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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region in 2017/18 was 0.99, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Arts and Recreation Services had the highest ratio (1.15), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.47).

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 Wide Bay Burnett 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 Wide Bay Burnett Region2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing10,56110,7130.999,6269,5151.01
Mining1,4072,9980.471,2063,3100.36
Manufacturing8,1168,1421.009,3509,7910.96
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,4471,3921.042,3822,6370.90
Construction8,0337,4851.077,1837,8360.92
Wholesale Trade2,1182,2130.962,7642,9240.95
Retail Trade13,28713,9020.9613,26313,5040.98
Accommodation and Food Services8,3018,8570.947,6797,9170.97
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,3714,4830.974,3194,7430.91
Information Media and Telecommunications1,2871,2960.991,0521,0730.98
Financial and Insurance Services1,5351,5411.001,7361,7850.97
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,6841,5941.061,7361,7570.99
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,4993,7130.943,6773,8580.95
Administrative and Support Services3,3613,6180.933,1183,3270.94
Public Administration and Safety5,7556,0240.965,8606,1360.96
Education and Training11,44310,3601.1010,07510,2100.99
Health Care and Social Assistance18,49518,3511.0115,83916,0320.99
Arts and Recreation Services1,4011,2161.151,5551,5770.99
Other Services4,6604,3421.074,4754,5890.98

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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Employment capacity by industry 2017/18
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 Other Services, Employed residents: 4,342 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 1,216 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 18,351 Education and Training, Employed residents: 10,360 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 6,024 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 3,618 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 3,713 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 1,594 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 1,541 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 1,296 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 4,483 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 8,857 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 13,902 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 2,213 Construction, Employed residents: 7,485 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 1,392 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 8,142 Mining, Employed residents: 2,998 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 10,713 Other Services, Local jobs: 4,660 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 1,401 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 18,495 Education and Training, Local jobs: 11,443 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 5,755 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 3,361 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 3,499 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 1,684 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,535 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 1,287 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 4,371 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 8,301 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 13,287 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 2,118 Construction, Local jobs: 8,033 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 1,447 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 8,116 Mining, Local jobs: 1,407 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 10,561
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: 0.98 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.99 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.99 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.96 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.94 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.95 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.97 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.98 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.91 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.97 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.98 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.95 Construction, 2012/13: 0.92 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.90 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.96 Mining, 2012/13: 0.36 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.01 Other Services, 2017/18: 1.07 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 1.15 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 1.01 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.10 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.96 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.93 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.94 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 1.06 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 1.00 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.99 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.97 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.94 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.96 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.96 Construction, 2017/18: 1.07 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 1.04 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 1.00 Mining, 2017/18: 0.47 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.99
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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