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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Southern Downs Regional Council in 2017/18 was 1.00, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Transport, Postal and Warehousing had the highest ratio (1.12), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.39).

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 Council2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,4222,2991.052,1822,1641.01
Mining731860.391443170.45
Manufacturing1,2121,2250.991,4551,4411.01
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1671810.923232621.23
Construction1,2171,1301.081,1601,0891.07
Wholesale Trade2312370.974844841.00
Retail Trade1,9121,9201.001,9641,9731.00
Accommodation and Food Services1,2921,2491.031,2101,2071.00
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7927081.129069430.96
Information Media and Telecommunications1101170.941471510.97
Financial and Insurance Services1891711.101981961.01
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1761810.972242470.91
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4704890.964935120.96
Administrative and Support Services3343490.962952990.99
Public Administration and Safety6315891.077378010.92
Education and Training1,8781,9840.951,3711,3731.00
Health Care and Social Assistance1,9241,9540.981,6641,6770.99
Arts and Recreation Services1471461.011541600.96
Other Services6186191.006066100.99

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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Employment capacity by industry 2017/18
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 Other Services, Employed residents: 619 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 146 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,954 Education and Training, Employed residents: 1,984 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 589 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 349 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 489 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 181 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 171 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 117 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 708 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 1,249 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,920 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 237 Construction, Employed residents: 1,130 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 181 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 1,225 Mining, Employed residents: 186 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 2,299 Other Services, Local jobs: 618 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 147 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 1,924 Education and Training, Local jobs: 1,878 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 631 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 334 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 470 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 176 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 189 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 110 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 792 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 1,292 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 1,912 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 231 Construction, Local jobs: 1,217 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 167 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 1,212 Mining, Local jobs: 73 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 2,422
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: 0.99 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.96 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.99 Education and Training, 2012/13: 1.00 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.92 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.96 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.91 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 1.01 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.97 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.96 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 1.00 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 1.00 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 1.00 Construction, 2012/13: 1.07 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 1.23 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 1.01 Mining, 2012/13: 0.45 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.01 Other Services, 2017/18: 1.00 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 1.01 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.98 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.95 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 1.07 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.96 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.96 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.97 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 1.10 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.94 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 1.12 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 1.03 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 1.00 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.97 Construction, 2017/18: 1.08 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.92 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.99 Mining, 2017/18: 0.39 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 1.05
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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