Broken Hill City

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Broken Hill City in 2022/23 was 0.99, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (1.19), while the lowest ratio was found in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.75).

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 Broken Hill City 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 Employment 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment capacity by industry
Broken Hill City2022/232017/18
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing49650.751421351.05
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1251071.171711940.88
Wholesale Trade1642090.791571660.95
Retail Trade8159050.901,0061,0200.99
Accommodation and Food Services9111,0260.897027110.99
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3844010.962923120.94
Information Media and Telecommunications55610.91881010.87
Financial and Insurance Services78771.0087821.06
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services56551.0368700.98
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1311221.071891980.95
Administrative and Support Services2672780.962222270.97
Public Administration and Safety4815050.955475850.94
Education and Training6156161.006336400.99
Health Care and Social Assistance1,8051,7091.061,5511,5251.02
Arts and Recreation Services1051290.8266641.04
Other Services3623810.953533600.98
Total industries8,2638,3600.997,7727,9390.98

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more.

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