Penrith City

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Penrith City in 2022/23 was 0.81, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Accommodation and Food Services had the highest ratio (1.07), while the lowest ratio was found in Financial and Insurance Services (0.29).

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 Penrith City 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 Employment 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Comparison year:
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Employment capacity by industry
Penrith City2022/232017/18
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9289041.038307911.05
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,9422,0300.961,2961,8320.71
Wholesale Trade4,0284,9500.812,5874,4760.58
Retail Trade10,04311,4960.879,36310,9770.85
Accommodation and Food Services6,5086,0581.075,5925,6141.00
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9,26010,8680.856,6999,0220.74
Information Media and Telecommunications9251,8890.496431,4280.45
Financial and Insurance Services1,2284,2030.291,0034,1120.24
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,5801,9090.831,3771,8110.76
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,1515,6590.562,8214,9630.57
Administrative and Support Services3,0784,2990.722,2673,5660.64
Public Administration and Safety7,02910,7050.665,3027,2680.73
Education and Training8,2799,4820.877,9797,7001.04
Health Care and Social Assistance16,48015,9751.0312,15112,1601.00
Arts and Recreation Services1,1001,1790.931,1831,4700.81
Other Services3,3304,3150.773,1584,2020.75
Total industries98,635121,1630.8185,330109,4170.78

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more.

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