,7900.87
Retail Trade15,76216,1230.9815,35216,1740.95
Accommodation and Food Services12,31713,1790.9310,84711,3690.95
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,5835,7110.803,9975,0100.80
Information Media and Telecommunications1,5681,5691.001,6101,7680.91
Financial and Insurance Services4,4644,8580.923,4703,7980.91
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,9473,1110.953,1603,3960.93
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7,7548,6460.906,9777,8770.89
Administrative and Support Services5,6966,1010.934,3304,6660.93
Public Administration and Safety5,4106,8520.794,8115,8810.82
Education and Training14,16215,5190.9110,57111,4630.92
Health Care and Social Assistance24,50125,1950.9717,85018,6300.96
Arts and Recreation Services2,7302,3611.162,3192,3900.97
Other Services5,3445,2701.015,0815,4200.94

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: 5,270 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 2,361 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 25,195 Education and Training, Employed residents: 15,519 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 6,852 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 6,101 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 8,646 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 3,111 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 4,858 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 1,569 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 5,711 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 13,179 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 16,123 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 2,468 Construction, Employed residents: 20,556 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 1,159 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 7,871 Mining, Employed residents: 2,435 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 2,950 Other Services, Local jobs: 5,344 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 2,730 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 24,501 Education and Training, Local jobs: 14,162 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 5,410 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 5,696 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 7,754 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 2,947 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 4,464 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 1,568 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 4,583 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 12,317 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 15,762 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 2,452 Construction, Local jobs: 19,826 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 1,057 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 7,199 Mining, Local jobs: 349 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 2,995
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: 0.94 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.97 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.96 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.92 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.82 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.93 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.89 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.93 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.91 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.91 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.80 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.95 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.95 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.87 Construction, 2012/13: 0.86 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.85 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.90 Mining, 2012/13: 0.18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.00 Other Services, 2017/18: 1.01 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 1.16 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.97 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.91 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.79 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.93 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.90 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.95 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.92 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 1.00 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.80 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.93 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.98 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.99 Construction, 2017/18: 0.96 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.91 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.91 Mining, 2017/18: 0.14 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 1.02
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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