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Central Coast Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Central Coast Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 18,681 local jobs in 2015/16.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Central Coast Council area. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Central Coast Council area regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Central Coast Council area's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Central Coast Council area2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1381.02.31,0190.92.3+119
Mining5260.51.05020.40.9+24
Manufacturing9,5268.37.99,6988.68.5-172
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,6951.51.21,4461.31.2+250
Construction11,3759.97.611,34310.07.6+33
Wholesale Trade3,1662.74.53,0762.74.6+90
Retail Trade17,23214.910.316,56614.710.3+666
Accommodation and Food Services10,5659.27.010,1439.06.8+422
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,4533.05.13,4203.05.2+33
Information Media and Telecommunications1,3371.22.51,4141.32.5-78
Financial and Insurance Services2,1161.85.32,2042.05.3-88
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,0191.71.82,0801.81.8-61
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,0084.38.55,2054.68.4-197
Administrative and Support Services4,0873.53.53,9913.53.4+96
Public Administration and Safety6,4205.66.36,4845.76.3-64
Education and Training9,9308.68.29,4298.38.1+501
Health Care and Social Assistance18,68116.211.518,34116.211.3+340
Arts and Recreation Services1,7691.51.51,6961.51.5+72
Other Services5,3984.74.04,9354.44.0+463

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment (total) by industry 2015/16
Employment (total) by industry 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.0% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.2% Construction, New South Wales: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 4.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.3% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.5% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.3% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Central Coast Council area: 1.0% Mining, Central Coast Council area: 0.5% Manufacturing, Central Coast Council area: 8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.5% Construction, Central Coast Council area: 9.9% Wholesale Trade, Central Coast Council area: 2.7% Retail Trade, Central Coast Council area: 14.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Central Coast Council area: 9.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Central Coast Council area: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Central Coast Council area: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Central Coast Council area: 4.3% Administrative and Support Services, Central Coast Council area: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Central Coast Council area: 5.6% Education and Training, Central Coast Council area: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Central Coast Council area: 16.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.5% Other Services, Central Coast Council area: 4.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Central Coast Council area: +119 Mining, Central Coast Council area: +24 Manufacturing, Central Coast Council area: -172 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Central Coast Council area: +250 Construction, Central Coast Council area: +33 Wholesale Trade, Central Coast Council area: +90 Retail Trade, Central Coast Council area: +666 Accommodation and Food Services, Central Coast Council area: +422 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Central Coast Council area: +33 Information Media and Telecommunications, Central Coast Council area: -78 Financial and Insurance Services, Central Coast Council area: -88 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Central Coast Council area: -61 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Central Coast Council area: -197 Administrative and Support Services, Central Coast Council area: +96 Public Administration and Safety, Central Coast Council area: -64 Education and Training, Central Coast Council area: +501 Health Care and Social Assistance, Central Coast Council area: +340 Arts and Recreation Services, Central Coast Council area: +72 Other Services, Central Coast Council area: +463
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©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 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (18,681 people or 16.2%)
  • Retail Trade (17,232 people or 14.9%)
  • Construction (11,375 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 47,288 people in total or 41.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.3% in Retail Trade; and 7.6% in Construction.

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 (16.2% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.9% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Central Coast Council area increased by 2,449 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the Central Coast Council area were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (+666 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+501 local workers)
  • Other Services (+463 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+422 local workers)

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