Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of CouncilsEconomic profile
Skip to content

NSROC Region

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for the NSROC Region in 2017/18 was 1.12, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Construction had the highest ratio (1.94), while the lowest ratio was found in Financial and Insurance Services (0.52).

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 NSROC Region 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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Employment capacity by industry
NSROC Region2017/182012/13
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4241,6620.861,1221,1370.99
Mining7166911.041,2121,1541.05
Manufacturing19,40016,6971.1620,13216,3951.23
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,0792,0691.002,1222,1800.97
Construction29,28015,0881.9427,38416,9491.62
Wholesale Trade21,90414,7251.4924,33516,9021.44
Retail Trade33,26730,8311.0830,25526,0631.16
Accommodation and Food Services24,31417,8421.3618,97317,5201.08
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7,4129,6400.778,0928,7940.92
Information Media and Telecommunications24,77213,7891.8024,77315,3051.62
Financial and Insurance Services17,01332,7800.5216,75231,5370.53
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6,8497,7970.887,2027,5510.95
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services63,52862,5631.0260,04853,7021.12
Administrative and Support Services12,85410,8121.1913,89111,0391.26
Public Administration and Safety13,28215,8130.8412,39013,8320.90
Education and Training40,21337,5171.0731,44528,5571.10
Health Care and Social Assistance54,41645,2891.2046,24437,7181.23
Arts and Recreation Services5,7815,1361.135,3375,5650.96
Other Services13,23710,2521.2913,0279,9311.31

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment capacity by industry 2017/18
Employment capacity by industry 2017/18 Other Services, Employed residents: 10,252 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 5,136 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 45,289 Education and Training, Employed residents: 37,517 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 15,813 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 10,812 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 62,563 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 7,797 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 32,780 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 13,789 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 9,640 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 17,842 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 30,831 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 14,725 Construction, Employed residents: 15,088 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 2,069 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 16,697 Mining, Employed residents: 691 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 1,662 Other Services, Local jobs: 13,237 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 5,781 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 54,416 Education and Training, Local jobs: 40,213 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 13,282 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 12,854 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 63,528 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 6,849 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 17,013 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 24,772 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 7,412 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 24,314 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 33,267 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 21,904 Construction, Local jobs: 29,280 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 2,079 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 19,400 Mining, Local jobs: 716 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 1,424
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: 1.31 Arts and Recreation Services, 2012/13: 0.96 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2012/13: 1.23 Education and Training, 2012/13: 1.10 Public Administration and Safety, 2012/13: 0.90 Administrative and Support Services, 2012/13: 1.26 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2012/13: 1.12 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2012/13: 0.95 Financial and Insurance Services, 2012/13: 0.53 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2012/13: 1.62 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2012/13: 0.92 Accommodation and Food Services, 2012/13: 1.08 Retail Trade, 2012/13: 1.16 Wholesale Trade, 2012/13: 1.44 Construction, 2012/13: 1.62 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2012/13: 0.97 Manufacturing, 2012/13: 1.23 Mining, 2012/13: 1.05 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2012/13: 0.99 Other Services, 2017/18: 1.29 Arts and Recreation Services, 2017/18: 1.13 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2017/18: 1.20 Education and Training, 2017/18: 1.07 Public Administration and Safety, 2017/18: 0.84 Administrative and Support Services, 2017/18: 1.19 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2017/18: 1.02 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2017/18: 0.88 Financial and Insurance Services, 2017/18: 0.52 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2017/18: 1.80 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2017/18: 0.77 Accommodation and Food Services, 2017/18: 1.36 Retail Trade, 2017/18: 1.08 Wholesale Trade, 2017/18: 1.49 Construction, 2017/18: 1.94 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2017/18: 1.00 Manufacturing, 2017/18: 1.16 Mining, 2017/18: 1.04 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2017/18: 0.86
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
v18.09.24-1.0.0