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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Macarthur Region in 2015/16 was 0.65, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (2.39), while the lowest ratio was found in Financial and Insurance Services (0.19).

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 Macarthur Region 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
Macarthur Region2015/162010/11
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,8541,3901.331,1781,1821.00
Mining2,1889152.392,0187932.54
Manufacturing11,49816,9500.6810,94016,6230.66
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2761,9550.658291,7240.48
Construction7,8029,8480.796,6928,0420.83
Wholesale Trade3,9187,1890.553,1776,5590.48
Retail Trade11,80715,3850.7710,38513,8410.75
Accommodation and Food Services6,0467,9720.765,7687,0140.82
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,60411,5730.404,15510,5220.39
Information Media and Telecommunications5672,1090.275631,9330.29
Financial and Insurance Services1,1345,8770.191,1795,3730.22
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,4622,4490.601,4232,2000.65
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,9547,2140.412,9456,4470.46
Administrative and Support Services2,1374,7860.452,0324,2540.48
Public Administration and Safety3,7279,8030.383,6768,7240.42
Education and Training10,63911,7880.908,88810,2790.86
Health Care and Social Assistance12,19114,9140.829,00013,1130.69
Arts and Recreation Services1,1381,8720.611,0001,6360.61
Other Services3,8466,1760.623,4225,5120.62

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 2015/16
Employment capacity by industry 2015/16 Other Services, Employed residents: 6,176 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 1,872 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 14,914 Education and Training, Employed residents: 11,788 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 9,803 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 4,786 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 7,214 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 2,449 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 5,877 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 2,109 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 11,573 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 7,972 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 15,385 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 7,189 Construction, Employed residents: 9,848 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 1,955 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 16,950 Mining, Employed residents: 915 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,390 Other Services, Local jobs: 3,846 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 1,138 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 12,191 Education and Training, Local jobs: 10,639 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 3,727 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 2,137 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 2,954 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 1,462 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,134 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 567 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 4,604 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 6,046 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 11,807 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 3,918 Construction, Local jobs: 7,802 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 1,276 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 11,498 Mining, Local jobs: 2,188 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,854
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 2015/16 and 2010/11
Employment capacity by industry 2015/16 and  2010/11 Other Services, 2010/11: 0.62 Arts and Recreation Services, 2010/11: 0.61 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2010/11: 0.69 Education and Training, 2010/11: 0.86 Public Administration and Safety, 2010/11: 0.42 Administrative and Support Services, 2010/11: 0.48 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2010/11: 0.46 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2010/11: 0.65 Financial and Insurance Services, 2010/11: 0.22 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2010/11: 0.29 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2010/11: 0.39 Accommodation and Food Services, 2010/11: 0.82 Retail Trade, 2010/11: 0.75 Wholesale Trade, 2010/11: 0.48 Construction, 2010/11: 0.83 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2010/11: 0.48 Manufacturing, 2010/11: 0.66 Mining, 2010/11: 2.54 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2010/11: 1.00 Other Services, 2015/16: 0.62 Arts and Recreation Services, 2015/16: 0.61 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2015/16: 0.82 Education and Training, 2015/16: 0.90 Public Administration and Safety, 2015/16: 0.38 Administrative and Support Services, 2015/16: 0.45 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2015/16: 0.41 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2015/16: 0.60 Financial and Insurance Services, 2015/16: 0.19 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2015/16: 0.27 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2015/16: 0.40 Accommodation and Food Services, 2015/16: 0.76 Retail Trade, 2015/16: 0.77 Wholesale Trade, 2015/16: 0.55 Construction, 2015/16: 0.79 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2015/16: 0.65 Manufacturing, 2015/16: 0.68 Mining, 2015/16: 2.39 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2015/16: 1.33
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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