Wollondilly Shire

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for Wollondilly Shire in 2020/21 was 0.49, meaning that there were less jobs than resident workers. Mining had the highest ratio (2.34), while the lowest ratio was found in Financial and Insurance Services (0.12).

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 Wollondilly Shire 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

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Employment capacity by industry
Wollondilly Shire2020/212015/16
IndustryLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9184841.907666451.19
Mining2,1939362.341,8684993.75
Manufacturing1,0022,7040.371,0772,4870.43
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2933840.762554360.59
Construction2,4984,6840.531,9303,5660.54
Wholesale Trade2569620.272169900.22
Retail Trade8562,6150.339992,6000.38
Accommodation and Food Services7211,2820.567531,3090.58
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6602,1210.316471,7270.37
Information Media and Telecommunications441880.23572020.28
Financial and Insurance Services816730.12826610.12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1294640.281464780.31
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5771,7000.345601,3220.42
Administrative and Support Services3926870.574437860.56
Public Administration and Safety4601,6480.284451,6530.27
Education and Training1,7162,5700.671,1922,6370.45
Health Care and Social Assistance9933,5120.288852,7040.33
Arts and Recreation Services3046460.472153840.56
Other Services6271,5280.415001,2120.41
Total industries14,71929,7880.4913,03726,2990.50

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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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