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Central Coast Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Central Coast Council area, making up 17.3% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Central Coast Council area regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the Central Coast Council area.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Central Coast Council area 20112006Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7500.82.38331.02.8-83
Mining4140.51.02950.30.7+119
Manufacturing8,3589.38.59,06410.59.7-706
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1731.31.11,0001.21.0+173
Construction5,6026.27.35,5946.57.1+8
Wholesale Trade2,6182.94.52,9663.44.8-348
Retail Trade13,64015.110.514,20416.511.3-564
Accommodation and Food Services8,2049.16.87,3418.56.6+863
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,6633.05.02,6653.15.0-2
Information Media and Telecommunications1,2181.42.41,0901.32.4+128
Financial and Insurance Services2,0102.25.22,2042.65.2-194
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,7181.91.71,8522.21.8-134
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,3644.88.03,8264.47.5+538
Administrative and Support Services2,5872.93.32,1052.43.1+482
Public Administration and Safety5,5076.16.05,0715.96.0+436
Education and Training7,8018.78.17,1488.37.8+653
Health Care and Social Assistance15,54817.311.813,10015.210.7+2,448
Arts and Recreation Services1,3171.51.51,1941.41.4+123
Other Services3,8234.23.83,6904.33.9+133
Industry not classified7780.91.28000.91.2-22

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.0% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 4.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.0% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Central Coast Council area: 0.8% Mining, Central Coast Council area: 0.5% Manufacturing, Central Coast Council area: 9.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.3% Construction, Central Coast Council area: 6.2% Wholesale Trade, Central Coast Council area: 2.9% Retail Trade, Central Coast Council area: 15.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Central Coast Council area: 9.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Central Coast Council area: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Central Coast Council area: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Central Coast Council area: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Central Coast Council area: 4.8% Administrative and Support Services, Central Coast Council area: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Central Coast Council area: 6.1% Education and Training, Central Coast Council area: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Central Coast Council area: 17.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.5% Other Services, Central Coast Council area: 4.2% Industry not classified, Central Coast Council area: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Central Coast Council area: -83 Mining, Central Coast Council area: +119 Manufacturing, Central Coast Council area: -706 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Central Coast Council area: +173 Construction, Central Coast Council area: +8 Wholesale Trade, Central Coast Council area: -348 Retail Trade, Central Coast Council area: -564 Accommodation and Food Services, Central Coast Council area: +863 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Central Coast Council area: -2 Information Media and Telecommunications, Central Coast Council area: +128 Financial and Insurance Services, Central Coast Council area: -194 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Central Coast Council area: -134 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Central Coast Council area: +538 Administrative and Support Services, Central Coast Council area: +482 Public Administration and Safety, Central Coast Council area: +436 Education and Training, Central Coast Council area: +653 Health Care and Social Assistance, Central Coast Council area: +2,448 Arts and Recreation Services, Central Coast Council area: +123 Other Services, Central Coast Council area: +133 Industry not classified, Central Coast Council area: -22
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in Central Coast Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (15,548 local workers 17.3%)
  • Retail Trade (13,640 local workers 15.1%)
  • Manufacturing (8,358 local workers 9.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 37,546 people in total or 41.7% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.5% in Retail Trade; and 8.5% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.3% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (15.1% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.8% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.2% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in the Central Coast Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,448 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+863 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-706 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+653 local workers)

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