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Employment by industry (Census)

Accommodation and Food Services is the largest employer in Cessnock City, making up 14.3% 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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Cessnock City 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3322.32.33732.92.8-41
Mining5984.21.02882.20.7+310
Manufacturing1,82212.98.52,02515.79.7-203
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services470.31.1460.41.0+1
Construction9997.07.37085.57.1+291
Wholesale Trade2401.74.52692.14.8-29
Retail Trade1,94313.710.51,92014.911.3+23
Accommodation and Food Services2,02914.36.81,80714.06.6+222
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3822.75.03682.85.0+14
Information Media and Telecommunications620.42.4510.42.4+11
Financial and Insurance Services1521.15.21601.25.2-8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2171.51.71681.31.8+49
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4293.08.04043.17.5+25
Administrative and Support Services3592.53.33202.53.1+39
Public Administration and Safety7085.06.06394.96.0+69
Education and Training1,2428.88.11,0928.57.8+150
Health Care and Social Assistance1,58711.211.81,37310.610.7+214
Arts and Recreation Services2031.41.51451.11.4+58
Other Services6934.93.86234.83.9+70
Industry not classified1330.91.21361.11.2-3

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 1.0% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 4.5% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.4% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.0% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.0% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.8% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 3.8% Industry not classified, New South Wales: 1.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cessnock City: 2.3% Mining, Cessnock City: 4.2% Manufacturing, Cessnock City: 12.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cessnock City: 0.3% Construction, Cessnock City: 7.0% Wholesale Trade, Cessnock City: 1.7% Retail Trade, Cessnock City: 13.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Cessnock City: 14.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cessnock City: 2.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cessnock City: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Cessnock City: 1.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cessnock City: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cessnock City: 3.0% Administrative and Support Services, Cessnock City: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Cessnock City: 5.0% Education and Training, Cessnock City: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cessnock City: 11.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Cessnock City: 1.4% Other Services, Cessnock City: 4.9% Industry not classified, Cessnock City: 0.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cessnock City: -41 Mining, Cessnock City: +310 Manufacturing, Cessnock City: -203 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cessnock City: +1 Construction, Cessnock City: +291 Wholesale Trade, Cessnock City: -29 Retail Trade, Cessnock City: +23 Accommodation and Food Services, Cessnock City: +222 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cessnock City: +14 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cessnock City: +11 Financial and Insurance Services, Cessnock City: -8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cessnock City: +49 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cessnock City: +25 Administrative and Support Services, Cessnock City: +39 Public Administration and Safety, Cessnock City: +69 Education and Training, Cessnock City: +150 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cessnock City: +214 Arts and Recreation Services, Cessnock City: +58 Other Services, Cessnock City: +70 Industry not classified, Cessnock City: -3
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 female in Cessnock City in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (2,029 local workers 14.3%)
  • Retail Trade (1,943 local workers 13.7%)
  • Manufacturing (1,822 local workers 12.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 5,794 people in total or 40.9% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 6.8% in Accommodation and Food Services; 10.5% in Retail Trade; and 8.5% in Manufacturing.

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 (14.3% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (12.9% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.0% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in Cessnock City were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+310 local workers)
  • Construction (+291 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+222 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+214 local workers)

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