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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Toowoomba in 2017/18 was 1.02, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Information Media and Telecommunications had the highest ratio (1.59), while the lowest ratio was found in Construction (0.97).

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 Toowoomba 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
Toowoomba2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5,9135,9760.994,6204,8150.96
Mining1,9881,8191.091,4991,4601.03
Manufacturing5,9396,0210.996,6156,6660.99
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1131,1440.971,1431,2300.93
Construction6,9167,1300.975,9865,8441.02
Wholesale Trade2,4302,4241.002,8172,8061.00
Retail Trade7,9447,3571.088,2538,0651.02
Accommodation and Food Services5,3165,4730.974,5724,5591.00
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,0244,1070.983,5373,5810.99
Information Media and Telecommunications6073821.599699790.99
Financial and Insurance Services2,2211,5301.452,2572,1831.03
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,2111,1351.071,3871,3421.03
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,5364,4741.013,4933,5140.99
Administrative and Support Services2,0571,9501.061,8351,8141.01
Public Administration and Safety5,5615,6050.995,2965,3191.00
Education and Training8,9048,7821.018,3838,3711.00
Health Care and Social Assistance14,56714,2361.0211,53311,2071.03
Arts and Recreation Services8688351.048688431.03
Other Services3,2553,0981.053,2803,2131.02

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: 3,098 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 835 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 14,236 Education and Training, Employed residents: 8,782 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 5,605 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 1,950 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 4,474 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 1,135 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 1,530 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 382 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 4,107 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 5,473 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 7,357 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 2,424 Construction, Employed residents: 7,130 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 1,144 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 6,021 Mining, Employed residents: 1,819 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 5,976 Other Services, Local jobs: 3,255 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 868 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 14,567 Education and Training, Local jobs: 8,904 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 5,561 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 2,057 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 4,536 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 1,211 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 2,221 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 607 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 4,024 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 5,316 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 7,944 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 2,430 Construction, Local jobs: 6,916 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 1,113 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 5,939 Mining, Local jobs: 1,988 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 5,913
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: 1.02 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 1.03 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 1.03 Education and Training, 2012/13: 1.00 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 1.00 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 1.01 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 1.03 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 1.03 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.99 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.99 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 1.00 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 1.02 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 1.00 Construction, 2012/13: 1.02 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.93 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.99 Mining, 2012/13: 1.03 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 0.96 Other Services, 2017/18: 1.05 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 1.04 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 1.02 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.01 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.99 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 1.06 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 1.01 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 1.07 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 1.45 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 1.59 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.98 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.97 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 1.08 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.00 Construction, 2017/18: 0.97 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.97 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.99 Mining, 2017/18: 1.09 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.99
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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