Central Coast Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Central Coast Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 17,241 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the Central Coast Council area.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Central Coast Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9791.02.59771.13.0+2
Mining7700.81.16940.81.4+76
Manufacturing8,1458.57.58,1039.38.5+42
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,4031.51.11,2551.41.3+149
Construction13,39713.910.79,11910.59.4+4,278
Wholesale Trade2,2582.33.62,2892.64.3-32
Retail Trade9,70510.18.510,53312.28.9-828
Accommodation and Food Services6,7947.15.86,6287.66.0+166
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,6813.85.93,1813.75.8+500
Information Media and Telecommunications1,3581.42.31,1531.32.5+205
Financial and Insurance Services1,8842.05.31,7902.15.5+94
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1,9392.01.91,7862.12.0+152
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4,8325.010.84,1294.89.1+704
Administrative and Support Services3,0653.23.02,7233.13.0+342
Public Administration and Safety5,1955.45.64,8115.55.8+384
Education and Training7,5327.87.46,9098.07.2+623
Health Care and Social Assistance17,24117.911.614,20616.410.7+3,035
Arts and Recreation Services1,7211.81.51,1841.41.4+537
Other Services4,3804.53.85,2206.04.2-840
Total industries96,278100.0100.086,688100.0100.0+9,590

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 full-time equivalent local workers in the Central Coast Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (17,241 people or 17.9%)
  • Construction (13,397 people or 13.9%)
  • Retail Trade (9,705 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 40,343 people in total or 41.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 11.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Construction and 8.5% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.9% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (5.0% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (2.0% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (13.9% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Central Coast Council area increased by increased by 9,590 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Central Coast Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+4,278 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,035 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+704 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+623 full-time equivalent local workers)

Central Coast NSW

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