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Central Coast Council area

Resident workers - Key statistics

43,858 people or 31.4% of the Central Coast Council area's resident workers 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Central Coast Council area20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)139,595100.0100.0131,006100.0100.0+8,589
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years21,32415.314.020,97216.014.5+352
25 - 54 years88,54363.466.685,67365.467.7+2,870
55 - 64 years23,91117.115.020,29315.514.4+3,618
65 years and over5,8174.24.34,0753.13.4+1,742
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance21,41615.312.518,61514.211.6+2,801
Retail trade15,49111.19.716,42312.510.3-932
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers21,59915.512.720,61215.713.2+987
Clerical and administrative workers19,08513.713.819,13814.615.1-53
Hours worked--------------
Full time82,78859.363.178,35059.864.0+4,438
Part time54,29838.934.949,68537.933.8+4,613
Bachelor or higher degree27,36119.632.621,51316.427.9+5,848
Advanced diploma or diploma16,49711.811.213,35610.210.5+3,141
Certificate level42,62230.522.238,88629.722.2+3,736
No qualifications48,90535.031.150,93838.934.8-2,033
Individual Income--------------
Less than $50026,41018.917.1--------
$500 -$1,74989,48564.160.7--------
$1,750 or more21,45615.420.6--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport12,1958.715.911,5258.813.7+670
Walked only2,3301.73.92,4651.94.1-135
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas22,91716.432.720,72015.830.0+2,197
Speaks a language other than English at home8,6386.226.26,2674.822.6+2,371
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20162,1591.56.0--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.