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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Central Coast Council area, making up 18.0% of total employment.

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

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Central Coast Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Central Coast Council area 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9530.92.28050.82.2+148
Mining5090.50.94600.51.0+49
Manufacturing7,2186.95.98,9629.28.5-1,744
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1301.10.91,2591.31.1-129
Construction8,6428.38.46,5366.77.3+2,106
Wholesale Trade2,0542.03.12,7722.84.5-718
Retail Trade13,56313.09.714,47314.810.4-910
Accommodation and Food Services9,9109.57.18,8079.06.7+1,103
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,1873.04.72,9823.15.0+205
Information Media and Telecommunications1,3551.32.21,2811.32.3+74
Financial and Insurance Services2,3782.35.02,1112.25.1+267
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,0161.91.81,7721.81.6+244
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,7524.58.14,5534.77.9+199
Administrative and Support Services3,1883.03.52,9023.03.3+286
Public Administration and Safety5,7795.55.95,7855.95.9-6
Education and Training8,8788.58.38,0818.37.9+797
Health Care and Social Assistance18,86818.012.516,44216.811.6+2,426
Arts and Recreation Services1,5211.51.51,4241.51.5+97
Other Services4,5474.33.74,0824.23.8+465
Industry not classified4,2724.14.72,1172.22.5+2,155

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, Central Coast Council area: 0.9% Mining, Central Coast Council area: 0.5% Manufacturing, Central Coast Council area: 6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.1% Construction, Central Coast Council area: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Central Coast Council area: 2.0% Retail Trade, Central Coast Council area: 13.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Central Coast Council area: 9.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Central Coast Council area: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Central Coast Council area: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Central Coast Council area: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Central Coast Council area: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Central Coast Council area: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Central Coast Council area: 5.5% Education and Training, Central Coast Council area: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Central Coast Council area: 18.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Central Coast Council area: 1.5% Other Services, Central Coast Council area: 4.3% Industry not classified, Central Coast Council area: 4.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Central Coast Council area: +148 Mining, Central Coast Council area: +49 Manufacturing, Central Coast Council area: -1,744 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Central Coast Council area: -129 Construction, Central Coast Council area: +2,106 Wholesale Trade, Central Coast Council area: -718 Retail Trade, Central Coast Council area: -910 Accommodation and Food Services, Central Coast Council area: +1,103 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Central Coast Council area: +205 Information Media and Telecommunications, Central Coast Council area: +74 Financial and Insurance Services, Central Coast Council area: +267 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Central Coast Council area: +244 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Central Coast Council area: +199 Administrative and Support Services, Central Coast Council area: +286 Public Administration and Safety, Central Coast Council area: -6 Education and Training, Central Coast Council area: +797 Health Care and Social Assistance, Central Coast Council area: +2,426 Arts and Recreation Services, Central Coast Council area: +97 Other Services, Central Coast Council area: +465 Industry not classified, Central Coast Council area: +2,155
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 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 Central Coast Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (18,868 local workers 18.0%)
  • Retail Trade (13,563 local workers 13.0%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (9,910 local workers 9.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 42,341 people in total or 40.4% of local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales 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 Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.0% compared to 12.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.0% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.3% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Central Coast Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,426 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+2,155 local workers)
  • Construction (+2,106 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-1,744 local workers)

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