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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Scenic Rim Regional Council in 2018/19 was 0.78, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (1.11), while the lowest ratio was found in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (0.51).

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 Scenic Rim Regional Council 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
Scenic Rim Regional Council2018/192013/14
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,0311,8291.111,6551,5941.04
Mining891700.521212340.52
Manufacturing8151,4930.557791,4340.54
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1973840.511742900.60
Construction1,5832,4190.651,3401,9620.68
Wholesale Trade3995450.733275950.55
Retail Trade1,5961,7650.901,3031,6370.80
Accommodation and Food Services1,5461,4641.061,3901,2561.11
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5169900.524898530.57
Information Media and Telecommunications1632500.651462050.71
Financial and Insurance Services1532160.711512450.62
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1772310.772022920.69
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5358300.655458370.65
Administrative and Support Services4255820.734125650.73
Public Administration and Safety1,0061,2420.819671,1080.87
Education and Training1,6822,0690.811,4931,7580.85
Health Care and Social Assistance1,6472,1750.761,5221,9050.80
Arts and Recreation Services3243970.823063490.88
Other Services6528510.776488920.73
Total industries15,53619,9040.7813,97018,0120.78

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more.

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