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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Lithgow City Council in 2018/19 was 1.02, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (2.09), while the lowest ratio was found in Arts and Recreation Services (0.67).

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 2018/192013/14
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2612740.952472690.92
Mining8163912.091,2919951.30
Manufacturing6676111.095195620.92
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3072741.123913771.04
Construction5325740.936266450.97
Wholesale Trade1921461.322002140.94
Retail Trade8019120.887718460.91
Accommodation and Food Services8069470.857007440.94
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4054400.924364670.93
Information Media and Telecommunications52630.8265880.74
Financial and Insurance Services2172450.891541590.97
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services981180.83971070.90
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2082830.732142590.83
Administrative and Support Services2813070.922873140.91
Public Administration and Safety1,0259731.059248061.15
Education and Training6435841.106255711.09
Health Care and Social Assistance1,2561,1871.068809690.91
Arts and Recreation Services851270.6772990.72
Other Services3443900.883213580.90

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment capacity by industry 2018/19
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 Other Services, Employed residents: 390 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 127 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 1,187 Education and Training, Employed residents: 584 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 973 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 307 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 283 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 118 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 245 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 63 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 440 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 947 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 912 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 146 Construction, Employed residents: 574 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 274 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 611 Mining, Employed residents: 391 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 274 Other Services, Local jobs: 344 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 85 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 1,256 Education and Training, Local jobs: 643 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 1,025 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 281 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 208 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 98 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 217 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 52 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 405 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 806 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 801 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 192 Construction, Local jobs: 532 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 307 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 667 Mining, Local jobs: 816 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 261
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and 2013/14
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and  2013/14 Other Services, 2013/14: 0.90 Arts and Recreation Services, 2013/14: 0.72 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2013/14: 0.91 Education and Training, 2013/14: 1.09 Public Administration and Safety, 2013/14: 1.15 Administrative and Support Services, 2013/14: 0.91 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2013/14: 0.83 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2013/14: 0.90 Financial and Insurance Services, 2013/14: 0.97 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2013/14: 0.74 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2013/14: 0.93 Accommodation and Food Services, 2013/14: 0.94 Retail Trade, 2013/14: 0.91 Wholesale Trade, 2013/14: 0.94 Construction, 2013/14: 0.97 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2013/14: 1.04 Manufacturing, 2013/14: 0.92 Mining, 2013/14: 1.30 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2013/14: 0.92 Other Services, 2018/19: 0.88 Arts and Recreation Services, 2018/19: 0.67 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2018/19: 1.06 Education and Training, 2018/19: 1.10 Public Administration and Safety, 2018/19: 1.05 Administrative and Support Services, 2018/19: 0.92 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2018/19: 0.73 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2018/19: 0.83 Financial and Insurance Services, 2018/19: 0.89 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2018/19: 0.82 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2018/19: 0.92 Accommodation and Food Services, 2018/19: 0.85 Retail Trade, 2018/19: 0.88 Wholesale Trade, 2018/19: 1.32 Construction, 2018/19: 0.93 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2018/19: 1.12 Manufacturing, 2018/19: 1.09 Mining, 2018/19: 2.09 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2018/19: 0.95
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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