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Jobs to workers ratio

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The jobs to residents ratio for Broken Hill City in 2016/17 was 0.98, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Financial and Insurance Services had the highest ratio (1.06), while the lowest ratio was found in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.95).

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 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
Broken Hill City2016/172011/12
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1821920.95791070.73
Mining8138320.987597471.02
Manufacturing2552670.963273580.91
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1691740.972032170.94
Construction3413470.984834920.98
Wholesale Trade1531590.961992140.93
Retail Trade1,1131,1440.971,0611,0900.97
Accommodation and Food Services7357530.987938160.97
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2562620.982723010.90
Information Media and Telecommunications1091130.96991130.88
Financial and Insurance Services1061011.061071160.92
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services74740.9995970.98
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1421470.961871900.98
Administrative and Support Services2202290.963093280.94
Public Administration and Safety4985220.955846070.96
Education and Training6526580.996436680.96
Health Care and Social Assistance1,3801,3821.001,1931,1751.02
Arts and Recreation Services71720.9978890.88
Other Services3984040.993233231.00

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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Employment capacity by industry 2016/17
Employment capacity by industry 2016/17 Other Services, Employed residents: 404 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 72 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,382 Education and Training, Employed residents: 658 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 522 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 229 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 147 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 74 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 101 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 113 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 262 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 753 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,144 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 159 Construction, Employed residents: 347 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 174 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 267 Mining, Employed residents: 832 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 192 Other Services, Local jobs: 398 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 71 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 1,380 Education and Training, Local jobs: 652 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 498 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 220 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 142 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 74 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 106 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 109 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 256 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 735 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 1,113 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 153 Construction, Local jobs: 341 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 169 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 255 Mining, Local jobs: 813 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 182
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: 1.00 Arts and Recreation Services, 2011/12: 0.88 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2011/12: 1.02 Education and Training, 2011/12: 0.96 Public Administration and Safety, 2011/12: 0.96 Administrative and Support Services, 2011/12: 0.94 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2011/12: 0.98 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2011/12: 0.98 Financial and Insurance Services, 2011/12: 0.92 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2011/12: 0.88 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2011/12: 0.90 Accommodation and Food Services, 2011/12: 0.97 Retail Trade, 2011/12: 0.97 Wholesale Trade, 2011/12: 0.93 Construction, 2011/12: 0.98 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2011/12: 0.94 Manufacturing, 2011/12: 0.91 Mining, 2011/12: 1.02 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2011/12: 0.73 Other Services, 2016/17: 0.99 Arts and Recreation Services, 2016/17: 0.99 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2016/17: 1.00 Education and Training, 2016/17: 0.99 Public Administration and Safety, 2016/17: 0.95 Administrative and Support Services, 2016/17: 0.96 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2016/17: 0.96 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2016/17: 0.99 Financial and Insurance Services, 2016/17: 1.06 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2016/17: 0.96 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2016/17: 0.98 Accommodation and Food Services, 2016/17: 0.98 Retail Trade, 2016/17: 0.97 Wholesale Trade, 2016/17: 0.96 Construction, 2016/17: 0.98 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2016/17: 0.97 Manufacturing, 2016/17: 0.96 Mining, 2016/17: 0.98 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2016/17: 0.95
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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