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Central Coast Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Central Coast Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 13,316 FTE jobs in 2015/16.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the Central Coast Council area.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. 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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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Central Coast Council area2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9541.12.89131.12.9+41
Mining5170.61.25010.61.2+16
Manufacturing8,6819.98.68,83710.29.3-156
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,5361.71.31,3641.61.3+172
Construction9,29310.68.49,16710.58.2+126
Wholesale Trade2,8153.25.02,7273.15.0+88
Retail Trade11,41313.09.011,28813.09.1+125
Accommodation and Food Services6,4997.45.96,4737.45.8+26
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,1323.65.63,1383.65.7-6
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0761.22.61,1491.32.6-73
Financial and Insurance Services1,7382.05.81,8002.15.7-62
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,6781.91.91,7292.01.9-51
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,0314.69.24,2094.89.0-178
Administrative and Support Services2,7973.23.22,8033.23.1-7
Public Administration and Safety5,1525.96.35,1375.96.1+16
Education and Training7,6508.77.77,4498.67.7+201
Health Care and Social Assistance13,31615.210.313,18915.210.1+127
Arts and Recreation Services1,1491.31.31,1231.31.3+26
Other Services4,3625.04.13,9854.64.0+377

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

Data is based on 2015-16 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

Employment (FTE) 2015/16
Employment (FTE) 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.8% Mining, New South Wales: 1.2% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 5.0% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 9.0% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.6% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 9.2% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.3% Education and Training, New South Wales: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 10.3% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.3% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Central Coast Council area: 1.1% Mining, Central Coast Council area: 0.6% Manufacturing, Central Coast Council area: 9.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.7% Construction, Central Coast Council area: 10.6% Wholesale Trade, Central Coast Council area: 3.2% Retail Trade, Central Coast Council area: 13.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Central Coast Council area: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Central Coast Council area: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Central Coast Council area: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Central Coast Council area: 2.0% 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: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Central Coast Council area: 5.9% Education and Training, Central Coast Council area: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Central Coast Council area: 15.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.3% Other Services, Central Coast Council area: 5.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Central Coast Council area: +41 Mining, Central Coast Council area: +16 Manufacturing, Central Coast Council area: -156 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Central Coast Council area: +172 Construction, Central Coast Council area: +126 Wholesale Trade, Central Coast Council area: +88 Retail Trade, Central Coast Council area: +125 Accommodation and Food Services, Central Coast Council area: +26 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Central Coast Council area: -6 Information Media and Telecommunications, Central Coast Council area: -73 Financial and Insurance Services, Central Coast Council area: -62 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Central Coast Council area: -51 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Central Coast Council area: -178 Administrative and Support Services, Central Coast Council area: -7 Public Administration and Safety, Central Coast Council area: +16 Education and Training, Central Coast Council area: +201 Health Care and Social Assistance, Central Coast Council area: +127 Arts and Recreation Services, Central Coast Council area: +26 Other Services, Central Coast Council area: +377
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 full-time equivalent local workers in Central Coast Council area in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (13,316 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.2%)
  • Retail Trade (11,413 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.0%)
  • Construction (9,293 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 34,022 people in total or 38.8% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 10.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.0% in Retail Trade; and 8.4% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.2% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.0% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.6% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.0% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the Central Coast Council area increased by 808 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

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

  • Other Services (+377 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+201 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (-178 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+172 full-time equivalent local workers)

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