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Employment by industry (Total)

In Gosford City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 11,698 local jobs in 2014/15.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Gosford City. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Gosford City regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Gosford City'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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: 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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Employment (total) by industry
Gosford City2014/152009/10Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2009/10 to 2014/15
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7011.12.35440.92.4+157
Mining1240.20.92560.40.9-132
Manufacturing5,2318.37.55,0538.48.8+178
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4870.81.16291.01.1-142
Construction6,28810.08.46,36410.68.4-76
Wholesale Trade1,4332.34.61,7182.94.6-286
Retail Trade8,03312.710.47,97213.310.4+62
Accommodation and Food Services4,4797.16.94,8728.16.7-393
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3602.25.11,4432.45.2-83
Information Media and Telecommunications8451.32.58351.42.5+10
Financial and Insurance Services1,1281.85.31,3152.25.3-187
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,0571.71.81,3882.31.8-330
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,6955.88.53,1095.28.1+586
Administrative and Support Services2,4763.93.42,0803.53.3+397
Public Administration and Safety3,5325.66.24,2837.16.0-750
Education and Training5,7949.28.14,2537.17.9+1,541
Health Care and Social Assistance11,69818.511.510,87418.111.1+824
Arts and Recreation Services7531.21.58561.41.5-103
Other Services4,0686.44.02,2633.83.9+1,806

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

Employment (total) by industry 2014/15
Employment (total) by industry 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, New South Wales: 2.3% Mining, New South Wales: 0.9% Manufacturing, New South Wales: 7.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, New South Wales: 1.1% Construction, New South Wales: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, New South Wales: 4.6% Retail Trade, New South Wales: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, New South Wales: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, New South Wales: 5.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, New South Wales: 2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, New South Wales: 5.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, New South Wales: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, New South Wales: 8.5% Administrative and Support Services, New South Wales: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, New South Wales: 6.2% Education and Training, New South Wales: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, New South Wales: 11.5% Arts and Recreation Services, New South Wales: 1.5% Other Services, New South Wales: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gosford City: 1.1% Mining, Gosford City: 0.2% Manufacturing, Gosford City: 8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gosford City: 0.8% Construction, Gosford City: 10.0% Wholesale Trade, Gosford City: 2.3% Retail Trade, Gosford City: 12.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Gosford City: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gosford City: 2.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Gosford City: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Gosford City: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gosford City: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gosford City: 5.8% Administrative and Support Services, Gosford City: 3.9% Public Administration and Safety, Gosford City: 5.6% Education and Training, Gosford City: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Gosford City: 18.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Gosford City: 1.2% Other Services, Gosford City: 6.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2009/10 to 2014/15
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2009/10 to 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Gosford City: +157 Mining, Gosford City: -132 Manufacturing, Gosford City: +178 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Gosford City: -142 Construction, Gosford City: -76 Wholesale Trade, Gosford City: -286 Retail Trade, Gosford City: +62 Accommodation and Food Services, Gosford City: -393 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Gosford City: -83 Information Media and Telecommunications, Gosford City: +10 Financial and Insurance Services, Gosford City: -187 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Gosford City: -330 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Gosford City: +586 Administrative and Support Services, Gosford City: +397 Public Administration and Safety, Gosford City: -750 Education and Training, Gosford City: +1,541 Health Care and Social Assistance, Gosford City: +824 Arts and Recreation Services, Gosford City: -103 Other Services, Gosford City: +1,806
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 local workers in Gosford City in 2014/15 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,698 people or 18.5%)
  • Retail Trade (8,033 people or 12.7%)
  • Construction (6,288 people or 10.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 26,020 people in total or 41.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.4% in Retail Trade; and 8.4% in Construction.

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 (18.5% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.8% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.2% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.8% compared to 8.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Gosford City increased by 3,079 between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2009/10 and 2014/15 in Gosford City were for those employed in:

  • Other Services (+1,806 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,541 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+824 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-750 local workers)

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