Rockhampton Regional Council area

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Rockhampton Regional Council area in 2021/22 was 1.10, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Financial and Insurance Services had the highest ratio (1.38), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.38).

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 Rockhampton 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 Employment 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment capacity by industry
Rockhampton Regional Council area2021/222016/17
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9961,1730.857717790.99
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,3489771.381,2189571.27
Wholesale Trade1,3091,0641.231,2991,1291.15
Retail Trade4,3153,4291.264,6813,9371.19
Accommodation and Food Services2,7032,4051.122,7362,5751.06
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,6482,1551.232,6572,2631.17
Information Media and Telecommunications2562431.056083941.54
Financial and Insurance Services5954311.386545251.25
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5054381.155975341.12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6161,2861.261,7241,4731.17
Administrative and Support Services1,5821,4961.061,0689691.10
Public Administration and Safety2,8152,5891.092,7092,3991.13
Education and Training4,3803,4891.264,4163,6461.21
Health Care and Social Assistance9,0518,0381.137,3886,2151.19
Arts and Recreation Services3943651.084223751.12
Other Services2,3211,9871.171,8481,6021.15
Total industries43,82439,9761.1041,27736,9991.12

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more.

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