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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in Gosford City, making up 19.3% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Gosford 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 Gosford 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
Gosford City 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4500.92.35121.02.8-62
Mining1370.31.01130.20.7+24
Manufacturing4,2908.58.54,7249.59.7-434
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4660.91.13670.71.0+99
Construction3,1456.27.33,0346.17.1+111
Wholesale Trade1,4082.84.51,8253.74.8-417
Retail Trade7,34014.510.57,83615.811.3-496
Accommodation and Food Services4,3288.66.83,9457.96.6+383
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2702.55.01,3562.75.0-86
Information Media and Telecommunications8701.72.47571.52.4+113
Financial and Insurance Services1,1812.35.21,3142.65.2-133
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9701.91.71,0872.21.8-117
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,7905.58.02,5275.17.5+263
Administrative and Support Services1,3922.83.31,2602.53.1+132
Public Administration and Safety3,1296.26.03,2476.56.0-118
Education and Training4,1248.28.13,8627.87.8+262
Health Care and Social Assistance9,76419.311.88,50117.110.7+1,263
Arts and Recreation Services7361.51.56851.41.4+51
Other Services2,2704.53.82,2784.63.9-8
Industry not classified4660.91.24610.91.2+5

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, Gosford City: 0.9% Mining, Gosford City: 0.3% Manufacturing, Gosford City: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gosford City: 0.9% Construction, Gosford City: 6.2% Wholesale Trade, Gosford City: 2.8% Retail Trade, Gosford City: 14.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Gosford City: 8.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gosford City: 2.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gosford City: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Gosford City: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gosford City: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gosford City: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, Gosford City: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Gosford City: 6.2% Education and Training, Gosford City: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gosford City: 19.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Gosford City: 1.5% Other Services, Gosford City: 4.5% Industry not classified, Gosford 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, Gosford City: -62 Mining, Gosford City: +24 Manufacturing, Gosford City: -434 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gosford City: +99 Construction, Gosford City: +111 Wholesale Trade, Gosford City: -417 Retail Trade, Gosford City: -496 Accommodation and Food Services, Gosford City: +383 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gosford City: -86 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gosford City: +113 Financial and Insurance Services, Gosford City: -133 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gosford City: -117 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gosford City: +263 Administrative and Support Services, Gosford City: +132 Public Administration and Safety, Gosford City: -118 Education and Training, Gosford City: +262 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gosford City: +1,263 Arts and Recreation Services, Gosford City: +51 Other Services, Gosford City: -8 Industry not classified, Gosford City: +5
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 Gosford City in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (9,764 local workers 19.3%)
  • Retail Trade (7,340 local workers 14.5%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (4,328 local workers 8.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 21,432 people in total or 42.4% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.5% in Retail Trade; and 6.8% in Accommodation and Food Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (19.3% compared to 11.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.5% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.3% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.5% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,263 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-496 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-434 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-417 local workers)

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