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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force professionals in the Central Coast Council area than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Central Coast Council area's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers occupations
Central Coast Council area 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Managers14,30210.913.313,43411.113.6+868
Professionals23,45117.922.720,24416.821.2+3,207
Technicians and Trades Workers20,61815.713.219,38516.113.6+1,233
Community and Personal Service Workers15,07011.59.512,54410.48.6+2,526
Clerical and Administrative Workers19,14614.615.118,25015.115.4+896
Sales Workers14,73511.29.314,15311.79.7+582
Machinery Operators And Drivers8,0526.16.47,5536.36.4+499
Labourers13,45010.38.713,25611.09.5+194
Inadequately described or not stated2,1911.71.81,8951.61.9+296

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

Local resident workers occupations, 2011
Local resident workers occupations, 2011 Managers, New South Wales: 13.3% Professionals, New South Wales: 22.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales: 9.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales: 15.1% Sales Workers, New South Wales: 9.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales: 6.4% Labourers, New South Wales: 8.7% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 1.8% Managers, Central Coast Council area: 10.9% Professionals, Central Coast Council area: 17.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Central Coast Council area: 15.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Central Coast Council area: 11.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Central Coast Council area: 14.6% Sales Workers, Central Coast Council area: 11.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Central Coast Council area: 6.1% Labourers, Central Coast Council area: 10.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Central Coast Council area: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Central Coast Council area: +868 Professionals, Central Coast Council area: +3,207 Technicians and Trades Workers, Central Coast Council area: +1,233 Community and Personal Service Workers, Central Coast Council area: +2,526 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Central Coast Council area: +896 Sales Workers, Central Coast Council area: +582 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Central Coast Council area: +499 Labourers, Central Coast Council area: +194 Inadequately described or not stated, Central Coast Council area: +296
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 labour force in Central Coast Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (23,451 people or 17.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (20,618 people or 15.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (19,146 people or 14.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 63,215 people in total or 48.3% of the local labour force.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 22.7% in Professionals; 13.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 15.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.7% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.5% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (17.9% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Managers (10.9% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Central Coast Council area increased by 10,301 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the Central Coast Council area were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+3,207 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,526 local labour force)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+1,233 local labour force)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+896 local labour force)

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