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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the MidCoast Council area, making up 18.5% of total employment.

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

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
MidCoast Council area 2016
Industry
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Number%NSW %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4665.42.2
Mining2150.80.9
Manufacturing1,5125.65.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4541.70.9
Construction1,8646.98.4
Wholesale Trade4021.53.1
Retail Trade3,68513.79.7
Accommodation and Food Services2,70310.07.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8753.24.7
Information Media and Telecommunications2020.82.2
Financial and Insurance Services3641.45.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5121.91.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9383.58.1
Administrative and Support Services8313.13.5
Public Administration and Safety1,1244.25.9
Education and Training2,3378.78.3
Health Care and Social Assistance4,98818.512.5
Arts and Recreation Services3681.41.5
Other Services1,0573.93.7
Industry not classified1,0363.84.7

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, NSW: 2.2% Mining, NSW: 0.9% Manufacturing, NSW: 5.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, NSW: 0.9% Construction, NSW: 8.4% Wholesale Trade, NSW: 3.1% Retail Trade, NSW: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, NSW: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, NSW: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, NSW: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, NSW: 5.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, NSW: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NSW: 8.1% Administrative and Support Services, NSW: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, NSW: 5.9% Education and Training, NSW: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, NSW: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, NSW: 1.5% Other Services, NSW: 3.7% Industry not classified, NSW: 4.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, MidCoast Council area: 5.4% Mining, MidCoast Council area: 0.8% Manufacturing, MidCoast Council area: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, MidCoast Council area: 1.7% Construction, MidCoast Council area: 6.9% Wholesale Trade, MidCoast Council area: 1.5% Retail Trade, MidCoast Council area: 13.7% Accommodation and Food Services, MidCoast Council area: 10.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, MidCoast Council area: 3.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, MidCoast Council area: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, MidCoast Council area: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, MidCoast Council area: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, MidCoast Council area: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, MidCoast Council area: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, MidCoast Council area: 4.2% Education and Training, MidCoast Council area: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, MidCoast Council area: 18.5% Arts and Recreation Services, MidCoast Council area: 1.4% Other Services, MidCoast Council area: 3.9% Industry not classified, MidCoast Council area: 3.8%
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 MidCoast Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,988 local workers 18.5%)
  • Retail Trade (3,685 local workers 13.7%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (2,703 local workers 10.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 11,376 people in total or 42.2% of local workers.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the MidCoast Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.5% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.7% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.5% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 5.0%)

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