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Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the Northern Beaches Council area in 2018/19 was 0.70, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the highest ratio (1.52), while the lowest ratio was found in Financial and Insurance Services (0.16).

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 Northern Beaches 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
Northern Beaches Council area2018/192013/14
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5853851.524384111.07
Mining17350.49772590.30
Manufacturing7,2388,6000.848,0109,6730.83
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5748480.685329400.57
Construction9,72312,6230.777,6409,7380.78
Wholesale Trade6,3807,4280.866,4087,5830.85
Retail Trade15,52616,1050.9613,39913,6750.98
Accommodation and Food Services8,5759,9070.878,7119,0020.97
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,5174,2600.592,3054,3680.53
Information Media and Telecommunications1,8485,8230.321,8695,5230.34
Financial and Insurance Services1,99912,2950.161,9759,9440.20
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,8353,4050.542,0863,4840.60
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services10,08923,0820.449,32319,6390.47
Administrative and Support Services2,9795,0410.593,6645,6160.65
Public Administration and Safety3,0686,6280.462,9155,9950.49
Education and Training9,66112,5750.779,07611,9840.76
Health Care and Social Assistance18,43116,8551.0912,90014,9870.86
Arts and Recreation Services2,3953,3610.712,0652,8270.73
Other Services5,7036,8380.834,8505,6410.86

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: 6,838 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 3,361 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 16,855 Education and Training, Employed residents: 12,575 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 6,628 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 5,041 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 23,082 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 3,405 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 12,295 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 5,823 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 4,260 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 9,907 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 16,105 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 7,428 Construction, Employed residents: 12,623 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 848 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 8,600 Mining, Employed residents: 35 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 385 Other Services, Local jobs: 5,703 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 2,395 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 18,431 Education and Training, Local jobs: 9,661 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 3,068 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 2,979 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 10,089 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 1,835 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,999 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 1,848 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 2,517 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 8,575 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 15,526 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 6,380 Construction, Local jobs: 9,723 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 574 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 7,238 Mining, Local jobs: 17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 585
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: 0.86 Arts and Recreation Services, 2013/14: 0.73 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2013/14: 0.86 Education and Training, 2013/14: 0.76 Public Administration and Safety, 2013/14: 0.49 Administrative and Support Services, 2013/14: 0.65 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2013/14: 0.47 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2013/14: 0.60 Financial and Insurance Services, 2013/14: 0.20 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2013/14: 0.34 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2013/14: 0.53 Accommodation and Food Services, 2013/14: 0.97 Retail Trade, 2013/14: 0.98 Wholesale Trade, 2013/14: 0.85 Construction, 2013/14: 0.78 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2013/14: 0.57 Manufacturing, 2013/14: 0.83 Mining, 2013/14: 0.30 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2013/14: 1.07 Other Services, 2018/19: 0.83 Arts and Recreation Services, 2018/19: 0.71 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2018/19: 1.09 Education and Training, 2018/19: 0.77 Public Administration and Safety, 2018/19: 0.46 Administrative and Support Services, 2018/19: 0.59 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2018/19: 0.44 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2018/19: 0.54 Financial and Insurance Services, 2018/19: 0.16 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2018/19: 0.32 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2018/19: 0.59 Accommodation and Food Services, 2018/19: 0.87 Retail Trade, 2018/19: 0.96 Wholesale Trade, 2018/19: 0.86 Construction, 2018/19: 0.77 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2018/19: 0.68 Manufacturing, 2018/19: 0.84 Mining, 2018/19: 0.49 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2018/19: 1.52
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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