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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Hilltops Council area in 2017/18 was 0.93, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Arts and Recreation Services had the highest ratio (1.79), while the lowest ratio was found in Information Media and Telecommunications (0.68).

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 Hilltops Council area 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
Hilltops Council area2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,0562,1310.961,7951,7771.01
Mining1161360.851681810.93
Manufacturing4785650.856267210.87
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services871090.801041180.89
Construction5685361.064925730.86
Wholesale Trade2262600.872882980.97
Retail Trade9101,0100.901,0001,0330.97
Accommodation and Food Services4665270.884314480.96
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2922990.983864290.90
Information Media and Telecommunications39570.6852690.76
Financial and Insurance Services147991.481461490.97
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services78721.0969780.87
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2242560.882082390.87
Administrative and Support Services1721820.941621800.90
Public Administration and Safety3364380.773674520.81
Education and Training6136310.976386500.98
Health Care and Social Assistance9191,0460.888298750.95
Arts and Recreation Services55301.7965611.07
Other Services3293460.952983120.96

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: 346 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 30 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,046 Education and Training, Employed residents: 631 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 438 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 182 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 256 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 72 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 99 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 57 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 299 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 527 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 1,010 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 260 Construction, Employed residents: 536 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 109 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 565 Mining, Employed residents: 136 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 2,131 Other Services, Local jobs: 329 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 55 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 919 Education and Training, Local jobs: 613 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 336 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 172 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 224 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 78 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 147 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 39 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 292 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 466 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 910 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 226 Construction, Local jobs: 568 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 87 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 478 Mining, Local jobs: 116 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 2,056
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: 0.96 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 1.07 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.95 Education and Training, 2012/13: 0.98 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.81 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.90 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.87 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.87 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.97 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.76 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.90 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.96 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.97 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.97 Construction, 2012/13: 0.86 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.89 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.87 Mining, 2012/13: 0.93 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 1.01 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.95 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 1.79 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.88 Education and Training, 2017/18: 0.97 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.77 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.94 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.88 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 1.09 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 1.48 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.68 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.98 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.88 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.90 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 0.87 Construction, 2017/18: 1.06 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 0.80 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.85 Mining, 2017/18: 0.85 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.96
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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