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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Lithgow City Council in 2017/18 was 0.97, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Wholesale Trade had the highest ratio (1.33), while the lowest ratio was found in Arts and Recreation Services (0.58).

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 Lithgow City Council 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
Lithgow City Council 2017/182012/13
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2412490.972162340.92
Mining9358151.151,3421,0171.32
Manufacturing5265600.945455820.94
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3473391.023973651.09
Construction5654981.146736401.05
Wholesale Trade1741311.332002160.93
Retail Trade7849180.857668390.91
Accommodation and Food Services7579320.817027300.96
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4054640.874404790.92
Information Media and Telecommunications31450.6970950.73
Financial and Insurance Services1912180.881471500.98
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services93721.30911010.90
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1982620.752142540.84
Administrative and Support Services2612710.963173590.88
Public Administration and Safety1,0509451.118397361.14
Education and Training6445031.286035451.11
Health Care and Social Assistance9791,0910.908849600.92
Arts and Recreation Services791370.58791140.69
Other Services3423950.863113420.91

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: 395 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 137 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,091 Education and Training, Employed residents: 503 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 945 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 271 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 262 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 72 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 218 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 45 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 464 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 932 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 918 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 131 Construction, Employed residents: 498 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 339 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 560 Mining, Employed residents: 815 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 249 Other Services, Local jobs: 342 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 79 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 979 Education and Training, Local jobs: 644 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 1,050 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 261 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 198 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 93 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 191 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 31 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 405 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 757 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 784 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 174 Construction, Local jobs: 565 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 347 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 526 Mining, Local jobs: 935 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 241
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: 0.91 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.69 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 0.92 Education and Training, 2012/13: 1.11 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 1.14 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 0.88 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 0.84 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.90 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.98 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 0.73 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.92 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 0.96 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 0.91 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 0.93 Construction, 2012/13: 1.05 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 1.09 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 0.94 Mining, 2012/13: 1.32 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 0.92 Other Services, 2017/18: 0.86 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 0.58 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 0.90 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.28 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 1.11 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 0.96 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 0.75 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 1.30 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.88 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 0.69 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.87 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 0.81 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 0.85 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.33 Construction, 2017/18: 1.14 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 1.02 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 0.94 Mining, 2017/18: 1.15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.97
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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