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Jobs to workers ratio

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The jobs to residents ratio for the Hilltops Council area in 2016/17 was 0.93, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Financial and Insurance Services had the highest ratio (1.04), while the lowest ratio was found in Information Media and Telecommunications (0.71).

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 area2016/172011/12
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,8331,8051.021,9692,0270.97
Mining1031170.885321533.48
Manufacturing4755560.853,0376954.37
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services851060.801041100.95
Construction5195800.894785280.91
Wholesale Trade2502730.922742810.97
Retail Trade8869390.949189390.98
Accommodation and Food Services4374830.903783810.99
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3924350.903944440.89
Information Media and Telecommunications43600.7153670.80
Financial and Insurance Services1501441.041341321.02
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services79850.9359670.88
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2252590.871902040.93
Administrative and Support Services1812010.901481640.90
Public Administration and Safety3183920.813734590.81
Education and Training6046270.965915960.99
Health Care and Social Assistance9571,0230.947888280.95
Arts and Recreation Services62670.9158471.24
Other Services3133260.962682730.98

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: 326 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 67 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,023 Education and Training, Employed residents: 627 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 392 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 201 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 259 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 85 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 144 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 60 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 435 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 483 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 939 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 273 Construction, Employed residents: 580 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 106 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 556 Mining, Employed residents: 117 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,805 Other Services, Local jobs: 313 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 62 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 957 Education and Training, Local jobs: 604 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 318 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 181 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 225 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 79 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 150 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 43 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 392 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 437 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 886 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 250 Construction, Local jobs: 519 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 85 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 475 Mining, Local jobs: 103 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,833
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: 0.98 Arts and Recreation Services, 2011/12: 1.24 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2011/12: 0.95 Education and Training, 2011/12: 0.99 Public Administration and Safety, 2011/12: 0.81 Administrative and Support Services, 2011/12: 0.90 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2011/12: 0.93 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2011/12: 0.88 Financial and Insurance Services, 2011/12: 1.02 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2011/12: 0.80 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2011/12: 0.89 Accommodation and Food Services, 2011/12: 0.99 Retail Trade, 2011/12: 0.98 Wholesale Trade, 2011/12: 0.97 Construction, 2011/12: 0.91 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2011/12: 0.95 Manufacturing, 2011/12: 4.37 Mining, 2011/12: 3.48 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2011/12: 0.97 Other Services, 2016/17: 0.96 Arts and Recreation Services, 2016/17: 0.91 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2016/17: 0.94 Education and Training, 2016/17: 0.96 Public Administration and Safety, 2016/17: 0.81 Administrative and Support Services, 2016/17: 0.90 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2016/17: 0.87 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2016/17: 0.93 Financial and Insurance Services, 2016/17: 1.04 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2016/17: 0.71 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2016/17: 0.90 Accommodation and Food Services, 2016/17: 0.90 Retail Trade, 2016/17: 0.94 Wholesale Trade, 2016/17: 0.92 Construction, 2016/17: 0.89 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2016/17: 0.80 Manufacturing, 2016/17: 0.85 Mining, 2016/17: 0.88 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2016/17: 1.02
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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