Central Coast Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

55,366 people or 36.7% of Central Coast Council area's resident workers (All industries) have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
Central Coast Council area20212016change
Namenumber%. % New South Walesnumber%. % New South Wales2016 to 2021
Resident workers
Total Resident workers (Census)150,834100.0100.0139,595100.0100.0+11,239
Age structure
15 - 24 years23,02015.313.821,32415.314.0+1,696
25 - 54 years93,82362.265.788,54363.466.6+5,280
55 - 64 years26,38217.515.323,91117.115.0+2,471
65 years and over7,6155.05.15,8174.24.3+1,798
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance26,78917.814.421,41615.312.5+5,373
Retail trade15,41910.29.015,49111.19.7-72
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers22,05414.611.921,59915.512.7+455
Clerical and administrative workers19,73813.113.019,08513.713.8+653
Hours worked
Full time79,28852.658.082,78859.363.1-3,500
Part time69,15345.840.354,29838.934.9+14,855
Bachelor or higher degree37,16024.638.427,36119.632.6+9,799
Advanced diploma or diploma18,20612.111.016,49711.811.2+1,709
Certificate level44,85629.721.342,62230.522.2+2,234
No qualifications47,23731.327.048,90535.031.1-1,668
Individual Income
Less than $50019,62513.011.5--------
$500 -$1,999104,09669.064.9--------
$2,000 or more25,70317.022.7--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport3,3802.24.012,1958.715.9-8,815
Walked only1,9341.32.52,3301.73.9-396
Other Characteristics
Born overseas27,60918.333.922,91716.432.7+4,692
Speaks a language other than English at home11,6877.727.18,6386.226.2+3,049
Arrived between 2016 and August 20212,6411.86.1--------

Central Coast NSW

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