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Jobs to workers ratio

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The jobs to residents ratio for Tablelands in 2016/17 was 0.93, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (1.09), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.44).

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 Tablelands 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
Tablelands2016/172011/12
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,5691,4371.091,4831,2521.18
Mining1403180.442404300.56
Manufacturing6227270.866246191.01
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1291430.902262141.05
Construction6687820.859341,0210.91
Wholesale Trade1531730.883022621.15
Retail Trade1,1731,2080.971,3391,2821.04
Accommodation and Food Services6596760.987106871.03
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3124000.784674281.09
Information Media and Telecommunications951030.921431271.13
Financial and Insurance Services1411450.971371311.04
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1371460.941371241.11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3794180.914714850.97
Administrative and Support Services2972921.022722621.04
Public Administration and Safety4596520.706006520.92
Education and Training1,1441,1910.961,0711,0051.07
Health Care and Social Assistance1,3151,3460.981,3171,2801.03
Arts and Recreation Services1801781.011521361.11
Other Services3804080.934604091.12

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment capacity by industry 2016/17
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 Other Services, Employed residents: 408 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 178 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,346 Education and Training, Employed residents: 1,191 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 652 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 292 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 418 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 146 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 145 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 103 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 400 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 676 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,208 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 173 Construction, Employed residents: 782 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 143 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 727 Mining, Employed residents: 318 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,437 Other Services, Local jobs: 380 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 180 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 1,315 Education and Training, Local jobs: 1,144 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 459 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 297 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 379 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 137 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 141 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 95 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 312 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 659 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 1,173 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 153 Construction, Local jobs: 668 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 129 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 622 Mining, Local jobs: 140 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,569
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 and 2011/12
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 and  2011/12 Other Services, 2011/12: 1.12 Arts and Recreation Services, 2011/12: 1.11 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2011/12: 1.03 Education and Training, 2011/12: 1.07 Public Administration and Safety, 2011/12: 0.92 Administrative and Support Services, 2011/12: 1.04 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2011/12: 0.97 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2011/12: 1.11 Financial and Insurance Services, 2011/12: 1.04 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2011/12: 1.13 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2011/12: 1.09 Accommodation and Food Services, 2011/12: 1.03 Retail Trade, 2011/12: 1.04 Wholesale Trade, 2011/12: 1.15 Construction, 2011/12: 0.91 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2011/12: 1.05 Manufacturing, 2011/12: 1.01 Mining, 2011/12: 0.56 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2011/12: 1.18 Other Services, 2016/17: 0.93 Arts and Recreation Services, 2016/17: 1.01 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2016/17: 0.98 Education and Training, 2016/17: 0.96 Public Administration and Safety, 2016/17: 0.70 Administrative and Support Services, 2016/17: 1.02 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2016/17: 0.91 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2016/17: 0.94 Financial and Insurance Services, 2016/17: 0.97 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2016/17: 0.92 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2016/17: 0.78 Accommodation and Food Services, 2016/17: 0.98 Retail Trade, 2016/17: 0.97 Wholesale Trade, 2016/17: 0.88 Construction, 2016/17: 0.85 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2016/17: 0.90 Manufacturing, 2016/17: 0.86 Mining, 2016/17: 0.44 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2016/17: 1.09
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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