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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 18.0% 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 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Central Coast Council area 2016
Industry
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Number%New South Wales %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9530.92.2
Mining5460.50.9
Manufacturing7,3187.05.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1261.10.9
Construction8,6268.28.4
Wholesale Trade2,0882.03.1
Retail Trade13,53612.99.7
Accommodation and Food Services9,9219.57.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,2163.14.7
Information Media and Telecommunications1,3681.32.2
Financial and Insurance Services2,3782.35.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,0301.91.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,7874.68.1
Administrative and Support Services3,2123.13.5
Public Administration and Safety5,7965.55.9
Education and Training8,4608.18.3
Health Care and Social Assistance18,83018.012.5
Arts and Recreation Services1,5161.41.5
Other Services4,5794.43.7
Industry not classified4,3154.14.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.2% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 0.9% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 3.1% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 5.9% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.7% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Central Coast Council area: 0.9% Mining, Central Coast Council area: 0.5% Manufacturing, Central Coast Council area: 7.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.1% Construction, Central Coast Council area: 8.2% Wholesale Trade, Central Coast Council area: 2.0% Retail Trade, Central Coast Council area: 12.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Central Coast Council area: 9.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Central Coast Council area: 3.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Central Coast Council area: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Central Coast Council area: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Central Coast Council area: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Central Coast Council area: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Central Coast Council area: 5.5% Education and Training, Central Coast Council area: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Central Coast Council area: 18.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.4% Other Services, Central Coast Council area: 4.4% Industry not classified, Central Coast Council area: 4.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Central Coast Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (18,830 local workers 18.0%)
  • Retail Trade (13,536 local workers 12.9%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (9,921 local workers 9.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 42,287 people in total or 40.4% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 7.1% in Accommodation and Food Services.

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 (18.0% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.9% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.6% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.3% compared to 5.0%)

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