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Employment by industry (Census)

Accommodation and Food Services is the largest employer in Cessnock City, making up 16.3% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Cessnock City 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 Cessnock City.

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
Cessnock City 2016
Industry
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Number%New South Wales %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3542.42.2
Mining5043.40.9
Manufacturing1,2288.35.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services570.40.9
Construction8765.98.4
Wholesale Trade1300.93.1
Retail Trade1,83512.49.7
Accommodation and Food Services2,41316.37.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4583.14.7
Information Media and Telecommunications470.32.2
Financial and Insurance Services1250.85.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2021.41.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4713.28.1
Administrative and Support Services4473.03.5
Public Administration and Safety9946.75.9
Education and Training1,4019.48.3
Health Care and Social Assistance1,84312.412.5
Arts and Recreation Services2391.61.5
Other Services6434.33.7
Industry not classified5733.94.7

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, Cessnock City: 2.4% Mining, Cessnock City: 3.4% Manufacturing, Cessnock City: 8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cessnock City: 0.4% Construction, Cessnock City: 5.9% Wholesale Trade, Cessnock City: 0.9% Retail Trade, Cessnock City: 12.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Cessnock City: 16.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cessnock City: 3.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cessnock City: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Cessnock City: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cessnock City: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cessnock City: 3.2% Administrative and Support Services, Cessnock City: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Cessnock City: 6.7% Education and Training, Cessnock City: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cessnock City: 12.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Cessnock City: 1.6% Other Services, Cessnock City: 4.3% Industry not classified, Cessnock City: 3.9%
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 Cessnock City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (2,413 local workers 16.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,843 local workers 12.4%)
  • Retail Trade (1,835 local workers 12.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 6,091 people in total or 41.0% of local workers.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Cessnock City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (16.3% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.4% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (0.8% compared to 5.0%)

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