Central Coast Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the Central Coast Council area than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of the Central Coast Council area's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

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

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Resident workers occupations
Central Coast Council area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers15,64211.213.514,30910.913.3+1,333
Professionals25,90618.623.623,46617.922.7+2,440
Technicians and Trades Workers21,59915.512.720,61215.713.2+987
Community and Personal Service Workers17,31712.410.415,07311.59.5+2,244
Clerical and Administrative Workers19,08513.713.819,13814.615.1-53
Sales Workers14,84910.69.214,73711.29.3+112
Machinery Operators And Drivers8,3566.06.18,0356.16.4+321
Labourers14,46210.48.813,43210.38.7+1,030
Inadequately described or not stated2,3831.71.82,2001.71.8+183
Total Persons139,599100.0100.0131,002100.0100.0+8,597

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the Central Coast Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (25,906 people or 18.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (21,599 people or 15.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (19,085 people or 13.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 66,590 people in total or 47.7% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% in Professionals; 12.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 13.8% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (18.6% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.5% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (11.2% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.4% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Central Coast Council area increased by 8,597 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Central Coast Council area were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+2,440 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,244 persons)
  • Managers (+1,333 persons)
  • Labourers (+1,030 persons)

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