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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 18,849 local jobs in 2014/15.

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 area2014/152009/10Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2009/10 to 2014/15
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,2491.12.39150.92.4+334
Mining4470.40.96910.60.9-245
Manufacturing10,0838.97.59,8059.28.8+279
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,2441.11.11,5891.51.1-345
Construction11,1649.98.411,77811.08.4-614
Wholesale Trade2,6302.34.63,0822.94.6-452
Retail Trade14,91613.210.414,68513.710.4+231
Accommodation and Food Services8,4977.56.99,1608.66.7-662
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,9602.65.12,9722.85.2-12
Information Media and Telecommunications1,1861.12.51,2091.12.5-23
Financial and Insurance Services1,9441.75.32,2412.15.3-297
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,8601.61.82,4142.31.8-554
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,7605.18.54,8374.58.1+923
Administrative and Support Services4,5154.03.43,6883.53.3+826
Public Administration and Safety6,1725.56.27,2356.86.0-1,063
Education and Training11,0029.88.18,0697.67.9+2,933
Health Care and Social Assistance18,84916.711.517,19216.111.1+1,657
Arts and Recreation Services1,3391.21.51,4841.41.5-145
Other Services6,9376.24.03,7773.53.9+3,160

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 2014/15
Employment (total) by industry 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 4.6% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.9% 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: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.2% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.1% 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: 1.1% Mining, Central Coast Council area: 0.4% Manufacturing, Central Coast Council area: 8.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.1% Construction, Central Coast Council area: 9.9% Wholesale Trade, Central Coast Council area: 2.3% Retail Trade, Central Coast Council area: 13.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Central Coast Council area: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Central Coast Council area: 2.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Central Coast Council area: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Central Coast Council area: 5.1% Administrative and Support Services, Central Coast Council area: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, Central Coast Council area: 5.5% Education and Training, Central Coast Council area: 9.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Central Coast Council area: 16.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.2% Other Services, Central Coast Council area: 6.2%
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, 2009/10 to 2014/15
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2009/10 to 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Central Coast Council area: +334 Mining, Central Coast Council area: -245 Manufacturing, Central Coast Council area: +279 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Central Coast Council area: -345 Construction, Central Coast Council area: -614 Wholesale Trade, Central Coast Council area: -452 Retail Trade, Central Coast Council area: +231 Accommodation and Food Services, Central Coast Council area: -662 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Central Coast Council area: -12 Information Media and Telecommunications, Central Coast Council area: -23 Financial and Insurance Services, Central Coast Council area: -297 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Central Coast Council area: -554 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Central Coast Council area: +923 Administrative and Support Services, Central Coast Council area: +826 Public Administration and Safety, Central Coast Council area: -1,063 Education and Training, Central Coast Council area: +2,933 Health Care and Social Assistance, Central Coast Council area: +1,657 Arts and Recreation Services, Central Coast Council area: -145 Other Services, Central Coast Council area: +3,160
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 2014/15 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (18,849 people or 16.7%)
  • Retail Trade (14,916 people or 13.2%)
  • Construction (11,164 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 44,929 people in total or 39.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.4% in Retail Trade; and 8.4% 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 (16.7% compared to 11.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.7% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.1% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Central Coast Council area increased by 5,931 between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2009/10 and 2014/15 in the Central Coast Council area were for those employed in:

  • Other Services (+3,160 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+2,933 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,657 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-1,063 local workers)

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