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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Broken Hill City in 2018/19 was 0.99, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Financial and Insurance Services had the highest ratio (2.58), while the lowest ratio was found in Arts and Recreation Services (0.73).

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 City2018/192012/13
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1401001.401031140.90
Mining8488590.998027871.02
Manufacturing2482471.002652950.90
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2182490.881842000.92
Construction4864890.995875930.99
Wholesale Trade134781.731681850.91
Retail Trade9361,1720.809871,0100.98
Accommodation and Food Services6957440.937447630.98
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3283291.002642890.92
Information Media and Telecommunications1431650.87951080.88
Financial and Insurance Services62242.581011090.92
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services431.3677790.97
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1822020.901751770.99
Administrative and Support Services2202300.962372500.95
Public Administration and Safety6005711.055525800.95
Education and Training6526790.966236410.97
Health Care and Social Assistance1,4091,2171.161,2641,2541.01
Arts and Recreation Services731000.7383930.90
Other Services3913930.993123131.00
Total industries7,7717,8520.997,6227,8390.97

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more.

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Broken Hill City

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