Central Coast Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Central Coast Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 22,618 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Central Coast Council area. 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 the Central Coast Council area 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 the Central Coast Council area'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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Central Coast Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1500.92.11,0901.02.3+60
Mining7190.60.96400.61.1+79
Manufacturing8,8787.36.88,7867.87.6+92
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,4931.21.01,3331.21.1+161
Construction13,76111.49.49,5618.58.4+4,201
Wholesale Trade2,7912.33.62,6082.34.0+184
Retail Trade14,85912.310.315,65813.910.1-799
Accommodation and Food Services10,7468.97.010,4959.37.1+250
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,6703.05.03,4573.15.1+213
Information Media and Telecommunications1,7001.42.31,4471.32.4+254
Financial and Insurance Services2,5292.15.12,2342.05.1+295
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,0921.71.62,0911.91.8+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5,3914.49.15,1554.68.3+235
Administrative and Support Services4,1743.43.34,2173.73.5-44
Public Administration and Safety6,5365.46.06,0135.35.9+523
Education and Training10,1658.48.59,8338.78.5+332
Health Care and Social Assistance22,61818.712.420,19017.912.1+2,428
Arts and Recreation Services2,4982.11.61,7791.61.7+719
Other Services5,4744.53.95,9075.33.9-433
Total industries121,245100.0100.0112,494100.0100.0+8,751

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Central Coast Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (22,618 people or 18.7%)
  • Retail Trade (14,859 people or 12.3%)
  • Construction (13,761 people or 11.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 51,238 people in total or 42.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.3% in Retail Trade and 9.4% in Construction.

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 the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (18.7% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.4% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Financial and Insurance Services (2.1% compared to 5.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (3.0% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Central Coast Council area increased by increased by 8,751 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Construction (+4,201 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,428 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+719 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+523 local workers)

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