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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Broken Hill City in 2017/18 was 1.02, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Other Services had the highest ratio (1.37), while the lowest ratio was found in Information Media and Telecommunications (0.88).

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 City2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1942200.881051150.91
Mining9199570.968718751.00
Manufacturing2502530.992652950.90
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1992210.901872050.91
Construction4593841.207546731.12
Wholesale Trade1511211.261681840.91
Retail Trade1,0641,1190.959971,0210.98
Accommodation and Food Services7727511.037277450.98
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2712711.002612840.92
Information Media and Telecommunications1371560.88921020.90
Financial and Insurance Services81611.341021110.92
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services67680.9969720.97
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1641750.931721750.99
Administrative and Support Services2191901.152312440.95
Public Administration and Safety5465780.955455720.95
Education and Training6575891.116196370.97
Health Care and Social Assistance1,4941,4521.031,2181,2071.01
Arts and Recreation Services77711.0880890.91
Other Services3772741.373083091.00

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: 274 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 71 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,452 Education and Training, Employed residents: 589 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 578 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 190 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 175 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 68 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 61 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 156 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 271 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 751 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,119 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 121 Construction, Employed residents: 384 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 221 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 253 Mining, Employed residents: 957 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 220 Other Services, Local jobs: 377 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 77 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 1,494 Education and Training, Local jobs: 657 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 546 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 219 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 164 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 67 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 81 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 137 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 271 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 772 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 1,064 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 151 Construction, Local jobs: 459 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 199 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 250 Mining, Local jobs: 919 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 194
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: 1.00 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.91 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 1.01 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.97 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.95 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.95 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.99 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.97 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.92 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.90 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.92 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.98 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.98 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.91 Construction, 2012/13: 1.12 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.91 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.90 Mining, 2012/13: 1.00 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 0.91 Other Services, 2017/18: 1.37 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 1.08 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 1.03 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.11 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.95 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 1.15 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.93 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.99 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 1.34 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.88 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 1.00 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 1.03 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.95 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.26 Construction, 2017/18: 1.20 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.90 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.99 Mining, 2017/18: 0.96 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.88
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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