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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Southern Downs Regional Council in 2018/19 was 1.00, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services had the highest ratio (1.63), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.66).

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 Southern Downs 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 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
Southern Downs Regional Council2018/192013/14
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,5382,4561.032,1452,1361.00
Mining60910.66983950.25
Manufacturing1,2291,3530.911,5481,5521.00
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1822020.901921711.12
Construction1,2731,3190.961,0901,1240.97
Wholesale Trade2472910.854194240.99
Retail Trade1,8031,8940.951,9191,9370.99
Accommodation and Food Services1,3181,3950.941,2111,2091.00
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8285311.569671,0060.96
Information Media and Telecommunications1141250.911361380.99
Financial and Insurance Services1601551.031911891.01
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services153941.631691800.94
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4754990.954865080.96
Administrative and Support Services2682810.963093160.98
Public Administration and Safety6607570.877988830.90
Education and Training1,5991,7260.931,4101,4230.99
Health Care and Social Assistance2,1782,0771.051,6811,7010.99
Arts and Recreation Services1411680.841371470.94
Other Services6394671.377367470.99

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2018/19
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 Other Services, Employed residents: 467 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 168 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 2,077 Education and Training, Employed residents: 1,726 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 757 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 281 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 499 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 94 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 155 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 125 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 531 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,395 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,894 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 291 Construction, Employed residents: 1,319 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 202 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 1,353 Mining, Employed residents: 91 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 2,456 Other Services, Local jobs: 639 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 141 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 2,178 Education and Training, Local jobs: 1,599 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 660 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 268 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 475 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 153 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 160 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 114 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 828 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 1,318 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 1,803 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 247 Construction, Local jobs: 1,273 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 182 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,229 Mining, Local jobs: 60 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 2,538
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and 2013/14
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and  2013/14 Other Services, 2013/14: 0.99 Arts and Recreation Services, 2013/14: 0.94 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2013/14: 0.99 Education and Training, 2013/14: 0.99 Public Administration and Safety, 2013/14: 0.90 Administrative and Support Services, 2013/14: 0.98 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2013/14: 0.96 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2013/14: 0.94 Financial and Insurance Services, 2013/14: 1.01 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2013/14: 0.99 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2013/14: 0.96 Accommodation and Food Services, 2013/14: 1.00 Retail Trade, 2013/14: 0.99 Wholesale Trade, 2013/14: 0.99 Construction, 2013/14: 0.97 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2013/14: 1.12 Manufacturing, 2013/14: 1.00 Mining, 2013/14: 0.25 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2013/14: 1.00 Other Services, 2018/19: 1.37 Arts and Recreation Services, 2018/19: 0.84 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2018/19: 1.05 Education and Training, 2018/19: 0.93 Public Administration and Safety, 2018/19: 0.87 Administrative and Support Services, 2018/19: 0.96 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2018/19: 0.95 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2018/19: 1.63 Financial and Insurance Services, 2018/19: 1.03 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2018/19: 0.91 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2018/19: 1.56 Accommodation and Food Services, 2018/19: 0.94 Retail Trade, 2018/19: 0.95 Wholesale Trade, 2018/19: 0.85 Construction, 2018/19: 0.96 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2018/19: 0.90 Manufacturing, 2018/19: 0.91 Mining, 2018/19: 0.66 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2018/19: 1.03
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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